One week after the murder of the young African American George Floyd at the hands of the police during a violent arrest, a new fight against the racism It is here to stay until things change in the United States, where hundreds of cases identical to Floyd’s have taken place in recent years.
Following this movement of protest, which has already brought tens of thousands of protesters in recent days to the streets of many cities in the country governed by Donald Trump, this same tuesday celebrities from all over the world have wanted to join the cause and turn their social networks to black to say ‘enough’ and spread the message to people from all corners of the planet under the slogan #BlackoutTuesday (Blackout Tuesday).
Among these champions of the cause linked to the United States have highlighted figures of Hollywood What Blake Lively, Jennifer Garner, Ryan Reynolds, Drew Barrymore, Hugh Hackman, Jaime Lee Curtis, Julia Roberts, Melanie Griffith Y Naomi Watts, among many others, who, in addition to publications in black or with different related reasons, have wanted to launch forceful slogans such as “The lives of blacks also matter.”
Within the world of music, it has also been possible to see the involvement of great figures such as the diva of Barbados Rihanna, Canadians Justin Bieber Y Shawn Mendes, the British Robbie Williams, Dua Lipa Y Jessie J, the americans Alicia Keys, Katy Perry Y Demi Lovato or the exBeatle Paul McCartney, who has written “We are going to join the Blackout Tuesday in solidarity with so many people in the world. We send our wholehearted support for justice for George Floyd’s family and we call for an end to all kinds of similar injustices towards black and other minority people. ” Instagram.
In addition to these, dozens of figures from the world of professional sports, which has been one of the sectors most involved with the movement, especially in the United States thanks to African-American figures such as Lebron James Y Michael Jordan , have spread the word around the world thanks to the participation of other international athletes such as David BeckhamY Leo Messi.
Although in the United States, it is where the initiative has started and has seen a greater participation of celebrities in social networks, where the Kardashian They have been the queens for years and now they have taken advantage of the pull to support the movement, the slogan #BlackoutTuesday has also made the leap to the other side of the pond.
On Spain, well-known faces of our panorama of ‘celebrities’ such as Rosalia, Hugo Silva, Mario Casas, Sara carbonero, Paco Leon, Paula Echevarría, Chenoa, Manuel Carrasco, David Bisbal, Elsa Pataky Y Clara Lake, among dozens of other celebrities, have not wanted to be left behind and have shared the blackout to say ‘enough’ to discrimination based on people’s skin color.