Lady Gaga refuses to stay silent when it comes to racism. The “Rain on Me” singer posted a message on Instagram this week and called out Donald Trump for fueling a system that is already rooted in racism. George Floyd a 46-year-old Black man from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was suffocated and killed when a cop pinned down the victim’s neck with his knee. Protests have been taking place nationwide in response to the devastating death, and celebrities have been calling for justice and encouraging the public to sign petitions to end racist violence.
The singer urged fans to join her in supporting and standing up for the Black community. She explained, we must show our love to the Black community. As a white, privileged woman, I take an oath to stand by that.
Taylor Swift is not the one pop star taking President Donald Trump to the job. A day after Swift broke her previously apolitical stance to accuse Trump of “stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism” throughout his presidency, Lady Gaga posted a prolonged statement calling POTUS a fool and a racist.
Currently, it is a difficult time for the black community to be supported by all other communities so we can put a stop to something that is intrinsically wrong by the grace of God and whatever creator you do and do not believe in. She then turned to the present administration, echoing Swift’s tweet accusing the president of enabling racism. As the country continues to protest against racial injustice and police brutality, many celebrities are using their platforms to decry the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who died in police custody on May 25 after a white officer pinned him to the ground with a knee on his neck.
In a powerful video message, Beyonce encouraged her fans to continue to raise their voices. We need justice for George Floyd. There have been too many times that we’ve seen these violent killings and no consequences, Yes, somebody’s been charged but justice is far from being achieved, she said referencing the fired police officer who was charged with Floyd’s murder.