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LeBron James, Justin Bieber and More Stars Speak Out About George Floyd’s Death – Yahoo Entertainment


LeBron James, Justin Bieber and More Stars Speak Out About George Floyd’s Death

pronounced dead at a hospital after a white police officer pinned Floyd, a black man, to the ground by pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck during his arrest. Bystander footage of situation, which showed Floyd stating several times he could not breathe before appearing motionless with his eyes closed, has dominated social media this week, spurring outrage, protests and comparisons to Eric Garner, who also told officers at the time of his arrest that he couldn’t breathe and died as a result of a police officer’s chokehold in 2014. Floyd’s official cause of death has not yet been released. ” data-reactid=”24″>On Monday night, the 46-year-old Minnesota man was pronounced dead at a hospital after a white police officer pinned Floyd, a black man, to the ground by pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck during his arrest. Bystander footage of situation, which showed Floyd stating several times he could not breathe before appearing motionless with his eyes closed, has dominated social media this week, spurring outrage, protests and comparisons to Eric Garner, who also told officers at the time of his arrest that he couldn’t breathe and died as a result of a police officer’s chokehold in 2014. Floyd’s official cause of death has not yet been released. 

Celebrity Deaths: 2020’s Fallen Stars” data-reactid=”26″>Celebrity Deaths: 2020’s Fallen Stars

Meanwhile, Floyd’s death has not gone unnoticed by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, who have taken to social media with public outcries of heartbreak, anger, sadness and injustice over his passing. 

“You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life,” Ava DuVernay expressed on Twitter. “Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act – for you – and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd.”

Captioning a split photo of Floyd being pinned to the ground and Colin Kaepernick kneeling in protest with the caption, “This…Is Why,” LeBron James wrote, “Do you understand NOW!!??!!?? Or is it still blurred to you??”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act – for you – and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/GeorgeFloyd?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#GeorgeFloyd</a> <a href=”https://t.co/JeMNUtkXv6″>pic.twitter.com/JeMNUtkXv6</a></p>&mdash; Ava DuVernay (@ava) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ava/status/1265436509840084993?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

The basketball pro added, “George Floyd. George Floyd. George has a family. George didn’t deserve to die. George pleaded for help and was just straight up ignored, which speaks loud and clear that his black life didn’t matter. George was murdered. George wasn’t human to that cop that slowly and purposefully took his life away.”

“And now they should be prosecuted. This happens way too often, and seems only when caught on camera are MURDERERS even getting fired,” she shared on Twitter. “Unfortunately, the only way things will start changing is if all these racist ignorant monsters have to face the consequences- behind bars.”

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>And now they should be prosecuted. This happens way too often, and seems only when caught on camera are MURDERERS even getting fired … unfortunately, the only way things will start changing is if all these racist ignorant monsters have to face the consequences- behind bars. <a href=”https://t.co/pocb8PDJ08″>https://t.co/pocb8PDJ08</a></p>&mdash; Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) <a href=”https://twitter.com/GiGiHadid/status/1265657174124040193?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>

“I feel so sick, sad and sorry for George Floyd and his family. There is nothing anybody could say to me that makes this encounter even remotely ok,” she continued. “He was a peace activist and a man of respect and promise. There is no reason for anyone to be handled like that especially someone that is so unaggressive. Please spread this message.”

She added, “Spread awareness to the situation, protest (cause more tragedy for our sisters and brothers). What is so difficult for our government to understand and WHY the hell are they not doing a damn thing about it? I pray that we try to raise the youth to be better, to make this country a better place. God help us, watch over us and the family and friends of #georgefloyd.”

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