How celebs are using their platforms for #BlackLivesMatter

How celebs are using their platforms for #BlackLivesMatter

They’re calling for action.

Text: Sophie Hong

Image: Vince Fleming | Unsplash

The murder of George Floyd has sparked nationwide protests in the US, and celebrities and artistes are using their platforms to talk about #BlackLivesMatter. George Floyd's death came to the public's attention after video footage of his arrest made the rounds — it showed a Caucasian police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeling on George's neck while he was restrained and pinned to the floor. George was heard repeatedly pleading "I can't breathe". The police officer continued kneeling on George's neck even after he had become unconscious. He was pronounced dead about an hour later, according to a BBC report. In the wake of this tragedy, celebrities are using their platforms to raise awareness and demand change. From Beyonce to Billie Eilish to Singaporean YouTuber Jianhao Tan, here's how they've responded.

1. Harry Styles

2. Rihanna

3. Selena Gomez

4. Beyoncé

5. Lady Gaga

6. Benjamin Kheng (Note: trigger warning for the video below)

7. Hirzi Zulkiflie

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8. Billie Eilish

9. Dua Lipa

10. Jianhao Tan

11. Ariana Grande

12. Cardi B

13. Shawn Mendes

14. Jonas Brothers

15. Kim Kardashian-West

16. Tracee Ellis Ross

17. Miley Cyrus

18. Gigi Hadid

19. Bella Hadid