Why do Hollywood elites feel the need to inject themselves into every situation?
These are people who live in multi-million dollar gated homes, completely secluded from reality.
Yet we’re supposed to listen and remain in awe at their opinions.
News flash, but being a great actor or actress doesn’t mean you’re qualified to comment on political matters.
Not only are these out-of-touch celebrities joining these sometimes violent protests, but they’re actively calling for police to be defunded.
Check out details from Insider on some of the celebrities looking to strip police departments of their budgets:
Celebrities including Lizzo, John Legend, and Jane Fonda have signed an open letter pushing for a decrease in police budgets and reallocation of government funding to community programs.
The Movement for Black Lives, a coalition of black-rights groups, released the petition as part of their “week of action” from June 1 to 7 to combat racism and police brutality in the US.
The letter points to the deaths of individuals like George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor along with the black communities that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The letter states that police brutality and the disease are “connected and consequential to each other,” nothing that the American government has chosen to invest in police and military rather than healthcare.
“Despite continued profiling, harassment, terror and killing of Black communities, local and federal decision-makers continue to invest in the police, which leaves Black people vulnerable and our communities no safer,” the letter reads.
The letter suggests instead of increasing funding for law enforcement, state and local governments should reroute the money “to create a public national healthcare system.” The letter also recommends giving a larger portion of budgets to neighborhood infrastructures, childcare, education, and other causes that “support a vibrant Black future.”
Here are the celebrities who have signed The Movement for Black Lives’ letter.
The Grammy-winning singer added his name to the petition, Variety reported.
He also pledged to donate money to Movement for Black Lives, National Lawyers Guild, and The Bail Project to protect Americans’ “first amendment right to peacefully protest oppression and injustice.”
According to Rolling Stone, the musician signed Movement for Black Lives’ letter.
How about we just get rid of police officers?
The irony is that it wouldn’t affect celebrities, yet it would devastate the average American.
They live in gated communities.
They have private bodyguards.
They can afford to live in an insulated bubble.
It’s unfortunate to see people who would see little to no effect from the defunding of police departments advocate for such a devastating change.
Here’s some of the latest tweets from celebrities injecting themselves into the George Floyd protests:
Fox News reported on more celebrities that feel the need to insert their opinion:
Many celebrities are joining the nationwide protests sparked by the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn.
Across the country, people have been protesting against police brutality, specifically against the black community, in the wake of a shocking video that shows Floyd being taken into custody by an officer who places his knee on his neck. In the footage, Floyd, 46, shouts “I cannot breathe” and “Don’t kill me,” before losing consciousness. He was later pronounced dead.
Among the thousands taking to the streets to demand action and police reform are celebrities, who are using their social media platforms to amplify the protests. For more than a week, celebrities have not only been sharing ways to donate and help promote the black community, but they’ve been putting boots on the ground amid the protests in various cities as well.
With so many stars promoting activism, below is a rundown of just some of the countless celebrities who have joined protests in the U.S.
The singer shared on Twitter Sunday that she participated in a peaceful protest in Los Angeles, lamenting the lack of media coverage.
"hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage.
all throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along," she wrote. "we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving.
cover this too please."
The "Umbrella Academy" actress shared video from a protest outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas
The celebrity couple was photographed walking at a protest in Los Angeles.
Logan and Jake Paul
The popular YouTube star was recorded marching at a protest telling an NBC News reporter that he "doesn't want to be on the wrong side" of history. Meanwhile, his brother Jake got into some hot water after he was seen at a mall that was being looted in Arizona.
The only saving grace in all of this is that the average American probably couldn’t care less what these people have to say.
Watch this video on how celebrities are using their influence to promote the protests: