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Breaking: Celebrities Call for Defunding of Police


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:



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