Celebrities have joined the growing list of people calling for justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis. Floyd died at the hospital on Monday after the white police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes as the 46-year-old yelled: “I can’t breathe.”
Reports said the officers responded to a call from a grocery store that claimed Floyd had used a forged cheque. His death, however, is just one example of the ongoing systemic racism in America where black people find themselves being killed during encounters with white police officers.
Though four police officers involved in the incident have been fired and an investigation is ongoing, people are demanding that the officers be charged with murder.
The following celebrities have been paying tribute to Floyd and sharing their condolences with his family while demanding justice.
1. Beyonce paid her respects by changing the homepage of her website to a photo of Floyd with the message: “Rest in Power George Floyd.”
2. Cardi B
3. Alicia Keys
4. Tracee Ellis Ross
6. Naomi Campbell
7. LeBron James
8. Keke Wyatt