Celebrities Participating In The Black Lives Matter Protests – Including Harry Styles, J Cole, And Kehlani
3 June 2020, 13:01 | Updated: 3 June 2020, 13:11
Celebrities including Ariana Grande, Halsey, and Kehlani are joining those marching in protest following the death of George Floyd.
A number of celebrities are showing their support amongst the millions around the world protesting against the death of George Floyd and countless other victims of police brutality.
High-profile celebs including Yungblud and rapper Swae Lee have been documenting their part in the protests on social media, urging their millions of followers to take action too.
Actor Timothée Chalamet has also been sharing video clips from the marches, while J Cole – who has always been a vocal activist for social justice – was spotted in the protests in his hometown of North California speaking with the organiser in Fayetteville.
Meanwhile, Cole Sprouse was arrested at a peaceful protest in Santa Monica, explaining on Instagram: "We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us."
Cole is among the hordes of stars with a large following to encourage fans to take action and get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement.
Harry Styles is one of the millions of protesters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement that has taken place around the world.— #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@HS2Updates) June 3, 2020
If you’re unable to donate, protest. If you’re unable to protest, spread awareness. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/KIYxJZRllD
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A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there’s a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. the media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda. I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us. It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement. This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me, and I hope the media doesn’t make it such. This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing. This is precisely the time to contemplate what it means to stand as an ally. I hope others in my position do as well. I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps. I’ll speak no more on the subject, as I’m (1) not well versed enough to do so, (2) not the subject of the movement, and (3) uninterested in drawing attention away from the leaders of the #BLM movement. I will be, again, posting the link in my story to a comprehensive document for donations and support.
halsey and yungblud being humans before being celebs. really good to see. pic.twitter.com/A77jCzT0Oj— nita ♡’s black6ix ~ ʏᴇᴊᴜɴ’s sᴜɴsʜɪɴᴇ (@sehyeyoon) June 1, 2020
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Jamie Foxx is really for his people ... first hand account 💯 pic.twitter.com/EdFJQOsqNw— The T. (@everythingVRT) May 29, 2020
There was men on the roof shooting tear gas from the roof the voice of humanity is really being heard more than ever pic.twitter.com/C2LkkfRx30— Swae Exotic (@SwaeLee) May 31, 2020
Nick Cannon is on the FRONTLINE in Minneapolis in honor of George Floyd. pic.twitter.com/N3JZXEn8wl— MoorInfo (@MoorInformation) May 29, 2020