The death of George Floyd violence and abuse of police last week to implosionado in all of american society. There have been demonstrations, protests, acts of street violence in several states, which has led to decree a curfew in many cities. It has also led to the manifestations of solidarity and of rejection of anonymous citizens, and of numerous celebrities, artists and athletes american.
Since the death of Floyd has been a constant drip of manifestations of famous, usually through social networks, which have expressed their upset by the death of the citizen, african-american, and his revulsion at the racism systemic that permeates the police and the american society in general.
So, names like Beyoncé, Beyoncé, John Boyega, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Foxx , Demi Lovato, Viola Davis, Janelle Monáe, Kim Kardashian, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber, Jeffrey Wright, Chance the Rapper, Ariana Grande, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish and Lana del Rey have added their protest to that of thousands of citizens in the street.
But also the Hollywood industry, traditionally much more sensitive to the equality and human rights, has wanted to express their disgust at the racism and sad incident happened in Minneapolis. The Academy of Hollywood and platforms such as Netflix, Disney, HBO, Youtube have joined the campaign Black Lives Matter (The lives of black matter).
The words to the donations
But there are also celebrities who have not been in the good intentions and in the words of solidarity and have decided to take it a step further and provide generous donations to social organizations that fight for human rights and the african-american people in the USA.
The rapper Drake and the model Gigi Hadid has donated $ 100,000, respectively, to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP its acronym in English) as well as the actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who donated $ 200,000 to the legal defense fund of the organization.
Other celebrities have decided to devote their money to pay the bail of those arrested for the riots, the actrores Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Don Cheadlethe actress and singer Janelle Monae, the singer Kehlani and the presenter Jameela Jamilwho have made contributions of $ 1,000 each in favour of the organization Minnesota Freed.om Fun, as well as the model Chrissy Teigenthey doubled their contribution when it was criticized in the networks to pay the bail bonds of people who have been involved in acts of vandalism.