Over the last few days, we’ve bore witness to the devastating and heartbreaking news surrounding the death of George Floyd and many others including the likes of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery; and continue to see the empowering words shared by many on our social feeds, who are standing up in the fight against systemic racism.
It’s easy to share a single post, a black tile or a few lines on this matter of the heart, but we believe that actions tend to speak louder than words. So whether it’s giving back to the community in some form or actively engaging in activism online or offline, we share the spotlight on 31 celebrities who have stuck true to their words, rose to the occasion and advocated for the Black Lives Matter in especially meaningful ways.
1. Adam Lambert
Adam Lambert showed his solidarity for the movement by participating in the Black Lives Matter protest along the stretch of Hollywood and Vine in Los Angeles last weekend. The singer has also been advocating for the cause on social media, and even made a significant donation to the Black-Led LGTBQ Freedom Fund through his philanthropic organisation, Feel Something Foundation, which will protect LGBTQ members who get arrested during the ongoing protests.
2. Alex Rodriguez & Jennifer Lopez
Hollywood It-Couple, Alex Rodriguez and J.Lo took part in last weekend’s peaceful protests in Los Angeles. The pair carried homemade signs designed by Lopez’s twins, Emme and Max Muñiz, that read, “#EnoughIsEnough” and “Let’s Get Loud for Black Lives Matter.”
3. Ariana Grande
— Ariana Grande News (@AGNLatest) June 2, 2020
Ariana Grande continues to prove that she’s one of the most respectable and caring artists of today’s generation. Besides going through the turmoil in Manchester and organising a full-fledged benefit concert One Love Manchester in memory of the lives lost at her concert, she’s now lending her heart to support Black Lives Matter. She has been seen walking at the protest and has shared helpful resources in the hopes of encouraging fans to stand up against police brutality and racism.
4. Bella Hadid
In light of these recent events, Bella Hadid has donated to NAACP Legal Defense Fund, which fights for police reform daily, and made separate donations to support the families of both George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Queen B has not been staying silent on the recent cases surrounding George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others in the black community. She’s been vocal about it on her social media, linking her followers to the ongoing petitions through her #BEYGOOD webpage and as of recently, gave a passionate commencement speech that paid tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement on YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020.
6. Billie Eilish
Gen Z singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has been active in raising awareness about the movement on her social media. In addition to this, she has advocated for the cause in real life whether it’s at a protest or simply driving the streets with cardboard signs addressing the issue on her car.
7. Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds
Upon learning about the news of George Floyd’s tragic death, Blake Lively together with husband Ryan Reynolds made a $200,000 donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
8. Cole Sprouse
While rallying in a fight against racism and police brutality, Cole Sprouse was arrested together with a group of fellow peaceful protestors in Santa Monica. Since the incident, Cole has openly shared his story and linked up an online resource to guide fans on how they can donate and help support the movement.
Without holding back, American rapper Drake made a donation of $100,000 to the not-for-profit, National Bail Out, which helps to fund bail outs for black mothers and caregivers in prison.
10. Doutzen Kroes & Iman Hammam
Victoria’s Secret Angel, Doutzen Kroes, alongside fellow model Iman Hammam, went together to the protests in Amsterdam to show their support for Black Lives Matter movement.
11. Gigi Hadid
Since the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and many others, Gigi Hadid has used her social media platform to raise awareness of Campaign Zero‘s #8CantWait initiative and educating followers on cases of police violence in the States.
Growing up biracial, Halsey has been a strong supporter of Black Lives Matter. She has shared her voice on social media, directing her followers to petitions and taking part in the frontlines of the protests, attending to the medical needs of injured protestors who were shot with rubber bullets.
13. Harry Styles
Besides showing support on his social media pages, Harry Styles took it upon himself and showed solidarity by marching at the Los Angeles protests in the fight of abolishing cases of police brutality and racism.
14. Jaz Sinclair & Ross Lynch
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina celebrity couple and co-stars, Jaz Sinclair and Ross Lynch, marched in solidarity with fellow protesters in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
15. Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner took to the streets to participate in a peaceful demonstration and protest for Black Lives Matter.
16. Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer‘s activism in support of the Black Lives Matter movement has been admirable. She has taken to social media to share her thoughts and gave a compelling speech that went viral at a protest she was attending.
17. Lauren Jauregui
In the wake of George Floyd’s death, Lauren Jauregi marched in solidarity with Black Lives Matter at the protests and has continued to share resources that can educate and inform her followers.
18. Lili Reinhart
Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart has been a strong ally and activist for the Black Lives Matter movement. She has been lending her highly-followed Instagram platform to speak to black activists as a way of giving a voice to the black community. On top of this, she participated in the peaceful protest held in Los Angeles’ Pacific Park and has been speaking up on this matter on her social media accounts.
19. Machine Gun Kelly
American rapper Machine Gun Kelly has been a strong ally for the Black Lives Matter movement during this time. He has been participating at several of the protests, advocating for the cause on social media and payed homage to the black community and music scene by posting his own cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s Killing In The Name.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 6, 2020
Madonna marched in crutches in Central London alongside fellow protesters to proclaim justice for George Floyd and in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.
21. Nina Dobrev
From speaking up about the injustices faced by George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on social media to walking among the protesters in solidarity, Nina Dobrev has proven to be a huge ally for the black community. She has included practical advice and resources in her posts for followers, on how they can help to support the cause.
As part of #BLACKOUTTUESDAY, Rihanna made the executive decision to pause productions and operations across all her brands (Fenty Beauty, Savage x Fenty, and Fenty) for 24 hours in tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement.
R&B and pop singer Tinashe has been actively involved in supporting the black community, showing up several protests and participating in online activism through her social media. On top of this, she’s even held a live virtual concert, which assisted in raising proceeds towards The Bail Project.
24. The Weeknd
In support of Black Lives Matter, The Weeknd made a total donation of $400,000, which went towards non-profit organisations including the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Know Your Rights Camp and National Bail Out. He has also gone on to amplify his efforts by calling upon music industry partners and executives to look into the issue of how labels and streaming services are currently profiting off black music.
25. Trevor Noah
The Daily Show‘s Trevor Noah has actively been advocating for the Black Lives Matter movement via social media, where he addresses the crux of the current problem plaguing the United States. He has also brought several guests on his talk-show recently to discuss these matters, including black activists like Nikole Hannah-Jones, Deray McKesson and U.S. representative John Lewis.
YUNGBLUD has been actively fighting to end racism and supports Black Live Matters both offline and online. He has been on the front-lines at several of the demonstrations, protecting and helping wounded protestors, posting videos on social media to shed light on this issue (including a solemn poetry reading).
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