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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.

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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 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.

5. Beyoncé

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

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#justiceforgeorgefloyd #blacklivesmatter

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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

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@naacp_ldf

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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

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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.

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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.

9. Drake

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Rest in heaven George Floyd 🌹

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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

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-Just learned from @museummammy that in the US, up to 50% of people killed by the police are disabled. Source: @disabilityisdiversity -This is where defunding the police, or ‘moving the money,’ is of such importance. Police should not be first responders to calls that they are not experts in: mental health crisis, addiction-related issues, the homeless, the disabled, etc. -A great example @cleowade shared with me this week, 1 of 5 calls to 911 are for mental health crises; therefore, 1/5 of the funding for the police force should be transferred towards community mental-health support. Some noteworthy numbers via @campaignzero @iamderay @samswey: -There were only TWENTY SEVEN DAYS in 2019 where police DIDN’T KILL SOMEONE. (see graph) -Meanwhile, for the past 20 years, only 5% of arrests made are for violent crime. -levels of violent crime in US cities does NOT determine rate of police violence. (see graph) -Police violence resulting in death that does not include a gun is NOT included in regular press databases. — image via @jtknoxroxs — — data graphs via mappingpoliceviolence.org @samswey @iamderay @campaignzero —

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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.

12. Halsey

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It’s become very clear to me that some of you need to see what I’ve seen. Please swipe through this. These pictures and videos don’t even scratch the surface. It’s easy from the comfort of your home to watch looting and rioting on television and condone the violent measures being taken by forces. But what you don’t see is innocent peaceful protestors being shot at and tear gassed and physically assaulted relentlessly. You think it’s not happening, it’s only the “thugs” and the “riots”, right? The police are keeping you safe right? You’re wrong. This is happening everywhere. And innocent people exercising their rights to speech and assembly are facing violence and abuse of power. With all of our medical professionals being CONSUMED and EXHAUSTED with Covid, there is little to no medical attention available. I have first hand treated men women and children who have been shot in the chest, the face, the back. Some will lose vision some have lost fingers. I have been covered in innocent blood. My father is a black man. My mother is an EMT. This week I had to put those two associations together in ways that have horrified me. This is NOT a virtue signaling post. But I HAVE to show you what I am witnessing with my own eyes. With Trump’s decision today to enforce the mobilization of armed forces on our own citizens, this has escalated beyond your privilege and comfort to not care. Please care. We are begging you to care. This is war on Americans. This is everyone’s problem. Everyone’s. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

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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.

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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

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Black Lives Matter. ❤️

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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

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I’m tired of hash tagging names & doing the criminal INjustice system’s job for them. It does not take a outraged populace to hold individuals accountable for crimes; we know this because the prison industrial complex is alive, well & capable of arresting & keeping innocent people locked in cages. Shit, we’ve been locking people up for not wearing masks. If we can lock innocents up, we should infallibly be able to hold blatant murder caught on camera accountable. This race conversation is tiresome only to those who are unaffected and disconnected. If this doesn’t cause you pain or outrage, I pray for your soul. You’ve truly lost touch with it. I have a multitude of words written about how these injustices make me feel. I don’t feel for me though, I am comfortable in knowing the worst that could be done is sexual assault, but never once have I feared for my life, my brothers life, or my dads life. I feel for the mothers losing their babies too soon. I can’t even imagine the paralyzing fear associated with this kind of PTSD we continue to inflict upon the black community in America. Our hands are soaked and stained with blood every time we are complicit and stay silent. We (privileged, white or white presenting people) are the only ones who can hold these institutions accountable and if you ask me, it’s beyond time to abolish these archaic models of white supremacist power and truly start actively organizing our community efforts to keep ourselves safe. Any institution that commits crimes it is supposed to be holding accountable is a farce. Any conversation around “not all of them” is falling upon deaf ears, kinda like the “I can’t breathe’s” the “Im unarmed”s and the “please don’t kill me”s of the souls we have lost. We’re beyond sick. This indifference & this insane lack of accountability is not sustainable. Not taking a clear anti-racist stance at this point is a clear siding with the oppressor. It is admonition of your guilt, it is silent participation in genocide; and even though your fingers weren’t on the trigger and your knee was not on his neck, you are just as guilty for the continued assault of the black community in America. Rest in power George.

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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

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Black Lives Matter

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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

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justice soon…❤️✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽

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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.

20. Madonna

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

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I’m shook. Yesterday was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I witnessed things yesterday afternoon that I’ve only ever seen in movies. I live in the epicenter of West Hollywood where the peaceful protest quickly took a turn. I’m sad it became violent, but the violence didn’t begin yesterday. It’s been present for generations. What happened to George Floyd wasn’t an isolated incident. It’s a systemic problem that is now being filmed. Even if any of you feel as though all you are seeing are posts about the horrendous injustice, it pales in comparison to what the energy felt like being on the streets and there can never be too large of a light shone upon the truth. In my stories I’ve posted ways you can also join the movement. Please speak up, show solidarity, own the injustice. White people (and yes, I’m referring to myself as well) learn something and do something. It’s not enough to just post. Listen. Speak up. Amplify. And don’t stop there. Join the fight against injustice. ❤️

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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.

22. Rihanna

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.

23. Tinashe

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Show up.

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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.

26. YUNGBLUD

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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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