So far this year, in addition to coronavirusAnother issue that has had the greatest impact on society in the United States is the fight against racial discrimination due to the deaths of
and Breonna Taylor, among other African American citizens, at the hands of the police.
Now, when 150 days have passed since the 26-year-old ambulance technician died in Louisville (Kentuky) by eight shots from agents who supposedly showed up at the wrong house while she was sleeping, more than 70
of the country have wanted to join to use their platforms full of followers and demand justice for the young woman and that those responsible for her death, who have not been investigated or charged for the moment, go to jail.
More than 70 celebrities have come together to demand justice for Breonna Taylor 150 days after she was killed by police
Among these familiar faces, the first to join the virtual protest donning black T-shirts customized for the occasion with the phrase “Arrest the policemen who killed Breonna Taylor” and the photograph of Breonna on the back under the phrase “Say her name “Have been the actresses Jessica Alba, Amy Schumer and Sarah Paulson and Olivia Wilde, among other.
The first three have shared images of themselves wearing the light pink slogan alongside the base text of the campaign on their Instagram profile, which reads as follows: “It has been 150 days since Breonna Taylor was killed in her sleep by Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, and they have not been charged. Too often, black women who die from police violence are forgotten. Let’s continue to demand justice for Breonna and her family and #Say Your Name. This campaign and shirt were created in association with the Breonna Taylor Foundation, and all proceeds from the shirt will be donated to the foundation. ”
Wilde, for his part, preferred to publish a slightly more personal text and share his opinion about the death of the young African American and how he has told his three-year-old daughter the meaning of the shirt and the movement: “Today I have explained this shirt to my 3 year old daughter. I have not sugarcoated the tragedy. She has to know what kind of world she is here to reinvent. Her innocent horror and confusion should be everyone’s. “
Also among these more than 70 celebrities who have come together to demand justice for Breonna have been Samuel L.Jackson, who has shared an image of himself with his wife in black and white wearing the shirts; Halle berry, who has preferred to post a drawing of Breonna Taylor; and the actresses Regina King, Ruby Rose, Nikki Reed, Diana Guerrero,
Mandy Moore, Busy Phillipps and Viola Davis.