Chrissy Teigen, Halsey, Janelle Monáe, And More Celebs Are Sharing Financial Donations In Aid Of The Black Lives Matter Movement

"Реальность - это галлюцинация, вызванная недостатком алкоголя в крови." Уинстон Черчилль ©
Время на прочтение: 3 минут(ы)

Stars are donating to legal defence funds and bail funds across the United States.

Celebrities are sharing their donations in aid of legal defence funds, bail funds, and the Black Lives Matter movement after days of protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officers.

Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

This weekend, many celebrities — including Ariana Grande, Halsey, and Tinashe — participated in the protests happening across the United States…

While others used their platform to encourage people to donate to organisations aiding the movement. In a tweet, Chrissy Teigen said she was “committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country”.

Dia Dipasupil / Getty Images

She later raised the number to $200,000 after receiving backlash from followers on Twitter.

Her husband John Legend specified on Sunday that the couple were donating to Movement 4 Black Lives, the National Lawyers Guild, and The Bail Project.

Americans have the first amendment right to peacefully protest oppression and injustice. Chrissy and I will be donating to these 3 organizations which are organizing, supporting and defending those marching for justice: @Mvmnt4BlkLives @nlgnews @bailproject

“Some of you think that supporting a bailout fund means we’re supporting people who intentionally harm people or destroy property because ‘Why would the police arrest and jail peaceful protestors?'” he said in a tweet. “Excellent question. Perhaps you should ask the police because THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME.”

In addition to attending the protests and documenting her experience on social media, Halsey revealed that she had donated $100,000 to several organisations.

Please look at this thread. My initial contributions are $100,000 to the various organizations I have included. I encourage you and my peers to contribute whatever you can. Every amount counts!!!!!

While Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively posted a joint statement on Instagram, announcing they had donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Angela Weiss / AFP / Getty Images

“We’ve never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we’re pulled over in the car,” they wrote. “We don’t know what it’s like to experience that life day in day out. We’re ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is.”

They added: “We also pledge to stay educated and vote in every local election… We want to use our privilege and platform to be an ally, and to play a part in easing pain for so many who feel as though this grand experiment is failing them.”

Other celebs, like Harry Styles, also said they were donating to help post bail for arrested protestors, and encouraged his fans to do the same.

And Colin Kaepernick announced his organisation, Know Your Rights Camp, had set up a legal defence fund, encouraging people to donate.

In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp

For representation or to donate

Meanwhile, rapper Noname announced she had donated $1000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund — which helps pay bail for low-income individuals in George Floyd’s home state — and encouraged fellow celebs to match her contribution.

Just gave $1000 to @MNFreedomFund. Celebrity accounts that follow me… match 🤝

Among those who matched her donation were Janelle Monáe, CupcakKe, Jameela Jamil, Kehlani, Cynthia Nixon, and many more.

Matched. Celebrity accounts that follow me please match and pass it on.