5 Mzansi celebs who spoke up against US racism & #BlackLivesMatter

5 Mzansi celebs who spoke up against US racism & #BlackLivesMatter

Most celebs, local and international, have taken to social media to voice their concerns following the recent senseless killing of US citizen George Floyd.

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The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter has been trending around the world since the death of Floyd last week allegedly at the hands of a white policeman.

Floyd died in hospital after the white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes during his arrest.

The gruesome incident, which was caught on video, led to the ongoing protests and riots in the US.

Mzansi celebs have also joined the #BlackLivesMatter movement and have spoken out about the brutal killings of innocent African Americans in the US.

Internationally-acclaimed comedian Trevor Noah, who is currently based in New York, asked how many men are having knees put on their necks:

"How many George Floyds are there who don’t die? How many men are having knees put on their necks? How many Sandra Blands are out there being tossed around? It doesn’t make the news because it’s not grim enough. It doesn’t even get us any more. It’s only the deaths, the gruesome deaths, that stick out."

Media personality Minnie Dlamini-Jones expressed that the level of brutality against black people is disturbing.

"Seeing my people getting killed for no reason in the US is honestly breaking my heart. The level of brutality against black people taking place with no justice or remorse is disturbing! #Blacklivesmatter."

Influencer Mihlali Ndamase said she was not afraid to lose sponsors for speaking out against racism and the brutal killing of black people.

"I will not be silent about the killing of my people. Where one door closes, many will open so if any brand does not want to be associated with me after this so be it at least I will lose a 'bag' knowing I wasn't silent during this time because silence will not protect us."

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Rapper AKA took to social media to let African Americans know that Africa welcomes them with open arms.

"African Americans ... come home. Simple as that.

Songstress Zonke Dikana also added her voice in the protest by posting a mural of George on her Twitter page.

Briefly.co.za reported that Justin Timberlake and Vanessa Bryant are some of US celebs who have showed support to the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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