Roommates, Lizzo is using her large platform to make a very firm statement on racism and the state of things currently going on in the country right now. She recently posted to her Instagram account and blatantly called out white people who are choosing to stay silent rather than speaking up about what’s happening.
In a video posted to Instagram, Lizzo got straight to the point about how she feels about those who choose to stay silent right now:
“Black people, this is your daily reminder that it is not your job to educate people on racism or white privilege. It is exhausting and if they don’t see it or believe it by now, they don’t want to. There are Googles and there are books and they can do that for themselves. White people, this is your daily reminder that as long as you stay silent, you are part of the problem. I know you’re not racist, but you have to be more than that. You have to be anti-racist. Speak up. And to all the influential people who have spoken up, thank you so much for your allyship and your support.”
However, Lizzo wasn’t done and added even more to her caption for the video:
“Protest is not the end of progress, it is the beginning. I wonder what would happen if all the big companies and celebrities who have showed support on social media came out and used their platform to let activists and protesters speak and be seen? I wonder what would happen if we allowed the outrage to have positive influence in our local government? What would happen if those in power defunded the police & dismantled their racist culture and corrupt power structures? Cities are burning, are you watching? I stand with Minneapolis. I believe in us. Change is gonna come. #blacklivesmatter”
Lizzo joins the long list of celebrities who are speaking out following the senseless murder of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin was recently arrested and charged with third-degree murder due to his role in Floyd’s death.
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