Jameela Jamil's Twitter username is 'Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor', Internet rallies behind her
Breonna Taylor was killed at her home on March 13 midnight when cops had barged in executing a no-knock search warrant and fired 20 shots
'The Good Place' actress Jameela Jamil has changed her Twitter username to 'Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor'. Breonna Taylor was killed at her home on March 13 midnight when cops had barged in executing a no-knock search warrant and fired 20 shots.
It's been a month and three days today since George Floyd's death, following a horrific act of police brutality. His killing immediately sparked numerous protests which didn't stay limited to the United States but also spread to a number of parts around the globe. At the same time, people also seeking "justice for Breonna Taylor", demanding the cops who were responsible for this tragic incident to be held accountable and be arrested.
A number of celebrities have been vocal about the issue and have demanded that the accused cops are arrested. On June 10, joining celebrities rallying for the issue, Jamil updated her Twitter status, "Arrest the cops who killed #BreonnaTaylor". Shortly after she did this, the usual comments started to appear in her comment section wherein people commended her for speaking on the subject. However, there were also a few people who said that they never heard about the case before because of limited reporting in the press. "As sad as it is I literally just found out about her death yesterday. Never once have I seen her death covered and it's extremely sad and upsetting," read a comment.
While another read, "Seriously - I hadn't heard Brionna's name because of all the other police misconduct going on. It's like they are all TRYING to get on TV. History tells us that they have a good chance of getting off or getting soft sentences."
Such feedback, amidst many other positive comments on her tweets, was the reason Jamil then went ahead and also changed her username. A change in one's username means that anyone searching for Jamil on Twitter would see 'Arrest The Cops Who Killed Breonna Taylor' as Twitter name and hence garner more attention towards police brutality.
A look at Jamil's Twitter timeline shows that she regularly tweets about seeking justice for Taylor. For instance, on June 22, she tweeted, "Breonna Taylor’s name is no longer trending and the police that murdered her are still free. If you see this please reply/quote/tweet on your own. ARREST BRETT HANKISON, JONATHAN MATTINGLY & MYLES COSGROVE FOR THE MURDER OF #BREONNATAYLOR".
"WE DID NOT ASK YOU TO FIRE ONE OF THE COPS INVOLVED IN THE MURDER OF #BREONNATAYLOR WE ARE DEMANDING YOU ARREST THEM ALL. NOW," read another tweet by her on June 20.
Jamil is also an advocate of body positivity. She advocates self-love and is actively involved in the take-down of brands or celebrities that promote fad diets, unreal body standards, slimming teas or weight loss measures.