Selena Gomez seeks justice for George Floyd, fans remind her how she dismissed #BlackLivesMatter in the past
The singer had dismissed the Black Lives Matter movement in 2016 in a heated exchange with a user on Twitter
George Floyd's death has sparked outrage and protests across the world with the return of the resounding "Black Lives Matter" movement. Nationwide, people have taken to the streets to mourn the loss of another black American to police brutality and the movement has spread across the globe sparking a lot of conversations about racial violence.
A number of celebrities have also chimed in on the conversation, trying to use their platform and powerful voice to bringing attention to the matter. Selena Gomez is one such celebrity who expressed her devastation at Floyd's death at the hands of ex-police officer Derek Chauvin.
"I have spent the last 24 hours just trying to process this all. Nothing anyone says can take back what has happened. But we can and must all make sure to take action. Too many black lives have been taken from us for far too long," wrote Selena on her Twitter page on Saturday, May 30, evening. This was the first time she posted on the micro-blogging app about Floyd's death. Her tweet stated that she was processing the current happening for a day and this was concerning to a lot of her followers who commented on her post mentioning that the unfortunate incident took place days ago.
"24 hours?? what did u do the last week?? You have been living under a rock or some?? Selena, I'm so sorry, but this is very disappointing and NOT what we wanna hear. I'm that u make sure that ppl sign petitions, but this right here, it's not it," wrote a follower.
Another tweeted, "this happened 5 days ago and she barely signed and "processed it" She is publishing it because they pressured her and attacked her, not because she really feels it".
There was also someone who posted a screenshot of her from 2016 where she engaged in a heated exchange with a Twitter user who asked her why she hasn't said anything about Black Lives Matter or police brutality. To this Selena had replied with, "oh lol.so that means if I hashtag something I save lives? No -I give two f***s about 'sides'. You don't know what I do".
In another tweet, a user posted a video consolidating a couple of moments from Selena's past, for instance, the one where she is using the N-word, her slapping Justin Bieber in 2011, a screenshot of her liking and validating two comments from users who referred to her as classier than IG models for not posting bikini photos.
Another tweeted, "instead of doing this go and donate or sign a petition pls, people grow and change."