Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner join Black Lives Matter protest, proud fans say 'world needs more people like you'
The couple has been vocal about their support to the movement and on Saturday they joined a swarm of peaceful protesters chanting 'no justice, no peace'
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner participated in the Black Lives Matter protest in Mammoth Lakes, California, along with their friends Greg Garbo and Paris Carney. Jonas shared a photo of their masked selves on his Instagram page with the caption 'Black Lives Matter' followed by a red heart. Turner was seen holding up a 'White Silence is Violence' banner and in a post shared on her Instagram, she was heard chanting 'no justice no peace' along with the rest of the protesters. She also shared a couple of informative posts on her Instagram stories. For example, a resource guide for people who want to be allies but don't know where to start. She also shared an article titled 'why it hurts when people say all lives matter' along with the quote, "If you are comfortable you aren't listening".
Joe also took part in the 'Black Out Tuesday' movement earlier this week that was observed to fight racial violence by the music industry in the wake of George Floyd's death. Last week, he had also urged his followers to sign a petition for justice to be delivered to Floyd and his family. The couple has shown solidarity throughout and their efforts have not gone unnoticed by their fans, who showered them with generous amounts of praise. "THANK YOU! This means so much to not only those closest to you but the world! You are an ally! Love you," a fan commented on Joe's post. While another comment read, "Thank you for constantly speaking up and standing up for what you believe!!!". Another person commented, "@joejonas THE WOLRD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU."
Turner's post too was flooded with a lot of love from fans and followers. "EEEEEEES!! So proud of you babe. I know how hard it is to be out in the world right now and your courage speaks VOLUMES. I am constantly in awe of your strength! Thank you for this, Queen, I love you an insane amount," read a comment. While another fan commented, "Thank you for standing up for what’s right. So much respect."
There was another one that wrote, "I mean they've been arrested and charge(d) with murder so there (is) justice. Sooooo can we have peace now? (sic)," commented one. Turner took the time to school the person. She wrote, "This isn't just about those 4 cops, this is about Breonna Taylor, this is about Trayvon Martin, this is about Eric Garner, this is about the systemic racism that Black people have faced for hundreds and hundreds of years. This is about changing the system. Justice will be done when society reflects our beliefs that we are all equal. Until then there should be no peace."