Jennifer Aniston slams 'racism and brutality' in US, asks how much more time until a change occurs
'As allies, who want equality and peace, it’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love,' said Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston has broken her silence over the death of George Floyd. Floyd's death sparked outrage in the country as many people took it to the streets and called for protests. People were quick to chant 'Black Lives Matter' after a video surfaced online that showcased Floyd might be allegedly murdered by an officer, Derek Chauvin.
The video showed Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck even after he constantly said that he was unable to breathe. Unfortunately, his cry for help was not heard and he was soon declared dead. Since then, people took to the streets to protest against the brutality that occurred.
Aniston also took a stand on her Instagram page as she shared a video of James Baldwin where he questioned how much more time was needed to make sure each and every person was treated equally. Along with the video she wrote, "This week has been heartbreaking for so many reasons. We need to acknowledge that the racism and brutality in this country have been going on for a long time - and it’s NEVER been okay."
She continued, "As allies, who want equality and peace, it’s our responsibility to make noise, to demand justice, to educate ourselves on these issues, and more than anything, to spread love. How much more time are we willing to let pass without change? HOW MUCH MORE TIME?" She urged people to join the petition to make sure all the four officers were arrested and justice was served. People were quick to applaud the actress for using her platform for the greater good. "Very sad this is still happening. Keep using your platform to spread the word," wrote one.
Another added, "Thanks for speaking about things that matter." Many other celebrities have come forward for the same. NBA player Jaylen Brown also took part in the peaceful march as he revealed he was a black man first and then a celebrity or an NBA player. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, Madonna and Billie Eilish also expressed their thoughts on their social media pages and urged people to come together to end this and to make their voices heard.