Justin Bieber, wife Hailey donate to Black Lives Matter movement, speak with activist Angela Rye about racism
Justin Bieber also went the extra mile by shooting down an overzealous Trump supporter on Twitter, much to the delight of his fans
Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey Bieber have pledged their support to the Black Lives Matter movement by making a charitable donation courtesy of the singer's clothing line, Drew House. Justin and Hailey also took part in a live stream chat with noted black rights activist, Angela Rye, where they talked about a variety of hot button topics such as racism, white privilege and police brutality.
Justin Bieber's fashion label Drew House recently released a handwritten note today on social media that revealed that the singer had made a financial contribution to the non-profit organization Color of Change, and also exhorted others in the United States to make a difference by stamping out racism.
The tweeted note read, "Systemic racism exists in the US and we need to unite to be a part of the change to eliminate it. Drew House, as a community that believes in inclusion and equality for all, can and will do better in educating ourselves and others of the abhorrent treatment that the black community has endured, and we are standing with our brothers and sisters.
The note also revealed, "We have made a contribution to Color of Change to support the fight for racial equality, and are committed to continuing both action and education. #BlackLivesMatter." Besides this statement of intent, Justin and his wife Hailey also had a live stream chat with activist and CNN commentator Angela Rye recently, where they talked about a wide-ranging variety of topics, from racism to white privilege in the course of their 50-minute chat. You can check out the full conversation here.
Hailey Bieber posted the video of their chat with the caption - "As a white woman, I know I am privileged, and I didn’t always understand what that really meant. I will never understand what it’s like to be racially profiled and targeted and wake up every day uncertain if I could lose my life because of the color of my skin."
She continued, saying "Through this conversation with Angela I really just wanted to learn, to ask questions even if I thought they were the wrong question. I want to know better so I can do better and I will not stop asking these questions and having these conversations. I want to keep learning how to be an ally, and I refuse to keep walking through life being ignorant. #BlackLivesMatter"
Justin Bieber also recently stuck to his guns when an overzealous Trump supporter started criticizing him for his stance on social media. The delusional fan's post read, in part, "Trump 2020! I'm appalled at you, Justin. Stop using your platform to further perpetuate blacks voting for Democrats! You don't get it! You should go to your bible and look at what God says about peace!" Justin Bieber's response was an eloquent "How bout f*** u", and his fans were thrilled to see that emphatic response.
One fan said, "Way to go Justin!" while others called him a "LEGEND!" Other followers approved of his message and said, "I stan the right man." Bieber also tweeted a big black poster on Twitter today, to show his solidarity with Blackout Tuesday. Before that, he had also posted the timely message, "It is not enough to be quietly non-racist, now is the time to be vocally anti-racist" as well as another post that read "All lives do not matter until Black Lives Matter." It's nice to see Justin making his voice heard, and we're sure he's inspiring a lot of change and challenging others to do the same in their communities.