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George Floyd death: Ryan Reynolds says ‘we're ashamed’, hailed as ‘king’ after $200K donation to fight racism

Last week he contributed $200,000 to the cause and fans are praising the actor for using his platform to speak out
Ryan Reynolds (Getty Images)
Ryan Reynolds (Getty Images)

George Floyd's disturbing death has led to nationwide protests and celebrities are speaking out on social media about the Atlanta protests and spreading the word on how #BlackLivesMatter. Ryan Reynolds, who is known for playing Deadpool, also chose to highlight the rampant racism with an official statement on social media.

His statement on Instagram read: "We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we're pulled over in the car. We don't know what it's like to experience that day in and day out. We can't imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We're ashamed that in the past we've allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is."

On Twitter, he wrote, "Last week we contributed $200,000 to the @NAACP_LDF. We stand in awe of this organization, their empathy and leadership in, @Sifill_LDF. Their work is essential to the integrity of democracy. #GeorgeFloyd."

Ryan Reynolds (Getty Images)

Fans couldn't stop showering praises on him after he posted it on Instagram. "And I thought I couldn’t love you anymore #blacklivesmatter," one said and another wrote, "You are a perfect exol." One went on to say, "THANK YOU KING THANKKKK YOUUU !!!!!"

"Thank you for using your platform. This meant alot to me. To us," one fan said and another wrote, "The world is why I'm scared to have kids but also the reason why I know if I do I like to think the world would be a better place because of what our generation is doing and what our kids will do."

Shedding light on his contribution to Covid-19, one fan said, "Wow! I’m in awe of all that you’ve done for Covid relief and now this! We are in trying times but if we all step up we can come out better! Thank you for using your platform to speak out!"

One fan felt he could have added the word Black Lives Matter to his post. "I think also putting black lives matter in your post Ryan would mean a lot to the black community."