Sharon Stone warns of 'civil war', shares video on building 'safe room' amid riots over George Floyd's death
Sharon Stone had earlier been called out on social media after she taught her followers to build a safe room inside their homes amid the riots
Sharon Stone is among the many celebrities who have taken to social media to talk about the recent killing of 46-year-old George Floyd. A disgraced former Minneapolis Police Officer was seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd despite him saying he could not breathe in a video that went viral. Floyd's death left the nation outraged at police brutality and the disregard for black lives.
Stone, who recently took to her Instagram handle to share a bizarre video tutorial on how to build a safe room as protests and riots overtake the nation, urged her 2.1 million followers not to let a "civil war" break out after police violence took place at peaceful Black Lives Matter protests.
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"Please do not fall for this. We do not need a civil war. We need understanding," the 62-year-old wrote on her Instagram story. Her request comes after POTUS Donald Trump called for an increased police presence to contain the protests and riots.
Stone had earlier been called out on social media after she taught her followers to build a safe room inside their homes. In the video, she was heard saying, "If you are anywhere where you feel unsafe in your home, this is what I want you to do, we’re going to make a safe room for you." She shared how it was ideal to make one out of a bathroom as there aren't that many windows. She further suggested that people could board the windows up and put a pillow and blanket in the bath should one need to sleep there.
"Just have that place prepared for you and your family. Stay safe, don't be overreactive, this will come and go like all things do," she told her fans and followers who left mixed responses on the video. One person commented, "Is this your only comment regarding why the riots are happening and why there is anger? This feels very much like white people trying to hunker down and be 'safe' from black people." Another commented saying, "You lost your mind," while a third wrote, "Wtf did I just watch." "I love you but you are so out of touch...how far do you live from east LA? Venice ...Santa Monica (not the cool part)....you are not even close to the riots," shared another. However, Stone did have the support of many of her fans who thanked her for sharing her thoughts and advice.
We had earlier reported that the death of George Floyd, resulted in nationwide protests and outrage. Many celebrities have taken to social media to take a stand against racism and injustice. Singer Ciara shared, "My heart can't take it, seeing what’s happened to #GeorgeFloyd. This is eerily similar to the death of #EricGarner. There has to be a stopping point in the process of arresting someone. It’s all senseless," she added. The incident has been compared to the 2014 death of Eric Garner who died after being choked by the police.
While rapper Cardi B chimed in, "Enough is enough! What will it take? A civil war? A new president? Violent riots? It’s tired! I’m tired! The country is tired! You don’t put fear in people when you do this you just show how coward YOU ARE! And how America is really not the land of the free!"