Multiple celebrities have spoken out about the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who had pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck.
Videos of Floyd’s death circulated social media earlier this week. Four officers involved in the incident were fired. Police did not offer any details about the officers, according to USA Today.
Celebrities shared emotional posts about the moment. See a roundup of them below.
I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning.— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 28, 2020
You deserved your breath, your dignity, your life. Not to die in the street, murdered by a white cop’s knee on your neck. You deserve our tears, our prayers, our rage, our action. We must act - for you - and for all of those were no cameras are present. We must. #GeorgeFloyd pic.twitter.com/JeMNUtkXv6— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 27, 2020