‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ cast donated $100,000 to the National Bail Fund Network and call on actors from other cop shows to do the same
Stephanie Beatriz, who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on the show, also made a personal donation and encouraged other actors who portray police officers to donate as well
The cast of the popular television show, which is about police officers in New York City, shared the news on social media and encouraged others to donate as well, Variety reported.
Co-creator Dan Goor was the first to tweet the news, as well as a statement.
“The cast and showrunner of Brooklyn 99 condemn the murder of George Floyd and support the many people who are protesting police brutality nationally,” read the statement. “Together we have made a $100,000 donation to the National Bail Fund Network. We encourage you to look up your local bail fund: the National Bail Fund Network is an organization that can lead you to them. #blacklivesmatter.”
Beatriz, who plays Detective Rosa Diaz on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” also made a personal donation of $11,000 to the National Bail Fund Network, and called on other actors who play police officers on television to do the same, according to People magazine.
“I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv,” Beatriz wrote on Twitter. “If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math.”
I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv.— Stephanie Beatriz (@iamstephbeatz) June 2, 2020
If you currently play a cop?
If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop?
I’ll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for leading the way). pic.twitter.com/Xxf3dU0urF
Some on social media had been calling on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to make a donation to support protesters, claiming that their performances as police officers on the show have helped to shape public opinion about law enforcement, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The cast of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” are not the only celebrities to donate in support of the protests. Chrissy Teigen doubled the amount of her donation to a bail fund to $200,000 after she was criticized by some on social media, the Deseret News reported.