Beyonce Speaks Out About George Floyd's Death In Powerful Video Message
By Katrina Nattress
May 30, 2020
As protests spread across the country, celebrities are using their platforms to seek justice for George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis earlier this week.
"We need justice for George Floyd," the singer began. "We all witnessed his murder in broad daylight. We're broken and we're disgusted. We cannot normalize this pain."
"I'm not only speaking to people of color. If you're white, black, brown, or anything in-between, I'm sure you feel hopeless about the racism going on in America right now," she continued. "No more senseless killings of human beings. No more seeing people of color as less than human. We can no longer look away."
The singer went on to address Floyd as "all of our family, and humanity."
"He's our family because he's a fellow American. There have been too many times that we've seen these violent killings, and no consequences," she shared. "Yes, someone's been charged, but justice is far from being achieved," she concluded her message before urging fans to sign a petition she created on her website. "Please sign the petition and continue to pray for peace, compassion and healing for our country."
See Beyonce's moving video below.
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