Beyonce, Cardi B, Kim Kardashian & More Demand Justice For Breonna Taylor
By Lauren Crawford
June 6, 2020
On what would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday (June 5), celebrities from around the world used their platforms to demand justice for her senseless murder.
From Beyoncé to Kim Kardashian to Billie Eilish, celebrities called for the police officers who barged into the 26-year-old emergency medical technician home unannounced on March 13 and shot her eight times as she slept in bed, to be held accountable for her murder.
Not only was Breonna unarmed at the time of her death, but the plainclothes police officers who fatally shot her were also at the wrong house as the man they were actually looking for had already been arrested earlier that day.
Amidst international police protests demanding justice for the killing of Breonna — the four officers involved have yet to be charged or arrested — celebrities pointed their followers to the #BirthdayforBreonna initiative, an online campaign created by writer Cate Young that lists several ways to bring more awareness to Breonna's case and secure justice for her family.
See their posts below.
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Happy birthday to the beautiful Breonna Taylor, who would have been celebrating her 27th birthday today. I am donating $100,000 to Justice For Breonna Taylor Fund #BIRTHDAYFORBREONNA and I am inviting you all to honor and celebrate her with me by donating whatever you can and signing her petition - the link is in my bio. I’m urging all my friends, family, fans, and colleagues to please donate whatever you can to her cause and to ALL the foundations that are helping us bring justice and demand change! We are all in this together and together is the ONLY way to demand change for a better world. #BLACKLIVESMATTER #JUSTICEFORBREONNA #BIRTHDAYFORBREONNA
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Today you would be 27 years old. Today you would be celebrating your beautiful life. Instead today we are in still in deep mourning because your life was taken from you prematurely at the hands of the Louisville Metro Police Department & 3 of its incompetent officers who entered your home with malicious intent serving a “no knock warrant” when the people the police were looking for were already in custody. Officers opened fire & shot you 8 times, killing you in cold blood because your car was suspected to be parked outside of a home they were investigating. A beautiful soul, taken from her family & friends due to negligent police work & a killer squad of officers in Louisville who simply had the wrong house. This is a picture of me & you to remind people of just how big your smile was & though our interaction was brief, I can attest to the amazing energy you exuded & how genuinely happy you were to meet me this night. “Jayceon, you said to get my attention”.... as that always does”. I turned around & you asked for a picture & after you said “Thank you so much, we have the same last name & tell little Cali I said hi”. I appreciate you & I am the one thankful for the picture with such a beautiful soul. Your life was taken but your name will never be forgotten...... “BREONNA TAYLOR” #SayHerName #BlackLivesMatter #HappyBirthdayBeautiful 🖤
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Today would’ve been #breonnataylor birthday. She should be here. Instead she was murdered by police in what they’re calling a “clerical error”. They barged into her home without knocking and shot her in her sleep. She worked for us during the covid pandemic, she was an innocent civilian. SAY HER NAME. DEMAND JUSTICE ON HER BIRTHDAY. NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE. @govandybeshear @senatemajldr @drrandpaul @danieljaycameron MAKE THIS RIGHT. Post by @ju.niyah 🌸
Today Breonna would’ve been celebrating her 27th birthday but instead she was murdered in her bed by police that are calling it a “clerical error” let’s demand justice for her today and here’s how 👇🏾👇🏾#BreonnaTaylor #BreonnaTaylorBirthday pic.twitter.com/uHZgPxzvKr— HOT GIRL MEG (@theestallion) June 5, 2020
Happy Birthday #BreonnaTaylor .She looks so pretty and fine in this pic.Her story it’s so sad and unfair and it almost didn’t get picked up by the media.Kentuky police department really tried to sweep her case under the rug,but got is BIG.The fight ain’t over till you get justice pic.twitter.com/LuZFu4tlFF— iamcardib (@iamcardib) June 5, 2020
Today would have been Breonna Taylor's 27th birthday. She was shot and killed while sleeping in her bed. The officers have yet to be charged for her murder. Honor this #BirthdayForBreonna by visiting https://t.co/pmPGAF97yn on more ways to help her case #SayHerName pic.twitter.com/2bKm4892ZL— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 5, 2020
Today would have been #BreonnaTaylor’s 27th birthday.— Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) June 5, 2020
She was an essential worker murdered by the police while she was sleeping.
She should be alive to celebrate! But instead no charges have been issued and no arrests have been made with the officers involved. pic.twitter.com/KzYHgK3utw
Today is Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. She was an EMT working on the frontlines of the Covid crisis who was killed by Louisville police serving a no knock warrant while looking for suspected drug dealers.— kennybeats (@kennybeats) June 5, 2020
CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO HELP BRING HER JUSTICEhttps://t.co/A80HyYBZWS pic.twitter.com/ez4k7kbIPX
On her 27th birthday, please demand justice for Breonna Taylor.— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) June 5, 2020
Link to sign the petition: https://t.co/jlt9vC4cgp
Link to donate to Breonna's family:https://t.co/PMzyHra7yk#justiceforbreonnataylor #birthdayforbreonna #sayhername #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/dHxgjBENa1
Today is my birthday. It also would have been Breonna Taylor’s 27th birthday. But she’s not here to celebrate with her friends and family because she was unjustly killed by police in Louisville. Breonna was an award-winning first responder who loved to sing, cook, play games... pic.twitter.com/ZJ30eUvV0l— nick kroll (@nickkroll) June 5, 2020
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