Heartbroken and sickened celebrities have lashed out at the treatment of black people in America after George Floyd was killed during his arrest after an officer pinned up to the ground by his neck

 

Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx say that white men who carry out mass murders are treated better than black men in America.

They’re among the sickened and heartbroken celebrities lashing out over the death of George Floyd.

People around the world are angry and in tears after George was killed during his arrest.

Sickening footage emerged of George being pinned to the ground by his neck, and begging the officer kneeling on him to let him go.

As he’s pinned on the ground, George can be heard telling officers he can’t breathe, but the police officer pinning him down by his throat didn’t let up.

A new video has since emerged that shows George, 46, not resisting arrest as police officers drag him from his car.

George Floyd was heard saying he couldn’t breathe as he was pinned to the ground (Image: Darnella Frazier/Facebook/ZUMA Wire/Shutterstock)
Minneapolis Police Department have released a statement claiming that George “physically resisted officers” after being ordered to exit his car, before “suffering medical distress”.

But the clip appears to show him complying and not resisting as two officers pull him from his car and cuff him.

Many people, including Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, are calling for prosecutors to file criminal charges against the officer who pinned George.

The four involved in the apprehension, were dismissed from the police force on Tuesday, the day after the deadly incident unfolded in Minnesota’s largest city.

The city identified them on Wednesday. They are Tou Thao, Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng, and Derek Chauvin, 44, who was seen kneeling on George’s neck.

Celebrities are lending their voices to George and demanding justice.

Snoop Dogg is among the celebrities outraged by the death (Image: Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Jamie Foxx lashed out on social media (Image: Getty Images North America)

Snoop Dogg shared a collage of images, with two showing the calm arrests of white mass shooting suspects, and two showing the brutal arrests of black men, including George.

The rapper wrote: “So nice to the (white ). Mass shoootin suspects minutes after they killed 32 people combined But we die on the spot change gone come f**k marching and. Talking we done talking”

Jamie Foxx re-shared Snoop’s image.

The actor penned: “Do we need any more proof that if you are a man of color when it comes to Police procedure we are at a deadly disadvantage?… No need to sugarcoat it… Two white men carry out mass murders that kill over 32 people… One of the mass murderers sat down in the church with the black members and then proceeded to kill them and was calmly taken into custody… #whydotheyhateus”

Actress Vanessa Hudgens shared an illustration of George with “Justice for George” written above his head.

She posted: “I’ve cried so many times today. Watching George Floyd executed when he wasn’t even resisting arrest… My heart aches so badly. I am so appalled and angry this s**t is still happening. We are all human and deserve to be treated that way. My heart n soul go out to his family and friends who lost him too soon. Giving you all the biggest virtual bear hug.”

Kris Jenner shared a quote that read “Please, I can’t breath”, something that George was heard saying while the police officer kneeled on his neck.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star added: “Sickening and heartbreaking My heart is so heavy thinking about this tragedy, and the family and friends of George Floyd. We must speak up and fight together against racism, brutality, inhumanity, injustice.”

Her daughter Kim Kardashian shared an illustration of George and a quote of him saying he couldn’t breathe.

She added the hashtag #JusticeForGeorgeFloyd and a broken heart emoji

Rapper Cardi B shared a picture of George, writing: “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 !”

People have been protesting after the tragedy (Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Singer Justin Bieber shared a video of the officer pinning George down by his neck.

He told his followers: “THIS MUST STOP

“this makes me absolutely sick. This makes me angry this man DIED. This makes me sad. Racism is evil We need to use our voice! Please people. I’m sorry GEORGE FLOYD”

Star Wars actor John Boyega shared a photograph of George with the quote: “Please I can’t breathe. My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts. They’re going to kill me.”

He wrote: “George Floyd. So heartbreaking to hear about the continuous cycle of violence aimed at black people by racist cops. Murder charges only. #justiceforgeorgefloyd

“First post where I’ve had to turn off comments. Ain’t none of you getting the last word today. That’s that.”

People are calling for justice for George

Rapper Diddy shared an image of George’s name alongside praying hands, adding a broken heart emoji.

In another post he shared a video of the arrest, writing: “AMERICA THE WORLD IS WATCHING #GeorgeFloyd #EnoughisEnough”

Actress Cynthia Erivo shared a poignant video of herself singing Donny Hathaway’s Someday We’ll All Be Free.

She posted: “When I don’t have words I sing, when my heart hurts I sing, to watch yet another black body cut down hurt so I sing.”

Actress Viola Davis shared the same picture of George posted by Boyega.

She added: “This is what it means to be Black in America. Tried. Convicted. Killed for being Black. We are dictated by hundreds of years of policies that have restricted our very existence and still have to continue to face modern day lynchings.

The footage shows he wasn’t resisting arrest

“Here’s the thing……America will never be great until we can figure out a way for it to work for EVERYBODY!!! ‘I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued’……. RIP George Floyd”

Singer Mandy Moore, alongside an image of George, posted: “George Floyd was killed at the hands of 4 officers in Minneapolis on Monday. The video is abhorrent. He should be alive. Getting killed by the police is the 6th leading cause of death of young black men in this country.

“White friends: We can’t let our discomfort, ego, or belief that this work doesn’t include us, prevent us from acknowledging our privilege and that we have the burden of dismantling white supremacy. We do. We can not be complacent. We can not be silent. We need to have this conversation with our families and friend and coworkers. Let’s turn outrage into action.

“It starts with texting FLOYD to 55156 to demand that the officers who murdered George Floyd are arrested and charged. The link in my bio was compiled by @sarahsophief and has tangible things we can all do to educate ourselves (articles, films, who to follow on social media, organizations that need our funding, etc…) and disrupt the system from which we benefit. #georgefloyd”

Zoe Kravitz also shared an image of George, adding: “GEORGE FLOYD my heart breaks for you and your family. #policebrutality needs to stop. #sayhisname”

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