Dwayne Johnson poses for a photograph.
Actor and former WWE star Dwayne Johnson has shared a video in which he expresses support for the Black Lives Matter movement and calls out Donald Trump for his failures as a leader in the wake of George Floyd‘s death.
Floyd died on 25 May after a white Minneapolis police officer held his knee on the 46-year-old’s neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds. All four officers involved in his killing have since been charged.
“Where are you? Where is our leader?” Johnson asks in the video.
“Where is our leader at this time when our country is down on its knees, begging, pleading, hurt, angry, frustrated, in pain with its arms out, just wanting to be heard?”
In the eight minute, 25-second clip, the Fast & Furious star repeatedly asks, “Where are you?”
“Where is our compassionate leader who’s going to step up to our country who’s down on its knees, and extend a hand and say, ‘You stand up, stand up with me because I got you. I hear you, I’m listening to you. And you have my word that I’m going to do everything in my power, until my dying day, my last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalise equality because Black Lives Matter.’ Where are you?” Johnson says.
Countless celebrities have spoken out in support of BLM as well as to condemn systematic racism and police brutality in the US.
British actor John Boyega was widely praised for his powerful speech to the thousands of people who attended a protest in London’s Hyde Park on Wednesday 3 June.
“We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd,“ he told the demonstration. ”We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence.”
He added: “I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*** that.
“Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process, we don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones.”
Cardi B appealed to her fans to vote out Donald Trump in the upcoming 3 November US election.
Rapper Snoop Dogg has shared that he will be voting for the first time ever this November.
Actress Angelina Jolie says the ongoing fight for "human rights and equality" in the US should be viewed as "one fight" taking place across the world.
The audience at the Iraqi National Theater were on their feet, overcome with emotion as Shamma played a night of classics from the Iraqi songbook and modern compositions.
The “No Time to Die” star recently spoke with his Skyfall co-star Javier Bardem as part of Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series.
Albarn made the comments in a recent interview while talking about artists relying on “sound and attitude”.
"My heart goes out to all the kids around the globe who have been severely affected by the pandemic. They can't interact with friends, can't have a wholesome all-rounded (physical) education; but this is the need of the hour," Shilpa wrote.