Black Lives Matter marches have continued across the country in response to the death of George Floyd, and a number of high-profile celebrities, like Ariana Grande and Halsey, have marched alongside activists and shared updates on social media.
Grande has been on the ground in Los Angeles with a “Black Lives Matter” sign and marching alongside her close friend, Doug Middlebrook, and boyfriend, Dalton Gomez. Grande has encouraged the media to bring attention to the peaceful side of protesting. She wrote, “hours and miles of peaceful protesting yesterday that got little to no coverage, all throughout beverly hills and west hollywood we chanted, people beeped and cheered along. we were passionate, we were loud, we were loving. cover this too please.”
Halsey, who is biracial, was protesting alongside her ex-boyfriend and close friend, YUNGBLUD, who she says “literally ran exposed in front of rounds being shot to drag wounded people to safety without even thinking twice.” Halsey has been particularly outspoken about social justice reform, sharing photos and live commentary from the ground while protesting in Los Angeles.
Other celebrity protesters have included J. Cole, Tinashe, Kehlani, Kali Uchis, Lauren Jauregui, YUNGBLUD, Madison Beer, Emily Ratajkowski, and Timothée Chalamet.
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