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Entertainment Netflix Supports Black Lives Matter Amid George Floyd Protests

04:26  31 may  2020
04:26  31 may  2020 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

Fox Airs On-Air Message In Support Of Black Lives Matter

  Fox Airs On-Air Message In Support Of Black Lives Matter The Fox broadcast network started its primetime programming Monday with a 12-second moment of silence and a message to its viewers amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd demanding racial justice. “We condemn all racism and discrimination and proudly support our Black colleagues, viewers, partners and neighbors,” the message said, “We stand with them and communities seeking inclusion and understanding. Black Lives Matter.” (you can watch the video above.) Earlier on Monday, Lachlan Murdoch, executive chairman and CEO of the network’s parent Fox Corp, sent a memo to employees.

Images from street protests across the US on Saturday following the death of black man George Floyd . Image caption Riot officers in Los Angeles, California, clashed with protesters who set at least two squad cars on fire and damaged several others.

Ruptly is live from Minneapolis on Saturday, May 30, as protests continue over the death of George Floyd who was killed in an altercation with police officers on Monday. Floyd was a 46-year-old black man who died in Minneapolis on Monday after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than seven

Netflix stood in solidarity with nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd on Saturday by sharing on its social accounts the "duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up."

"To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter," the streamer wrote.

Floyd died earlier this week after Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, now charged with third-degree murder, was seen in a video kneeling on Floyd's neck during an arrest. His death has sparked protests across the United States over police brutality targeting African Americans.

Filmmaker Ava Duvernay applauded Netflix for its post, writing "well done."

Ellen Pompeo Takes A Knee With ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters In Los Angeles

  Ellen Pompeo Takes A Knee With ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters In Los Angeles Ellen Pompeo is showing her solidarity with the movement for Black lives. The “Grey’s Anatomy” star was spotted Wednesday afternoon at Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles. RELATED: Demi Lovato Honours Late Breonna Taylor And Calls For Change Pompeo joined friends who were holding up Black Lives Matter signs while taking a knee in support of the cause. In a video posted to social media after the protest, the 50-year-old remarked on previous protests she has attended and noted the heavy presence of National Guard troops and police.

Black Lives Matter of Sacramento protest in Oak Park on Friday May 30, 2020, over the police-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week.

WWE Superstar Randy Orton has come out in support of # BlackLivesMatter amid the killing of George Floyd . As the world continues to mourn the tragic death of George Floyd , who became the latest in an unsettling string of unarmed black men to be murdered by the police, riots have ensued

Actress Sarah Paulson retweeted Netflix’s message, while calling on other streaming platforms, networks and studios to do the same. "SILENCE IS UNACCEPTABLE," she wrote.

Netflix's message was shared across several of the streamer's series accounts, including Never Have I Ever and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out for further comment.

LL Cool J On Ending Racism In America: ‘We Have A Righteous And Just Cause’ .
LL Cool J is happy to see people on the street fighting for change. The iconic rapper was on MSNBC on Wednesday and talked about the Black Lives Matter protests and the deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks. RELATED: LL Cool J Gets Real With Rap About Racism And George Floyd “We have aThe iconic rapper was on MSNBC on Wednesday and talked about the Black Lives Matter protests and the deaths of George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks.

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