Despite attending quite a few of them in Los Angeles, I haven’t had the chance to spot any famous faces! However, a growing number of artists and musicians are spotted at Black Lives Matter protests, and here are a few pics and videos I have been able to find on Twitter and Instagram.
There is Paramore’s Haylee Williams, Fiona Apple, J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Madonna, Harry Styles, Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Jamie Foxx, Miguel, Paris Jackson, Chance the Rapper, YG who even filmed a video in the middle of a gigantic protest on Hollywood boulevard. Also seen at protests: Janelle Monáe, Michael B. Jordan, Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, Pink, Ellen Page, John Cusack, and probably many others…
I don’t doubt many of them are sincere, especially since many of them are black, but showing up at a protest when you are as famous as some of these people is always double-edged. Do you want to be seen there? Are you doing this for your image? And if you are not black, are you taking advantage of the protests to show how woke you are? Again, I am not saying all these people are showing up at the Black Lives Matter marches for these reasons, I have no doubt people like Chance the Rapper, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe or Miguel’s engagement in the Black Lives Matter protests are utterly sincere, but it’s something that will always come to mind for plenty of other ones.
At one of these Los Angeles protests, pop star Harry Styles interacted with a protester who thanked him and told him how much his presence meant to her, this ended in a hug (in these scary coronavirus times) and, at least, the scene looked quite genuine.
Hayley Williams participated today in Nashville of a protest against the carrying of arms. I’m so proud of my girl. ?? pic.twitter.com/t6T9x8T8AW
— hayley pics (@hayleyspics) March 24, 2018
you guys Fiona Apple fetched the bolt cutters to protest go Fiona go Fiona pic.twitter.com/ex6EGAAozq
— Biofeelia (@bjorkasmr) June 1, 2020
Guys lets cancel J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar because after years of speaking on racial injustices they decided to protest with their communities instead of posting a black square on social media when they almost never use social media.
— Sir_Chad (@Chadvs24) June 19, 2020
— Aaron Fernandes (@AaronRFernandes) June 24, 2020
Harry talking to a protestor during the BLM protest in LA – June 2 (via amymarietta) pic.twitter.com/7swriw2r0l
— HSD? (@hsdaily) June 24, 2020
Harry Styles, Black Lives Matter protest.
June 1st 2020, Los Angeles – CA. pic.twitter.com/gox0FQVvwM
— ◟̽◞̽ (@xhafira_) June 3, 2020
So who’s gonna tell her? Ariana Grande didn’t just use her social media to educate people and share the links for petitions and donations.Besides,she even went out to protest for showing her support to BLM movement.. https://t.co/POqC5uAV3l pic.twitter.com/5L9Qa2eVbc
— AfterglowStan✨ (@AdibZain10) June 16, 2020
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 7, 2020
New post (YG Shares New “FTP” (Fuck the Police) Video, Filmed at Black Lives Matter Protest) has been published on Open Mic Artists.
— Open Mic Artists (@openmicartists) June 15, 2020
— Jamie Foxx News (@jamiefoxxUS) June 1, 2020
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“I’ve had knees in my back.” Chance The Rapper joins protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being held to the ground by a police officer kneeling on his neck: https://t.co/VhZaxxaNKW pic.twitter.com/r6QHCDI2RE
— HLN (@HLNTV) May 27, 2020
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