Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye, And More Celebs React To Alton Sterling's Death TrendyVoice

8 July 2016

Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye, And More Celebs React To Alton Sterling's Death




Yet another police-related killing of a black
man — the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling
on July 5 — has prompted a powerful
response from celebrities like Rihanna, Kanye
West, and Justin Timberlake.

Sterling, a 37-year-old father of five, was
killed by Baton Rouge police early Tuesday.
He had been selling CDs outside of a
convenience store when police apprehended
him for reportedly making threats.
Disturbing cell phone footage from a
bystander shows Sterling being pinned down
by two white officers and shot repeatedly.

Katy Perry — the most followed person on
Twitter with over 90 million followers — used
her massive platform to tweet the graphic
video of Sterling being shot. "You can't just
go on with your day, you must watch this &
we must face this continual outrageousness,"
she wrote.

You can't just go on with your day,
you must watch this & we must
face this continual outrageousness
#ALTONSTERLING https://t.co/
NqW3aVSZ1j


— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 6,
2016

Perry's not the only one who's spoken out
about police brutality in the wake of
Sterling's death. Olivia Wilde implored her
followers, " don't rationalize murder,"
Paramore's Hayley Williams said police
" MUST require real accountability," and
Zendaya reminded everyone, "BLACK. LIVES.
MATTER." Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake
called Sterling's death "devastating," Amy
Schumer sent "love to Louisiana," and Nick
Jonas offered his prayers to Sterling's loved
ones. Several artists from the hip-hop
community also posted powerful responses,
with Kanye West tweeting a link to the video
of Sterling's death, Fabolous sharing his
sadness that " 5 kids are growing up without
their father," and Meek Mill declaring,
"#imreadytostandup."

Rihanna took a different approach to
addressing Sterling's death, opting to share a
moving video of a mom talking about the
shooting with her kids in the backseat of
their car. Rih captioned the post, "RIP Alton
Sterling #howmanymore."




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