Beyoncé has joined the growing list of celebrities speaking out against the horrifying death of a Black man at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
She shared the message on her Instagram addressing Floyd’s murder and how we as Americans can no longer “normalize this pain.”
While Miles Davis’ “So What” was playing in the background, she said her message wasn’t just for people of color, but for all races. “No more senseless killings of human beings,” she said. “George is all our family in humanity. He’s our family because he is a fellow American.”
She also pointed out that actions taken against the former police officer don’t signify an end to the ongoing problem. “Yes, someone has been charged, but justice is far from being achieved. We’ve signed a petition and continue to pray for peace and compassion and healing for our county.”
Beyoncé has previously honored Floyd’s name shortly after his death. On the homepage of her website, she displayed a photo of Floyd with the caption “Rest in Power George Floyd.”
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@BeyLegion) May 27, 2020