Ice Cube Cancels His GMA Appearance as He Mourns George Floyd's Death
Subsequently, however, Ice Cube decided to put a hold on that appearance to mourn Floyd George. The death of the Minnesota resident has caused a significant uproar, with millions calling out the injustice.
Floyd died on Monday at the hands of a police officer who pinned him to the ground. The 46-year-old African-American wasn't armed, and a policeman held him to the floor.
Then, he proceeded to place his knee on Floyd's throat, asphyxiating him in the process. In his cancellation tweet, Ice Cube explained that the incident had spoiled his mood. He said in part:
"...after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd, I'm in no mood to tell America, good morning."
The death immediately sent the Internet and social media ablaze. Millions of people, including celebrities, protested the crime and called for justice.
Most people pointed out the fact that Floyd wasn't armed. Video footage also showed the deceased begging for his life, as he repeatedly told the policemen that he couldn't breathe.
Floyd's family members have claimed that firing his murderers isn't enough.
I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd I’m in no mood to tell America, good morning.— Ice Cube (@icecube) May 28, 2020
The reactions to the death have been sporadic, especially in Minneapolis. Calls for justice have been rampant, with many asking for the arrest of the police officers involved.
As for the family, they've created a GoFundMe page to raise funds in the wake of the incident. According to sources, the fund had raised over $1.1 million in a day.
🙏🏿 George Floyd 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/qslbodyT1u— Denzel Curry (@denzelcurry) May 27, 2020
Estimates show that the campaign got over 50,000 donations as of yesterday afternoon. A family member explained that they would use the funds to arrange a befitting funeral. At the same time, they'll continue in their fight for justice.