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Adele Urges George Floyd Protesters to Be Angered but Focused

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 03, 2020
04:30 A.M.

On Monday, June 1, 2020, singer Adele, 32, added her voice in support of the Black Lives Matter movement that has sparked protests across the nation and worldwide.

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Taking to Instagram, Adele shared the late George Floyd’s image and wrote a touching caption to accompany it. Floyd, 46, died after Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes despite his pleas.

Adele noted how the victim’s death had sparked “shockwaves around the world” compared to similar cases that failed to get the same attention. She acknowledged the current protests against racial discrimination and police brutality that were taking place.

Adele at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images

Adele at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2012, in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Dan MacMedan/WireImage/Getty Images

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SYSTEMATIC RACISM

The star encouraged people to be “righteously angered but be focused!” and to “Keep listening, keep asking and keep learning!” She noted how it was also important for the masses to not “get disheartened, hijacked or manipulated right now.”

The singer shared how the murder was all part of “systematic racism,” “police violence,” and “inequality.” She also stated how the current uprising wasn’t just about America as racism was a global issue.

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CELEBRITIES TAKE TO THE STREETS

The star ended her post by revealing: “I wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with the fight for freedom, liberation and justice.” Other celebrities like Ariana Grande, Halsey, Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan, Nick Cannon, Kendrick Sampson, and Kehlani also took to the streets to physically protest.

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GEORGE CLOONEY’S ESSAY

Floyd died on May 25, 2020. George Clooney, 59, penned an essay for “The Daily Beast” to address the recent murder and call for change.

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FIGHT AGAINST RACISM

He reiterated Adele’s message when he encouraged American people to fight against systemic racism. The actor shared how the system could be changed if people vote in the elections.

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AMERICA’S GREATEST PANDEMIC

The article, published on Monday, saw Clooney revealing that America's greatest pandemic was racism. He also called out police brutality when it comes to how they treat black citizens.

OTHER VICTIMS

The actor also recalled people like "Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, [and] Laquan McDonald,” who all died from police brutality and racism. He likened the current protests to the actions taken in “1968, 1992, and 2014."

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