Marie Osmond, Kelly Ripa and More Stars React to George Floyd's Tragic Death

Hollywood’s celebrities are some of the people who’ve come out to mourn or protest George Floyd’s death. People like Marie Osmond, Kelly Ripa, and many more others have spoken up.

Floyd, 46, Minneapolis resident who died after a police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes despite his pleas that he couldn’t breathe.

“The Donny & Marie Show” star, Osmond took to her Instagram account on Sunday to mourn Floyd’s death with a Bible verse. In the caption of her post, “The Talk’s” co-host noted how victims of police brutality leveraged against people of color were leaving them “feeling despair and utter hopelessness.”

Marie Osmond at the grand opening of Olivia Newton-John's residency show "Summer Nights" on April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: David Becker/Getty Images

Marie Osmond at the grand opening of Olivia Newton-John's residency show "Summer Nights" on April 11, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada | Photo: David Becker/Getty Images

MARIE OSMOND SPEAKS OUT

She shared how she couldn’t understand “racial hatred” and revealed that it made her “soul weep” knowing that some people lived with that fear.

Silence is betrayal

Kelly Ripa from “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” shared several powerful photos of police officers standing with protesters on Saturday. She captioned her post revealing that the protest was held in Camden, New Jersey.

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Like so many of you, I’m pained by these recent tragedies. And I’m exhausted by a heartbreak that never seems to stop. Right now it’s George, Breonna, and Ahmaud. Before that it was Eric, Sandra, and Michael. It just goes on, and on, and on. Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can’t just be on people of color to deal with it. It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets. I pray we all have the strength for that journey, just as I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us. Artwork: @nikkolas_smith

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FIGHT AGAINST SYSTEMIC INJUSTICE

The television personality explained how the police and citizens in the area had “join together to end systemic injustice.” Ryan Reynolds also shared his opinion on the matter with a lengthy post on Instagram.

The “Deadpool” star spoke against police brutality and systemic racism. Reynolds shared how he and his wife, Blake Lively, had donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to bail out protestors that get arrested during this uprising.

RYAN REYNOLDS ASKS FOR ACTION

He also spoke about white privilege and being allies to people of color. The star ended his post by urging others to take action in one way or another.

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Meus pais me ensinaram a sempre tratar os outros da mesma maneira que gostaria de ser tratada. Que no momento em que você pensa que é melhor que as outras pessoas ... você não é nada. Não importa o que aconteça, você deve sempre escolher o amor, a bondade e a compaixão. Durante toda a minha vida, sempre fiz tudo o que podia para tentar viver de acordo com esses princípios. Ninguém deveria ter que suportar o preconceito e a violência inimaginável que George Floyd e tantos outros sofreram por causa da cor de sua pele. Isso é um absurdo. Isso é inaceitável. Isso tem que parar. Somos todos seres humanos. É hora de todos nos unirmos e enfrentarmos a violência e o racismo. E se tratássemos ao próximo da maneira como gostaríamos de ser tratados? E se escolhêssemos ser mais amorosos, bondosos e solidários com nossos irmãos e irmãs? Seria um mundo muito diferente e muito melhor do que o mundo em que estamos vivendo agora. Oro para que possamos abrir nossos corações e começar a amar e apoiar uns aos outros.

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TEIGEN CALLS PROTESTORS HEROES

Chrissy Teigen called the protestors and marchers “heroes.” She revealed that she was also donating $200,000 for bailout fees and noted how: “Silence is betrayal.”

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CHARLIZE WANTS JUSTICE

Actress Charlize Theron posted some numbers that people could text to attain justice for Floyd’s death. She also included other names of people of color who’ve died in the hands of the police.

FLOYD’S DEATH WAS UNACCEPTABLE

The actress urged her fans to fight for justice and stated: “Being an ally is more than just not being a racist.” Model Gisele Bündchen called Floyd’s death “unacceptable”

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So much chaos is manifesting in our world today. From devastating earthquakes to tornados, from uncontrollable fires and even icecaps melting, these are definitely challenging times. And now today we see senseless murders, looting and destructive rioting that is creating such incontinent behavior. I believe as @patharveynews, who was our guest host on @thetalkcbs recently said, and I paraphrase... ”We are probably now facing those difficult times that were foretold would come in these last days.” It was difficult for me to know what to write today. The events of today are leaving its victims feeling despair and utter hopelessness. I don’t profess any understanding of racial hatred, it’s beyond my comprehension! To have to live with that kind of fear makes my soul weep. Go to my Facebook page for the rest of my Sunday message.

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STARS SPEAK OUT

She asked people to stand up against “violence and racism.” Other stars who also lent their voices to the movement included Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, Jane Fonda, Michelle Obama, Celine Dion, Dwayne Johnson, LeBron James, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga to name a few.

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