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

Junie Sihlangu
Jun 03, 2020
04:00 A.M.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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”

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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