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June 06, 2020

Lisa Marie Presley Supports #BlackOutTuesday in Solidarity with Black Communities Amid Protests

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Taking a stand in the tragic death of George Floyd, the only daughter of Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley, showed her support of people of color by joining in on #BlackOutTuesday. 

On Tuesday, former wife of Michael Jackson, Lisa Marie Presley, showed her support of the Black Lives Matter movement by sharing a blacked-out post on social media.

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Lisa famously married Michael Jackson in 1994, not even a month after she divorced from her first husband, Danny Keough, and she kept her post simple by only adding the hashtag BlackOutTusday as a caption

With the Chicago-born musician, Lisa had two children, Benjamin and Riley Keough, but her marriage to the King of Pop lasted less than two years before she filed for divorce.

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The third time around, Lisa married the actor Nicolas Cage in August 2002, but the ink barely dried on their marriage certificate before they filed for divorce three months later. Then, Lisa found love with the guitarist Michael Lockwood, and the couple had twin girls Finley and Harper before divorcing in 2016.

However, since the tragic death of George Floyd, protests against police brutality broke out around the world, and a specific picture taken of three young friends in Ireland on Tuesday had gone viral. 

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The snap features Sean Hill, a white teenager alongside Moyo Badun and Kittan Amao, who are both black - his friends since early childhood. The sign Sean carried during their peaceful rally in Dundalk, Ireland, featured a poignant message the read:

“I’m not black but I see U. I’m not black but I hear. I’m not black but I will Fight 4 u.” 

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The trio grew up together playing soccer, and Amao said during an interview that Sean "never looked the other way" when someone discriminated against his friends. They consider each other family, and since their respective parents treated them equally, the three longtime friends created "such a rare bond."

Hennepin County's medical examiner had since released a 20 plus page autopsy report wherein the coroner concluded that George Floyd's death was due to "cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression."

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The 46-year-old died after a former Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes, which rendered George Floyd unable to breathe. 

Derek Chauvin got charged with second-degree manslaughter and murder, while the other three officers that were also present during the incident got charged with aiding and abetting a murder since the coroner ruled George's death a homicide.

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