Justin Bieber has just made a very powerful statement on social media about how bl-ack culture has been a major influence in his life, success, and how he has benefited from it as an artist.The ‘St-uck With U’ singer took to Instagram to share the message with his 137 Million followers, where he started off by saying.
“I am inspired by bla-ck culture. I have benefited off of bl-ack culture.”He continued, “My style, how I sing, dance, perform, and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by black culture.”
The pop star added he is now committed to using his massive platform to help amplify voices who are speaking up about rac-ial injustice.”I am committed to using my platform from this day forward to learn, to speak up about raci-al injustice and systemic oppr-ession, and to identify ways to be a part of the much-needed change,” he wrote.
Earlier this week, Justin Bieber addressed the br-utal killing of George Floyd by posting — “No lives matter until bl-ack lives matter.”At the time, he included a photo with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. which read, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Hailey Bieber: Anyone Who Doesn’t Believe In White Priv-ilege Is Ignorance At It’s Finest
Justin’s wife, Hailey Baldwin, has also addressed the ongoing situation in this country saying anyone who doesn’t believe white privilege exists, is ign-orant.”It’s heartbre-aking that we’re honoring yet another life that was lost due to the vi-olence and rac-ism our country displays far too often. To say that raci-sm is alive today would be a gross understatement, and to say that white privil-ege doesn’t exist is ignor-ance at its finest,” Hailey she posted on Instagram.
‘People Need To Be Behind Ba-rs For Their Ac-tions’
“We live in a country that denies the same freedom and rights to someone based on the color of their skin… bla-ck men, women and children are being MU-RDERED because of the color of their skin while white men, women and children majority of the time receive a slap on the wrist at best.”
In her post, Hailey specifically addressed the cri-minal cha-rges aga-inst the four officers responsible for George Floyd’s loss.
“I am tired, I’m an-gry, I’m sad, and I will not stay quiet. Changes need to be made, and people need to be behind ba-rs for their ac-tions…Rest In Peace George Floyd.”
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