George Floyd can finally rest in peace. Derek Chauvin was guilty of George Floyd’s murder. Stars such as Mariah Carey and Katy Perry took social media to express themselves with the long-awaited decision.
As celebrities reacted to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd on social media, US President Joe Biden delivered a formal speech to the country. A t the start of his speech, Biden said, “It was a murder in the full light of day, and it ripped the blinders off for the whole world to see. The systemic racism, the vice president, just referred to, the systemic racism that is a stain on our nation’s soul. The knee on the neck of Justice for Black Americans. The profound fear and trauma. The pain, the exhaustion, that Black and Brown Americans experience every single day.”
Since Derek Chauvin was found guilty of the murder of George Floyd, stars including Mariah Carey and Jada Pinkett-Smith have spoken out. On April 20, a jury found the discharged Minneapolis police officer guilty of all three charges against him: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter. Ciara was one of the first celebrities to celebrate the verdict with a tweet that read, “Thank you, Jesus!” shortly after the verdict was confirmed. ” I’m in tears. #GeorgeFloyd, may your legacy live on forever.”
“Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!” Mariah Carey tweeted as part of the online celebration. “Come via Justice!” Jada Pinkett Smith tweeted. Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to say, “FOUND GUILTY ON ALL THREE CHARGES.” George Floyd, may you rest in peace. You have changed the world. #verdict.” “Thank God…guilty!” tweeted NBA legend Magic Johnson in response to the guilty verdict. “JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED!!!”
Chris Evans Also Tweeted His Joy As George Floyd Was Brought To Justice
The verdict drew even more celebrity reactions. Chris Evans, who plays Captain America, tweeted, “Justice.” “Sending love to George Floyd’s family and friends,”. Pop star Katy Perry wrote “rest in JUSTICE George Floyd”. On her Instagram page, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Garcelle Beauvais also posted a message about justice: “Justice for Black America is justice for All America.”
Talk show hosts were also quick to add their two cents. Elaine Welteroth, host of The Talk, tweeted, “GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES.” “May justice heal our nation,” The View host Meghan McCain wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag #ChauvinTrial.
George Floyd Death Verdict: Barack Obama And Hillary Clinton Also Got Involved
Following the announcement of the verdict, politicians entered the debate on Twitter. “George Floyd’s family and community needed for his murderer to be accountable,” former First Lady Hillary Clinton tweeted. They were accountable today. “Black lives matter now and forever.” In reaction to the verdict, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama released a joint statement (which you can read below), which included a tweet from Obama that read, “Today, a jury did the right thing.” True justice, on the other hand, necessitates even more. Michelle and I give our heartfelt condolences to the Floyd family, and we join all those working to ensure that every American receives the full measure of Justice that George and so many others have received.” Meena Harris, Kamala Harris’ niece and author of Ambitious Girl, tweeted, “Rest in power, George Floyd.”
Battle Continues Against Racism
Celebrities have reminded the public of the country’s bleak reality as the battle against racial discrimination continues. “A reminder that victory will be George Floyd being alive,” tweeted Amanda Gorman, who recited a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration. Every day that Black Americans fear being next is another day without justice.” The star of Orange Is the New Black, Danielle Brooks, also brought attention to the ongoing battle by writing on Instagram, “One tiny step in the right direction.” Thank you, jurors, for making the correct decision. #GeorgeFloydJustice.”
As the day progressed, more celebrities took to social media to express their feelings about the decision, including Bella Hadid, who posted a stunning throwback picture of George with his daughter Gianna, who is now seven years old. “George Floyd, may you rest in peace. “Today, thank God for fairness and accountability,” the model wrote next to the photo. Demi Lovato shared the same photo and others from George’s life. And reposted the same important message that the Instagram advocacy account @justiceforgeorgenyc had shared.
Following the announcement of the verdict, comedian Amy Schumer wrote a post educating viewers about what they should do next: According to Congress’s website, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act contains provisions to “increase accountability for law enforcement violations, improve transparency and data collection, and eradicate discriminatory policing practices.”
Amy also paid tribute to DJ Henry’s mother, who was just 20 years old when a white police officer (Aaron Hess) shot him in 2010. Unlike today’s decision, the grand jury did not prosecute the police officer after DJ’s death. “I’m thinking about all the mamas out there. Amy wrote on Instagram, “Particularly @angellahenry12.”