Yesterday, pop-icon Justin Bieber, took to Instagram to voice support for the movement Black Lives Matter, which seeks to end inequality based on racial differences in the United States. In the post, Bieber – who hails from Stratford, Ontario, Canada – wrote that he’s a “White Canadian” so he’ll never be able to understand the experience of an “African-American.”
Bieber’s salute to the political movement comes just a week-and-a-half after he introduced a prayer during the telethon titled, Hand-in-Hand, which raised $55 million for survivors of the hurricane.
As CI readers know, Houston, Texas, Puerto Rico, and many islands in the Caribbean were brutalized by storms this year.
Not only has hurricanes wreaked havoc in the southern hemisphere, but Mexico City was also hit by a wicked earthquake, which killed over one hundred people.
However, many celebrities, public figures, actors, musicians, and politicians have pledged enormous sums of money to help those in need.
I am a white Canadian and I will never know what it feels like to be an African American but what I do know is I am willing to stand up and use my voice to shine light on racism, because it's a real thing and it's more prevalent now than I have ever seen in my lifetime.. we are all Gods children and we are ALL EQUAL.
There are many websites set up for helping natural disaster victims including one aptly titled, UnitedForPuertoRico.com.
Justin Bieber’s telethon in support of victims of natural disasters was his first public appearance since he canceled the remaining dates of his Purpose tour in July.
Not long after the announcement, the “Sorry” singer apologized for his decision but stated that he was exhausted and wanted to remain sustainable. In his post, he wrote, “Me taking this time right now is me saying I want to be sustainable.”
His, and many other pop stars’ manager, Scooter Braun – who also founded Justin when he was just a young boy – defended his decision on CBS This Morning stating that Bieber was merely doing it to protect himself and his mental, physical, and emotional health.