J Balvin Pleads With The Latinx Community To Stand With Their Black 'Brothers And Sisters' Amid 'Black Lives Matter' Protests - 'Do Better!'
The reggaeton singer took to his platform to encourage the Latinx community to use their voices and show support to the Black Lives Matter movement! This comes amid huge outrage over the senseless murder of George Floyd.
Furthermore, to show solidarity to the victims of racism and police brutality, J Balvin also joined the Blackout Tuesday protest online.
His post is bilingual, writing in both English and Spanish that while he is someone who likes to bring light, love and joy to people, at this time, ‘levity and celebration’ seem out of place.
‘Rather, this is the time to educate myself as well as my loved ones and to take action. After taking some time to speak with those close with me, I'm educating myself on the deep significance and the horrifying history that's the root of the #blacklivesmatter movement,’ he went on to explain.
The man then promised to do better as a human being, artist with a public platform as well as a Latino person!
‘I appreciate that it's my responsibility as a leader in the Latino community to educate myself about the plight of Black citizens in America – to learn about all their struggles and ongoing, systemic racism they face every day; and more importantly, to learn how I can be a better ally and to help change the system through my voice and actions,’ his statement reads.
And since the Latinx community is also a minority that often faces discrimination in the States, he encouraged people part of it to help the Black community during this hard time as much as they would want to be helped themselves.
‘We know as a minority ourselves, a small part of the pain they live each and every day – let’s help our brothers and sisters,’ Balvin encouraged.
Sure enough, plenty other Latin artists have been supporting the BLM movement already! Check out some other posts from stars such as Becky G, Ricky Martin and Jencarlos Canela, above!