People all over the Western world have been protesting the death of George Floyd while in police custody this year, not long after the United States federal government, including many state governments, began reopening businesses across the country.
Despite the fact some social media users have criticized celebrities for urging people to stay at home, and then going on to participate in mass protests involving large numbers of people, fans were thrilled to see Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas out supporting the Black Lives Matter protests.
This Saturday, the married couple shared photos and video clips on their respective Instagram accounts in which their participation was depicted. Turner captioned her post with the message, “no justice, no peace #Blackives Matter.”
She held up another sign that said that “White Silence is Violence.” You can check out one of these posts below:
Entertainment Tonight Canada reported earlier today that Jonas and Turner were among the protestors in Mammoth Lakes, California, on Saturday, along with Paris Carney and Greg Garbo, their close friends. Additionally, Jonas shared a number of posts in support of the Black Lives Matter protests.
Of course, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner aren’t the only celebrities to participate in the fight against police brutality and racial injustice. Earlier this week, it was reported that Leonardo DiCaprio, as well, took to his Instagram to say that he would be donating to a number of pro-black charities.
Leo wrote on his Instagram that he was committed to taking action and learning. Other stars to comment on the protests includes Spike Lee, the longtime director, who explained what he thought was the most encouraging aspect of the Black Lives Matter protests around the country.
Spike Lee said he found it especially inspiring to see all of his “white brothers and sisters” out there fighting against police brutality and racism. Snoop Dogg, as well, the Doggystyle artist, said on the Young Money Radio podcast that the whole world, including every race, was fighting against police brutality.
The rapper said that video footage is the greatest witness the black community has ever been given.