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There is fierce outrage in Hollywood over the death of George Floyd

On Monday night, the 46-year-old Minnesota man was pronounced dead at a hospital after a white police officer pinned Floyd, a black man, to the ground by pressing his knee into Floyd’s neck during his arrest. Bystander footage of the situation, which showed Floyd stating several times he could not breathe before appearing motionless with his eyes closed, has dominated social media this week, spurring outrage, protests and comparisons to Eric Garner, who also told officers at the time of his arrest that he couldn’t breathe and died as a result of a police officer’s chokehold in 2014. Floyd’s official cause of death has not yet been released. 

“Being Black in America should not be a death sentence,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey said in a tweeted statement on Tuesday. “For five minutes, we watched a white officer press his knee into a Black man’s neck. Five minutes.” He later confirmed four responding officers “involved in the death of George Floyd have been terminated.”

Meanwhile, Floyd’s death has not gone unnoticed by some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, who have taken to social media with public outcries of heartbreak, anger, sadness and injustice over his passing. 

See what celebrities like LeBron JamesJustin BieberRihannaHarry Styles and others are saying about police brutality, racism and white privilege in America below. 

Harry Styles, George Floyd, celeb reactions

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Janelle Monae, WTF Widget

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Kylie Jenner, Stormi Christmas Present


Jennifer Aniston, Fashion Police Widget

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Mandy Moore, Fashion Police

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Justin Skye, 2016 MTV VMAs

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Paris Fashion Week Celebrities Sightings, Cardi B


Reese Witherspoon, Fashion Police Widget

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John Boyega, BAFTA Awards

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Penn Badgley, George Floyd, celeb reactions

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Billie Eilish, Celebs and Class of 2020


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Gigi Hadid, 2020 Paris Fashion Week

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Shawn Mendes, George Floyd, celeb reactions

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Kelly Rowland, Celebs and Class of 2020

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Ayesha Curry, Steph Curry, Riley Curry

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Selena Gomez

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Ava DuVernay, 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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Eva Longoria, Celebs and Class of 2020

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Kim Kardashian, George Floyd, celeb reactions

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Taylor Swift, Billboard Woman of the Decade Award

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Viola Davis, Pre-Oscars 2018 Party

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Lady Gaga, Jimmy Kimmel Live


Demi Lovato, 2019 Pride


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Originally published Wednesday May 27, 2020 at 12:38 p.m. PST



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