How Victor Cruz Explained Racism to Daughter Kennedy Following George Floyd’s Death

How Victor Cruz Explained Racism to Daughter Kennedy Following George Floyd’s Death

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An eye-opening conversation.

On Tuesday, Pop of the Morning’s Victor Cruz joined Nina Parker on Daily Pop and discussed the conversation he had with eight-year-old daughter Kennedy amid the ongoing protests following George Floyd‘s death.

“For starters, just trying to explain the things that, you know, she’s seen. Like, George Floyd getting his neck kneed down upon by an officer. Like, I have to explain that to her,” Victor shared. “Her biggest question to me was, ‘Why didn’t he take his knee off of his neck?'”

In order to answer this difficult question, Victor revealed he had to explain racism more in-depth to his daughter.

“And then I have to further explain, who you are and you’re a young black queen and why there are gonna be some people out here that don’t like you solely because of who you are and the color of your skin and where you come from,” he continued.

While Victor noted that Kennedy looked “a little confused by” the initial conversation, watching the news and continuing the talk about racism has helped her understand.

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“I can tell that she understands, and I can tell that she’s trying to make sense of it all,” the former NFL star relayed. “I’m just happy I can be there to guide her through something like this. For as someone like myself, and even my mom, had to kind of learn on the fly…Just adapt to a world as opposed to getting someone that’s been through it to kind of reach back down and give you that advice.”

Nina applauded Victor’s stance as “an important point to make.”

“When I see the criticism of people in the street, right, I don’t think that anyone feels like it’s ok to loot or it’s ok to burn things down,” she expressed. “But especially, I feel like if you haven’t had someone in your life who’s been able to help you process these injustices and the oppression that people feel, it can turn into something that can only be explained as rage.”

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Per Victor, “it’s exactly that, it’s rage.” In fact, the Super Bowl champ turned TV personality stated that he gets “angry” watching nine-year-old Zianna Oliphant‘s tearful 2016 plea in response to police shootings.

As the E! hosts mentioned at the start of the segment, Oliphant’s viral speech—which was made in response to the Sept. 20, 2016 killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte by police—has resurfaced following a recent social media post by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

“I get angry just watching that, you know what I’m saying? I’m angry that she had to be there explaining…the fact that she even conceptualizes that at her age, and to be able to articulate that, is unfair,” Victor declared. “It shouldn’t happen! ‘Cause, there aren’t white kids out there having to have that same battle. There aren’t white kids out there facing those same injustices. So, it just breaks your heart.”

Nina expressed a similar sentiment, as she stated, “There’s no way a little girl needs to articulate herself like that at such a young age.”

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Still, both Victor and Nina expressed optimism surrounding the global demonstrations against police brutality.

“I’m optimistic right now because I feel like, of all the other times that this has happened, this is the first time that it’s reached a global scale and people are upset about it,” Victor shared. “People are angry and I really feel like this time there will be some changes made, because that’s the only way we’re gonna see a true difference is if we continue to educate ourselves, for starters, and then really see a change within these police departments and then going all the way up through the judicial system.”

As for Nina, she said she’s “hopeful and skeptical at the same time.”

“I feel like we’ve been here before, but I do see certain people stepping up that hadn’t before and that does leave me hopeful,” she added.

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Blue Bloods’ Griffin Newman Calls on Actor Cops to Donate to Social Justice Reform

Blue Bloods‘ Griffin Newman Calls on Actor Cops to Donate to Social Justice Reform

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Blue Bloods’ Griffin Newman is asking actors who play police officers on-screen to donate to organizations fighting for social justice reform. 

“I’m an out-of-work actor who (improbably) played a detective on two episodes of BLUE BLOODS almost a decade ago,” Newman wrote on Twitter on Monday, June 1. “If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do that math.”

Additionally, he shared a screenshot of the donations he made to Community Justice Exchange and to various Act Blue charities. The actor donated $10,000 and $1,000 respectively. 

In a response to his own tweet, he wrote, “Blue. Actors. Should. Donate. To. Act. Blue. #BlueActorsActBlue.” 

Newman’s donation also prompted fans, followers and other actors to donate. Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Stephanie Beatriz also shared a screenshot of a donation she made and urged others in the industry to do the same. 

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“I’m an actor who plays a detective on tv,” she wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message Newman shared. “If you currently play a cop? If you make tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in residuals from playing a cop? I’ll let you do the math. (Thanks @GriffLightning for leading the way).” 

Beatriz also donated a total of $11,000 to similar organizations Newman donated to. 

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Rihanna’s Viral Tie-Dye Dress Makes a Comeback to Support Black Lives Matter

Rihanna’s Viral Tie-Dye Dress Makes a Comeback to Support Black Lives Matter

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The world of beauty, fashion and entertainment are banding together to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Over the weekend, the London-based brand ASAI took to social media to share that it would be standing in solidarity with the black community.

The founder of the fashion label, A Sai Ta, shared that his company would bring back a tie-dye dress that Rihanna famously wore from its line in 2019. As the designer put it, the eye-catching piece has only ever been in the hands of himself and the 32-year-old star.

In addition to making the dress available for everyone to shop, A Sai Ta revealed that all of the proceeds will be donated to three charities helping the Black Lives Matter movement.

“NO ELSE HAS THIS DRESS APART FROM ME AND RIRI. We will be Producing this iconic dress EXCLUSIVELY For 3 charities,” a statement on the brand’s Instagram page. “FINALLY YOU CAN ALSO HAVE THIS DRESS‼️”

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“#ALL PROFITS FROM THE SALE OF THE @badgalriri HOT WOK DRESSES WILL BE FOR Black Lives MatterSolace Women’s Aid and The Voice of Domestic Workers,” the statement continued.

The tie-dye dress is being sold for “£300, which is roughly around $376 USD. People interested in purchasing the garment can either DM ASAI’s Instagram page or send an email to info@asaita.co.uk.

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For A Sai Ta, his and his brand’s charitable endeavors aren’t stopping there. “I SET CLEAR MY INTENTIONS AS A DESIGNER TODAY MOVING FORWARD EVERYTHING I CREATE A PERCENTAGE WILL BE DONATED TO BLACK LIVES MATTER,” the brand captioned another post. “Make a post not just a story and let it stay forever on your page until justice is served. It does not ruin your aesthetic .BLACK LIVES FIRST.”

Moreover, Rihanna is using her massive platform to speak up and “fight against racial inequality, injustice, and straight up racism.”

Earlier today, the 32-year-old multi-hyphenate shared that she would be participating in the Blackout Tuesday initiative and released the same statement on all of her brands’ sites, which include Fenty Beauty, Savage x Fenty and Fenty.

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“We are not staying silent and we are not standing by. The fight against racial inequality, injustice, and straight up racism doesn’t stop with financial donations and words of support,” a statement read on all three websites. “In solidarity with the Black community, our employees, our friends, our families, and our colleagues across industries we are proud to take part in #BlackoutTuesday.”

In addition, each brand stated they “would not be conducting any business on Tuesday, June 2 – globally.”

“This is not a day off. This is a day to reflect and find ways to make real change. This is a day to #PullUp,” the brands closed each message, with several recommendations of organizations to support. 

On that list included: Black Lives Matter New York, Reclaim the BlockThe Bail Project, Color Of Change and M4LB.

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Lea Michele Accused of Making Glee a “Living Hell” for Co-Star Samantha Marie Ware

Lea Michele Accused of Making Glee a "Living Hell" for Co-Star Samantha Marie Ware

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Samantha Marie Ware has spoken out about her experience working with Lea Michele on Glee. 

On Friday, Michele tweeted about the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who was killed after police officer Derek Chauvin used his knee to pin Floyd to the ground by his neck during Floyd’s arrest. 

“George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter,” the Glee alum tweeted. 

On Monday, Ware, who appeared on Glee as recurring character Jane Hayward during the show’s sixth season, responded to Michele’s tweet, writing back, “LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON [sic] GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD ‘S–T IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS [sic] THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…”

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The role was Ware’s first in Hollywood, according to her IMDB page. She has gone on to star and appear in several TV series, including What/If on Netflix. 

Michele has not responded to Ware’s tweet nor commented on her account since it was published on Monday evening. 

Meanwhile, Ware’s tweet has amassed attention on social media and has become a trending entertainment story on Twitter. 

LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD… https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA

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Other former co-stars have also weighed in. Dabier, who appeared in a 2014 episode of Glee, spoke publicly about his experience with Michele, tweeting, “GIRL YOU WOULDNT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE ‘I DIDNT BELONG THERE’ F–K YOU LEA.”

When someone asked if he was “really supposed to be at that table,” Dabier replied, “I was a guest star on the show. Had credits and my own trailer. Had lines n all! Even Darren [Criss] wanted me to sit with everyone to feel welcome!”

Jeanté Godlock responded to Ware’s tweet with another claim about Michele, writing, “Did somebody say cockroaches? because that’s what she used to refer to the background as on the set of glee. but we grow up and we don’t stay background forever sooooo…”

Amber Riley, who starred on the show since its first season, did not tweet any words on the situation, but did share a GIF of herself drinking tea. 

A company that Lea Michele promoted on Instagram as recently as two weeks ago has since cut ties with the actress over claims from her former Glee castmates. 

HelloFresh, a meal delivery service, said via Twitter on Tuesday, “…We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.” 

Read their full statement here

(This story was originally published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 8:47 a.m. PST)

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George Floyd’s Funeral and Memorial Services Announced One Week After His Death

George Floyd’s Funeral and Memorial Services Announced One Week After His Death

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George Floyd will be laid to rest after numerous memorials are held in his honor across the country.

According to NBC News, the 46-year-old is set to be memorialized in the three cities he resided in throughout his lifetime. 

The first of the three events will take place at the Trask Word and Worship Center at North Central University, located in Minneapolis, the same city where George Floyd died while under arrest by former police officer Derek Chauvin. Chauvin is facing third-degree murder and manslaughter chargers. He and three officers were fired for their involvement in Floyd’s detainment. Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy for the services, as he announced on his Twitter on Monday. 

This service will be followed by a Saturday memorial in North Carolina, where Floyd was born.

Finally, Floyd will be laid to rest on Tuesday, June 9, following a viewing of his body on Monday. The viewing and service will be held at the Fountain of Grace Church in Houston, a church that has been attended by the Floyd family. 

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Due to concerns over the coronavirus, attendance will be limited, NBC News reports. Further information is forthcoming.

According to TMZ, boxer Floyd Mayweather will be covering the costs of the funeral taking place in Houston. The outlet shared a photo of the $88,500 check that Mayweather sent to the Houston funeral home.

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It is expected that former Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden will be in attendance at the Houston services on Tuesday, a lawyer for the Floyd family confirmed to NBC News. 

Biden is one of the many celebrity figures—including Ariana GrandeNick Cannon and Jamie Fox among others—who are participating in the protests and voicing their demands for justice. 

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George Clooney Calls Racism “Our Pandemic” in Response to George Floyd’s Death

George Clooney Calls Racism "Our Pandemic" in Response to George Floyd’s Death

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George Clooney is using his massive platform to speak up and show his support for the black community.

The A-list actor and philanthropist penned an essay for The Daily Beast on Monday morning that was titled, “George Clooney: America’s Greatest Pandemic Is Anti-Black Racism.”

In the published piece, the 59-year-old star discussed the recent nationwide protests in the United Stated and also advocated for “systemic change in our law enforcement and in our criminal justice system.”

As Clooney put it, racism in America is “our pandemic” and one that no one has found a cure for.

“This is our pandemic. It infects all of us, and in 400 years we’ve yet to find a vaccine,” he wrote. “It seems we’ve stopped even looking for one and we just try to treat the wound on an individual basis. And we sure haven’t done a very good job of that.”

He continued, “So this week, as we’re wondering what it’s going to take to fix these seemingly insurmountable problems, just remember we created these issues so we can fix them.”

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“There is only one way in this country to bring lasting change: Vote,” he expressed.

The actor also pointed out how recent protests across the nation reminded him of those in the 1990s. He also shared that George Floyd‘s death was reminiscent of Eric Garner‘s in 2014, since they both pleaded to the police, “I can’t breathe.”

News of Floyd’s death broke on Monday, May 25. In footage of the incident, which was captured by bystanders and circulated online, a Minneapolis police officer (later identified as Derek Chauvin) pinned Floyd on the ground and kneeled on his neck. Three other officers appeared to stand by as Floyd stated several times that he couldn’t breathe.

According to an independent autopsy ordered by Floyd’s family, he died at the scene. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released its own autopsy findings on Monday, June 1, which stated that Floyd died from “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint and neck compression.” 

Days following Floyd’s death, Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. At this time, the three other officers involved haven’t been charged—however, they’ve been fired from the Minneapolis Police Department.

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“Is it 1992? Did we just hear a jury tell us that the white cops that we watched on tape hundreds of times beating Rodney King weren’t guilty of their obvious crimes? Is it 2014, when Eric Garner was executed for selling cigarettes by a white cop who strangled him as we watched? His words “I can’t breathe” forever etched into our minds,” Clooney penned.

“How many times have we seen people of color killed by police? Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, Laquan McDonald. There is little doubt that George Floyd was murdered,” he continued. “We watched as he took his last breath at the hands of four police officers. Now we see another defiant reaction to the systemic cruel treatment of a portion of our citizens like we saw in 1968, 1992, and 2014.”

He explained that while we don’t know when protests “will subside,” we can “hope and pray that no one else will be killed.”

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“The anger and the frustration we see playing out once again in our streets is just a reminder of how little we’ve grown as a country from our original sin of slavery,” he shared. “The fact that we aren’t actually buying and selling other human beings anymore is not a badge of honor. We need systemic change in our law enforcement and in our criminal justice system.”

George added, “We need policymakers and politicians that reflect basic fairness to all of their citizens equally. Not leaders that stoke hatred and violence as if the idea of shooting looters could ever be anything less than a racial dog whistle. Bull Connor was more subtle.”

You can read Clooney’s full essay on The Daily Beast’s website

Additionally, the actor isn’t the only celebrity to issue a statement in response to Floyd’s death. Beyoncé, Selena Gomez, Harry Styles, Lizzo and so many others have spoken up.

Several stars have also participated in the nationwide protests in recent days. You can see that list here.

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Adele Says Racism Is ”Alive and Well Everywhere” After George Floyd’s Death

Adele Says Racism Is ”Alive and Well Everywhere” After George Floyd’s Death

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Adele stands in “solidarity” with the Black Lives Matter movement after a week of protests all over the world. 

“George Floyd’s murder has sent shockwaves around the world, there are countless other that haven’t,” wrote the 32-year-old singer on Instagram, alongside a photo of Floyd. “Protests and marches are happening all over the globe simultaneously and only gaining momentum.” 

“So be righteously angered but be focused! Keep listening, keep asking and keep learning! It’s important we don’t get disheartened, hijacked or manipulated right now,” she continued. “This is about systematic racism, this is about police violence and it’s about inequality. And this isn’t only about America! Racism is alive and well everywhere. I wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with the fight for freedom, liberation and justice ♥️ #blacklivesmatter
#georgefloyd #saytheirnames.”

Adele joins the list of celebrities that have spoken up about Floyd and participated in nationwide protests in solidarity with the Black community. 

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Over the weekend, stars like Ariana Grande, Jamie FoxxHalsey, Michael B. Jordan, Kendrick Sampson, Kehlani among others, took to the streets to protest. 

Stars like Halsey also stepped in and provided medical aid to fellow protesters who had been injured during a protest in Santa Monica, Calif. this weekend. 

“do not underplay these rubber bullets bc you have been told they are ‘not lethal’. I had to bandage a man who looked like his entire face had exploded today,” the 25-year-old wrote on social media on Sunday, May 31. “So before you say, from the comfort of your home, that we’re exaggerating, please consider the injuries some have suffered.”

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George Floyd’s murder has sent shockwaves around the world, there are countless others that haven’t. Protests and marches are happening all over the globe simultaneously and only gaining momentum. So be righteously angered but be focused! Keep listening, keep asking and keep learning! It’s important we don’t get disheartened, hijacked or manipulated right now. This is about systematic racism, this is about police violence and it’s about inequality. And this isn’t only about America! Racism is alive and well everywhere. I wholeheartedly stand in solidarity with the fight for freedom, liberation and justice ♥️ #blacklivesmatter #georgefloyd #saytheirnames

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Aside from stepping out to participate in protests, stars like Chrissy TeigenJanelle Mon&#225eDrakeand Steve Carell have made donations to help bail out protesters in different cities and states

On Saturday, Teigen shared on Twitter that “in celebration of whatever the f-ck maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country.” Shortly after, she committed to donating $200,000.

On Monday, Drake shared that he donated $100,000 to the National Bail Out #FreeBlackMamas organization. 

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Designer Virgil Abloh Addresses Backlash Over His Looting Comments and $50 Donation

Designer Virgil Abloh Addresses Backlash Over His Looting Comments and $50 Donation

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Designer Virgil Abloh has issued an apology.

On Monday, the Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director and founder of Off-White took to social media to address his previous comments about people looting, as well as his $50 donation to help protesters who needed bail money.

For some backstory: Over the weekend, Virgil uploaded a screenshot to his Instagram Stories—which has now expired but has been shared online—that suggested he only donated $50 “for kids in the streets that need a [sic] bail funds for the George Floyd protests.”

In addition, he also posted and commented on a video that showed Sean Wotherspoon‘s Round Two Vintage store being looted.

In one response, which has since been deleted but captured by online users, the 39-year-old designer wrote, “You see the passion, blood, sweat and tears Sean puts in for our culture. This disgusts me.”

He continued, “To the kids that ransacked his store and RSVP DTLA, and all our stores in our scene just know, that product staring at you in your home/apartment right now is tainted and a reminder of a person I hope you aren’t. We’re a part of a culture together. Is this what you want?? When you walk past him in the future please have the dignity to not look him in the eye, hang your head in shame….”

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After facing backlash, the Off-White designer apologized for his comments and his donations in a seven-page statement that was shared on Twitter and Instagram.

“I apologize that my comments yesterday appeared as if my main concerns are anything other than full solidarity with the movements against police violence, racism, and inequality,” his statement read. “I want to update all systems that don’t address our current needs. It has been my personal MO in every realm I touch.”

“Yesterday I spoke about how my stores and stores of friends were looted,” he continued. “I apologize that it seemed like my concern for those stores outweighed my concern for our right to protest injustice and express our anger and rage in this moment.”

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Moreover, Virgil also addressed the criticism over his donations.

“I also joined a social media chain of friends who were matching $50 donations. I apologize that appeared to some as if that was my only donation to these important causes,” he expressed. 

The designer revealed that he has “donated $20,500 to bail funds and other causes related to the movement.”

“I will continue to donate more and will continue to use my voice to urge peers to do the same,” he went on. “I was on the fence about publicizing total dollar amounts because I didn’t want to look like I’m glorifying only higher amounts or that I want to be applauded for it. If you know me, you know that’s not me.”

The Louis Vuitton artistic director said he also plans to help in other ways.

“My particular aim is to change opportunities for young kids that look like me to design and ascend  to the same position I have,” he shared. “Some upcoming projects include: items releasing shortly where all proceeds support bail funds for protestors [sic]. A platform titled ‘Community Service’ launched earlier this year that support [sic] emerging black artists and designers with financial support and mentoring.”

Closing his message, he wrote, “I lead with love and move with respect to everyone I ever meet.”

You can read Virgil’s full statement here.

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E!’s Nina Parker Challenges People to ”Speak Up” in Powerful Call to Action on Racism

E!’s Nina Parker Challenges People to ”Speak Up” in Powerful Call to Action on Racism

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E!’s Nina Parker has a question for people at home: “What are you going to do in this climate to make it different?” 

In response to the police killing of George Floyd, the Nightly Pop host is sharing an important message to those who have yet to publicly express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement

“Racists are really loud, so if you don’t agree with that, why are you silent? The people who hate me are loud as f-ck. I have been called n—-r so many times in my DM’s these last few days,” Parker said during Monday’s episode of Nightly Pop. “If you care about me, I need you to speak up because these people who hate me are loud. I don’t give a damn about your insecurities. I don’t care how people are going to perceive you.”

Referencing Floyd’s final moments, which were caught on camera by bystanders and circulated online, “If you do not agree how people are treated, if you do not agree with seeing a man lose his life and beg for his mother on the ground, I need you to say something. I need you to challenge your friends who say racist jokes.”

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“I need you to challenge your friends who have microaggressions about why that Black girl got hired and not them,” Nina added. “I need you to challenge your friends who make statements you know aren’t right but you don’t wanna rock the boat. It’s not about the racist character. We know they’re not… thinking with the proper mind. It’s about yours.”

Parker further stressed the importance of not being complacent.

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“What are you going to do in this climate to make it different?” she asked. “Or would you just rather be comfortable and complain when things blow up in your face? Because I’m tired and my tolerance is high because I’ve been dealing with this my whole life.”

During Monday’s Nightly Pop segment, Nina continued to express that she could “never sit back and watch” any other group of member of another community “face this type of treatment and stay silent.” 

As she explained, “I have never seen victims be blamed than the way that I have seen Black people who have been treated with police brutality… It’s always their fault.”

“I’m just really exhausted,” Parker added, “I’m really tired. I’m tired of the microaggressions. I’m tired of the discrimination. I’m tired y’all. I have to tell you. I’m exhausted.” 

“E! stands in solidarity with the black community against systemic racism and oppression experienced every day in America,” the network said in a statement on May 31. “We owe it to our black staff, talent, production partners and viewers to demand change and accountability. To be silent is to be complicit. #BlackLivesMatter.”

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