“This week we watched Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two innocent black men, get senselessly murdered by police officers. Like a lot of you guys, I watched the videos, and was appalled and completely heartbroken. I was left speechless, angry and numb,” she wrote in a note posted on her website. “I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust—the people who “protect and serve”—may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin.”
Similar to Beyoncé, the mother of North and Saint West called for her fans to write their legislators.
“It is our responsibility as Americans and as parents to create a safe future for our children. We must do something NOW. We must speak up until we are heard and real, effective changes are made,” she said.
We have to say, it took her a while to respond, but her response was strong. Read the full letter, here.
Chris Brown posted to Instagram, calling for celebs to use their platform to support the cause:
Glad to see our favorite celebs are letting their voices be heard.
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