The celebs are at it again with another cringe video, this time about Black Lives Matter
Kesha I thought better of you
It is with great sadness and I inform you that the celebs are indeed back with another one of *those* videos. Last time, it was Gal Gogot and co who squadded up for a terrible vomit-inducing sing-song relay of Imagine which was somehow meant to help cure coronavirus or something. It was so bad I think singing it on social media is now classed as a jailable offence. This time they’re here (in very sombre greyscale) to voice their support for Black Lives Matter.
This new video features a different crew of celebs including Jesse from Breaking Bad, Lacey from Black Mirror, and Kesha all looking very seriously at the camera and saying: “I take responsibility” and vowing to call out racism where they see it.
Now it’s important to clarify white celebs voicing their support for Black Lives Matter is obviously great, but this video joins the pantheon of other celebs and influencers who have gotten it very wrong by making the ongoing conversation about race a little bit too much about them. Watch it and tell me I’m wrong:
Who are the celebrities in the ‘I take responsibility video?’
According to Deadline: Julianne Moore, Kristen Bell, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Aly Raisman, Bethany Joy Lenz, Bryce Dallas Howard, Debra Messing, Ilana Glazer, Justin Theroux, Kesha, Mark Duplass, Piper Perabo and Stanley Tucci.
The full script of the ‘I take responsibility video’
“I take responsibility for every unchecked moment, for every time it was easier to ignore than to call I out for what it was, every not so funny joke, every unfair stereotype, every blatant stereotype, every time I remained silent, every time I explained away police brutality or turned a blind eye.
“I take responsibility. Black people are being slaughtered in the streets, killed in their own homes. These are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our family. We are done watching them die. We are no longer bystanders. We will not be idle. I will no longer allow an unchecked moment. I will no longer allow racist hurtful words, jokes, stereotypes, no matter how big or small, to be uttered in my presence.
“I will not turn a blind eye. Going for a jog should not be a death sentence. Sleeping in your own home should not be a death sentence. Playing video games with your nephew should not be a death sentence. Shopping in a store should not be a death sentence. Business as usual should not be life-threatening. I stand against hate. I will stand against hate in love. I will make my presence known. Killer cops must be prosecuted. They are murderers. We can turn the tide. It is time to take responsibility. Call out hate, step up, and take action.”
Here are some helpful links so you too don’t feel tempted to copy these celebs
Sign the Justice for George Floyd petition here.
To donate to the official George Floyd Memorial Fund to support his family with funeral costs click here.
To sign the Black Lives Matter “Defund the Police” petition sign here.
To donate to the Bail Out Project click here.
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