Is there a new trend on the net? There has been a long debate in the United States about police brutality against African Americans for a long time. Through the violent death of George Floyd Last week, which was suffocated by a police officer, the “Black Lives Matter” movement again gained strength and importance – even beyond the national borders of the USA. Celebrities worldwide are now reacting and sharing the same photo today: a pitch black picture.
Under the hashtag #blackouttuesday is on Instagram called to “spend a day less on the web and work, and instead spend more time on the community to care for each other.” This campaign is intended to help take the first urgently needed “steps towards responsibility and social change” – away from police violence and racism. So far, international superstars such as Emma Watson (30), David Beckham (45), Cara Delevingne (27) and Kylie Jenner (22) have demonstrated their solidarity with a black image in their chronicle. But also German celebrities like Stefanie Giesinger (23), Matthias Schweighöfer (39), Tom Wlaschiha (46), Gerda Lewis (27) and Christopher Kohn (35) are campaigning for Blackout Tuesday. Almost two million contributions have already been collected under the hashtag.
But not only stars from all over the world share the self-evident image, but also television stations, various retail stores, radio stations like 1Live and the music streaming service Spotify. The platform even announced: They want to curate special playlists, podcasts and channels to support the campaign.
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