Louis Tomlinson Writes Heartfelt Message Supporting Black Lives Matter

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English singer-songwriter from former boy band One Direction shares a heartwarming message in support of Black Lives Matter.

Louis Tomlinson shared a heartfelt message via his Instagram on June 1, 2020. “As a white privileged man, I am fortunate to have been able to live my life without prejudice,” begins the message. Tomlinson goes on to express his “disgust” for the police brutality that ultimately became George Floyd‘s demise.

 

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The star also shared via Twitter the Official George Floyd Memorial Fund organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd. “On May 25, 2020, my life shattered as I learned of the tragic passing of my dear brother, George,” he writes in the fundraiser description. “My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe.”


The fundraiser is accepting “cards, letters of encouragement and/or contributions in the form of a money order or check” by mail. There is a GoFundMe listed for donations as well.

 

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Tomlinson also participated in the Black Out Tuesday movement along with sharing other social media posts in support of Black Lives Matter.

 

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To check-out Louis Tomlinson’s encouragement for yourself, you can follow his Instagram here.