Streaming platforms Netflix, Amazon, Hulu amongst others have lent their voices of support towards the Black community and the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement. Amid protests for police-committed George Floyd murder case, the platforms pledged solidarity through their tweets and Instagram posts.
“To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.” tweeted Netflix from their official handle.
Streaming platform Hulu tweeted, “We support Black lives. Today, and every day. You are seen. You are heard. And we are with you.”
Amazon Prime took to Instagram and wrote, “Together we stand with the Black Community – colleagues, artists, writers, storytellers, producers, our viewers – and all allies in the fight against racism and injustice.”
On May 25, Geoge Floyd, a Black man living in Minneapolis, US was murdered by four police officers. According to a live video, Floyd, accused of currency forgery was choked to death by Derek Chauvin, one of the police officers, with his knee.
Following the incident, the entire entertainment fraternity, public figures and celebrities had expressed their condolences to the family of the deceased. Besides entertainment giants like YouTube and Quibi, individuals like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Shawn Mendes, Viola Davis, Lilly Singh (to name a few) took to social media to share their thoughts on this matter.
While Floyd’s last words, “I can’t breathe…Officer, please don’t kill me” echoed years of racial oppression and mindless torture meted out to the Black community in US, millions across the world took the internet by storm calling out this incident as ‘the unmasking of racist US Police’.
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