Lady Gaga issues statement on Black Lives Matter protests in the US and racism

WION Web Team New Delhi Jun 01, 2020, 02.50 PM(IST)

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In her post, Lady Gaga expressed reluctance that anything she would say "will incite further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that’s justified. I do not wish to contribute to more violence, I wish to contribute to a solution." 

As the US protests gain momentum, Lady Gaga posted a lengthy message on social media on the unrest in the country. She called out racism in the country and more. 

In her post, Lady Gaga expressed reluctance that anything she would say "will incite further anger, although that is precisely the emotion that’s justified. I do not wish to contribute to more violence, I wish to contribute to a solution." 

She continued: "I am outraged by the death of George Floyd as I have been by the deaths of exponentially too many black lives over hundreds of years that have been taken from us in this country as a result of systemic racism and the corrupt system that supports it."

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She then said the voices of the black community have "been silenced for too long," something that "has proven deadly time and time again."

"And no matter what they do to protest, they are still meet with no compassion by the leaders that are meant to protect them. Everyday people in America are racist, that’s a fact. Right now is a critical time for black community to be supported by all other communities so we can put a stop to something that is intrinsically wrong by the grace of God or whatever creator you do or do not believe in."

Read the full statement here:

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Lady Gaga is not the first person from the entertainment industry to have spoken on the Black Lives Matter issue. Other top stars like Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Rihanna and Cardi B have voiced their outrage on social media. 

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They also called out Trump for his failure. "He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken. We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office. He is fueling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening."