Kim Kardashian has now spoken out about the death of George Floyd. She has released a statement regarding the death of George Floyd and the violent protests erupting in cities in the United States. Kim Kardashian is urging her followers to sign the petition calling for the officers involved in Floyd’s death to be charged with murder.
“For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often let me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on my own,” she wrote. “Not today, not anymore. Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted. I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black.”
Floyd died on May 25 after being pinned down on the neck by a police officer in Minneapolis. The officer in question has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter.
“Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long,” she finishes. “#blacklivesmatter