John Boyega Is Thankful For The Support To BLM Protests
Star Wars actor John Boyega is thankful for receiving so much support for his BLM protest speech. The actor went down and stood in the middle of protestors to literally raise voice against the black community using a microphone to hype up the crowd. He urged the protestors to keep the protests as peaceful as possible while also talking about how this could potentially end his career in acting after this. After the news of his speech went viral on social media and news platforms, he now gives thanks to his supporters for showing love to his BLM speech.
John Boyega Uploads A Post Of Gratitude For The BLM Speech
In a post he uploaded regarding the BLM protest support, John Boyega wrote:
“I want to thank you all for the love and support you have shared over the last few days, although nothing I have done is for praise, or is truly even enough, in the grand scheme of things. This is an intense time for our community, and the most important thing is for us to maintain momentum and not lose sight of how critical it is to pursue long term solutions and commitments, for the sake of our generation, and the next.”
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I want to thank you all for the love and support you have shared over the last few days, although nothing I have done is for praise, or is truly even enough, in the grand scheme of things. This is an intense time for our community, and the most important thing is for us to maintain momentum and not lose sight of how critical it is to pursue long term solutions and commitments, for the sake of our generation, and the next. Our individual pursuits of success and belonging remain, but now more than ever, it’s important to use this movement as fuel to inspire new ways of thinking, building, and growing, together. I believe any great movement starts with a renewal of the mind. I know you’re all thinking, what’s next? Where do we go from here? Because I’m thinking the same shit! Conversations about black businesses, ownership and support are happening, and I will continue to have these conversations with the full intention of birthing ideas that are sustainable and tangible. Let’s increase our knowledge! I’m excited to see an awakening happening in all of us! I’ll continue to use my platform to fight against the injustices and inequalities in our community, no matter what. Nonetheless, one man can’t do it alone – I need you, and we need each other! We need everyone, across industry’s, soci-economic backgrounds, countries, to unite with a shared goal of REAL change. Before the pandemic hit, I visited a few schools in Southwark, to share my journey and to truly understand the minds and needs of our next generation. It was eye opening and inspiring to say the least, and I look forward to continuing this work, and contributing more, once it is safe to do so. I urge the black men of our community, my peers, to do the same. Connecting with our kids and motivating them towards a future that is stronger and brighter, is urgent, and necessary. In the meantime, let’s work on clearing the runway for them, so they can take off, and fly. Love everyone, and stay safe x
John Boyega’s BLM speech in London on June 3 won him several praises across the United States, especially the Star Wars fans. The tragic murder of George Floyd by the hands of Minneapolis policeman, Derek Chauvin, has incited the black community and everyone else to come out on streets to protest. Recently we heard that in the first hearing, the judge set Chauvin’s bail at over $ 1.2 million.
For Boyega, he could hardly hold back his tears as he charged the crowd by saying:
“Black lives have always mattered. We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting.”