In a long list of celebrities calling out Hollywood, Michael B. Jordan joins in. He urges them to hire more black creators and diversify their storytelling. The Black Panther actor expressed his emotions during a protest for George Floyd in LA.
After George Floyd’s murder, celebrities are raising their voice against racism and police brutality
When an innocent black man was murder by four white cops, the world got on streets to express their anger. Similarly, many celebrities joined in the protest and raised their voice against injustice. At the same time, many of them called each other out for their hypocrisy and highlighted their past behavior. The long list of celebrities includes Beyoncé, Ava DuVernay, Taylor Swift, Gabrielle Union, Cardi B, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita Nyong’o, Demi Lovato, Viola Davis, Janelle Monáe and Kim Kardashian West. However, John Boyega gave a passionate speech during a London protest. Now Michael B. Jordan has also joined the protest.
During an LA protest, Michael B. Jordan called out Hollywood and for it to correct its mistakes.
While marching in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Michael B. Jordan said:
“I want us to invest in Black staff. I’m proud to have an inclusion rider and all that good stuff, and I use my power to demand diversity, but it’s time the studios and agencies and all these buildings we stand in front of to do the same.”
Furthermore, he said:
“You committed to a 50/50 gender parity in 2020. Where is the challenge to commit to Black hiring? Black content led by Black executives, Black consultants. Are you policing our storytelling as well? Let us bring our darkness to the light. Black culture: the sneakers, sports, comedic culture that you guys love so much. We’ve dealt with discrimination at every turn. Can you help fund Black brands, companies, cultural leaders, Black organizations?”
Michael B. Jordan also encouraged the people to vote and explained the importance and power of their votes.