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This incident has reignited the discussions around systemic racism within the police and their lack of accountability. And this time celebrities are taking part in it as well. Major stars like Beyonce and Ariana Grande as well as professional sports teams like the Minnesota Timberwolves are taking to social media to speak against the killing of the young father.
Celebrities react to Daunte Wright’s killing
REST IN PEACE DAUNTE WRIGHT
Similarly, Ariana Grande reshared a post on Instagram, which contained the list of resources that Daunte Wright’s family, his girlfriend, and his soon-to-be two-year-old son, need right now. Moreover, Demi Lovato, Kim Kardashian, and Michael B. Jordan also reshared infographics, which delineated what happened and how to help the victim’s family.
On the other hand, Jamie Foxx shared a picture on Instagram of Daunte Wright with his infant son, and added a passionate caption, saying:
Look at this kid. With his kid. Where is the compassion? Where is the benefit of the doubt?? #Dauntewright you deserve better. We deserve better… god bless your family and u little one
Moreover, the President of the United States Joe Biden didn’t remain silent on the incident as well, tweeting:
I’m thinking about Daunte Wright and his family — and the pain, anger, and trauma that Black America experiences every day. While we await a full investigation, we know what we need to do to move forward: rebuild trust and ensure accountability so no one is above the lawPOTUS Joe Biden
Maybe if the police weren’t so quick to draw any weapon, then maybe people wouldn’t die because of a mix-up. Don’t you find it amazing that cops think everything is a gun, except their own gun? If you have a cellphone in your hand – ‘Oh, that’s a gun.’ You’re holding a wallet, ‘Oh that’s a gun.’ Their own gun? ‘No, not a gun.’