Travis Scott is using his platform to speak out on the death of George Floyd and many others.
George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are all people of color who were tragically taken from us way too soon. The most recent of these tragedies is Floyd who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota this past week. Since his murder, there have been protests all across the country and people are rightfully demanding justice as the deaths of black people at the hands of the police have become all too common in our society.
Many celebrities are speaking out on these atrocities and are urging fans to donate to various causes that will help those most affected by these atrocities. Today, Travis Scott used his voice, as well as his partnership with Nike to help speak out on what's happening. In the ad below, there are numerous pieces of text that urge people to not remain silent. Instead, the ad asks those with a voice to speak up and let it be known that as a society, we won't stand for these injustices any longer.
At the end of the ad, Nike urges people to "be part of the change," which is truly a powerful message.
As for the Floyd case, the officer who directly led to his death has been arrested and charged with third-degree murder. Moving forward, the other cops involved are expected to be charged, as well.