Kesha Calls Out President Donald Trump In Message Supporting Black Lives Matter Protests 

Kesha is speaking out against police brutality, white supremacy and United States President Donald Trump.

The “Tik Tok” singer, 33, took to Instagram to share a photograph of murdered George Floyd, alongside an emotionally charged letter.

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I never felt like it was my place to comment on the issue of racist police brutality, and that is part of the problem. What is happening in this country right now is horrific. The murder of black people, because they are black, by law enforcement, or anyone else is a tragedy every time. I have never had to fear because of the color or my skin, and I know that’s something I will never understand. That’s white privilege. Racism has never been okay, yet it is part of the history of this country, a sickening part. Racism is very much alive and fueled by a president who calls white supremacists “very fine people” and then threatens protesters with being shot in a time when so many are suffering. It’s embarrassing, nauseating, and infuriating. Being a white person, I know I will never understand how racism feels. I stand for equality and I can’t just be silent while the president encourages violence and does nothing to help heal people’s suffering but rather makes it worse. What is happening right now is bigger than a hashtag. Black lives matter. George Floyd matters. Spread LOVE not hate.

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Condemning Floyd’s death at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis and discussing her own privilege, she said: “What is happening in this country right now is horrific. The murder of black people, because they are black, by law enforcement, or anyone else is a tragedy every time. I have never had to fear because of the colour of my skin, and I know that’s something I will never understand. That’s white privilege.”

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The singer also criticized Trump, calling his actions “embarrassing, nauseating, and infuriating.”

She continued: “Being a white person, I know I will never understand how racism feels. I stand for equality and I can’t just be silent while the president encourages violence and does nothing to help heal people’s suffering but rather makes it worse.”

Finishing up the letter, Kesha insisted that what is happening right now is “bigger than a hashtag,” adding, “Black lives matter. George Floyd matters. Spread LOVE not hate.”

 

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