Kim Kardashian demands justice for George Floyd, says she's proud of her skin color

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Published: 2020-06-03 10:37

Last Updated: 2020-06-03 13:26


Kim Kardashian demands justice for George Floyd, says she's proud of her skin color
Kim Kardashian demands justice for George Floyd, says she's proud of her skin color

The famous Hollywood star, Kim Kardashian West, joined many celebrities in demanding justice for George Floyd.

Kardashian released a statement on her Instagram account expressing her support for the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

"For years, with every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child, I have always tried to find the right words to express my condolences and outrage, but the privilege I am afforded by the color of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on my own," Kardashian wrote.

"Not today, not anymore. Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted. I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black," she added.

She continued, "Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long."

Floyd died last Monday, May 25, after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes to the point of suffocation. Police officers were reportedly called in by a store clerk who suspected the use of a counterfeit bill.

Also read: George Floyd's killing: Shop owner Floyd last went to tells Roya details of the incident