Hollywood has taken a stand amid the racial inequality taking place all over the country. Moreover, studios including Disney, Warner Bros., Paramount, Netflix, Amazon and The Academy of Motion Pictures issued statements of support on social media for the African-American community and Black Lives Matter.

Netflix and The Academy are standing up to racism.

Disney standing up for the African-American community

46-year-old George Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minnesota after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes. Moreover, they eventually arrested the officer involved and charged him with third-degree murder. “We stand against racism. We stand for inclusion. Furthermore, we stand with our fellow Black employees, storytellers, creators, and the entire Black community. Moreover, we must unite and speak out,” Disney said in a statement shared on its various social media platforms.

Moreover, Disney also posted the same statement on their official Twitter accounts for Disney and Marvel Studios, along with Pixar. Furthermore, The Academy said it stands in solidarity with people of the black community and demanded justice for Floyd.

Disney standing in solidarity with their black employees

Warner Bros. offered a similar statement saying the death was unacceptable and are standing in solidarity with their black colleagues, storytellers, artists and black members.  “The death of George Floyd is not acceptable to anyone. We stand in solidarity with our black members, colleagues, storytellers, artists. Along with all black people across our nation because we know Black Lives Matter. The Academy adds its voice to the call for justice. We must shine a brighter light on racism and do our part to step up to this moment,” the statement read. Warner Bros posted on Twitter, “We stand with our Black colleagues, talent, storytellers and fans and all affected by senseless violence. Your voices matter, your messages matter. #BlackLivesMatter”

Amazon said the brutal treatment of black people in the US needs to stop. Together we stand in solidarity with the Black community our employees, customers, and partners in the fight against systemic racism and injustice, the streaming platform posted on Twitter. HBO changed it’s Twitter handle name to #BlackLivesMatter.

Together we can shine a positive light on the situation at hand. Moreover, we were all created equally and we should all treat each other as such. Do good for others, it can and will make a difference!!

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Lawrence Lease

Lawrence Lease is a freelance writer and screenwriter. His work can be seen on Cinema Gold, Blasting News and The Washington Ledger. He is a proud cinephile and movie trivia fan.

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