The ‘Like I Used to’ singer calls on fans to physically show up and march for the Black Lives Matter because she felt posting on social media is not enough.
- Jun 8, 2020
Tinashe has urged fans to physically show support of the Black Lives Matter movement, insisting just posting on social media “isn’t enough.”
The 27-year-old singer spoke with US Weekly, revealing she felt she had to get out of the house and join protests across the U.S., in the wake of the killing of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of white cops in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“I was just seeing everything that was happening, and posting on Instagram just didn’t feel like enough,” she shared. “I felt like, ‘What could I do to actually, physically put myself into this narrative?’ ”
“So I went down, and that was the first day of protest. And ever since then, they’ve just gotten bigger and bigger and more unified. And it’s just really been amazing to see.”
The “Faded Love” hitmaker added that personally, she hasn’t been seeing a lot of violence on her end, telling the publication, “The environment that I felt that I was in while I was actually at the protest didn’t feel scary and it didn’t feel violent.”
“There were obviously moments where that really escalated. When the police would step in and use their unnecessary force, (but) that was really called out, which is amazing that we have the use of cellphones and we have all these ways to share that.”
She continued, “I think that that helped people really see that the protesters themselves weren’t the ones that were the agitators… It was never a fear energy, it was never an energy of anger. It was always like, ‘We are here, we are one, we are brave, we’ll stand together.’ ”
Published at Sun, 07 Jun 2020 21:00:01 +0000