If you’re finding the news coming out of Charlottesville, VA — where an alt-right rally has given way to hate speech, violence, and a fatal car crash reportedly targeting counterprotestors — has left you outraged and upset, you’re not alone.
Many celebrities have taken to social media to decry the situation unfolding in Virginia, where Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency. “A picture is worth a thousand words,” Zendaya told her followers in her post sharing a now-viral image of a Black police officer standing guard before white nationalist protestors carrying racist placards and making Nazi salutes. Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, meanwhile, made a simple statement by posting a photo of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. being arrested by white officers.
I really don’t know what to say…but this is terrorism. This is America TODAY…not 40 years ago, and your president is silent. Disgusting.
A post shared by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Aug 12, 2017 at 11:49am PDT
A post shared by Mahershala Ali (@mahershalaali) on Aug 12, 2017 at 12:46pm PDT
Others posted calls to action and passionate condemnations of both the violence unfolding and the …read more