Pop singer Demi Lovato has updated her Instagram feed and penned down a heartbroken letter after the death of the 25-year-old black man named Ahmaud Arbery.
In February, Ahmaud Arbery was murdered by Gregory McMichael and his son Travis McMichael when he was jogging in Georgia. A few days prior, a related new video record of this horrible case was revealed by the eyewitness.
Yesterday, Demi jumped to Instagram to show her reaction to this horrible incident and wrote a lengthy letter to raise awareness. Plus, she broke her important social media rule for the first time.
In the letter, Demi said that she avoided using social media accounts to raise awareness of things that had no direct relevance. However, she is one of many celebrities who could not remain silent to this brutal murder, and she reacted to the incident.
Here’s what Demi Lovato wrote:
“I’m disheartened, broken, and confused as to why, so many years after the civil rights movement, lynching is still happening in America. Why. Is. This. Still. Happening. I’m angry, I’m hurt… And I’m not even black. I can’t imagine the emotions everyone in the black community is feeling right now.
I’m sorry that this is still happening. I’m sorry that not enough people have stopped this. I’m sorry that even sorry isn’t enough anymore. You don’t deserve this. No one does. In the past, I have shied away from using my platform to raise awareness to things that don’t directly pertain to me out of fear that someone would think I was inauthentic because I didn’t know enough about the topic or I was terrified I’ll say the wrong thing or not say the right thing.
But I’ve realized by not posting this – I am complicit and for every voice that doesn’t protest the injustices in the black community, another voice is silenced. Stop being afraid to speak up for what’s wrong.. if you don’t speak out against this, you are complicit with the problem.”
Actor Jamie Foxx commented and left a pair of emoji:
American entrepreneur Scooter Braun wrote:
“Well said, Demi.”
See the Instagram post below.