AceShowbiz - Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera continue to be vocal about their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. On Wednesday, June 3, the "Stone Cold" singer and the "Beautiful" hitmaker helped spread a powerful message by "Sweetheart" director J. D. Dillard that urges people to imagine being black in America.
First to repost Dillard's persuasive words was Aguilera. Sharing it with her 6 million-plus followers on Instagram, the 39-year-old singer added her own encouragement. "Imagine," she appealed. "I urge you to use this time to take action, educate, listen, amplify black voices, protest in the street and protest at home by having hard conversations with those you love."
"I will be sharing more resources in my stories and feed each day as they come. Every bit matters," the multiple Grammy winner continued. Her memo was echoed by her singer pal, Lovato, who reposted her message in her own Instagram page along with a caption that simply read, "This is so powerful."
Dillard's post itself touched on the coronavirus pandemic, the death of George Floyd, and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. "Imagine your parents telling you to be proud of who you are but the world tells you you're nothing," it partially read. "To be Black in America is to be oscillating between this rage, this sadness, and this pride."
Hours before sharing Dillard's post, Lovato made use of her social media accounts to remember Breonna Taylor, who was shot to death by police in her Louisville, Kentucky home in March. "It's Breonna Taylor's birthday this Friday," her Instagram repost read. "She was an EMT on the frontlines during corona."
"Around midnight on March 13th police broke down her door and shot her 8 times, no evidence of a crime was uncovered. The sole crime was the murder of Breonna Taylor. Her crime being asleep in her own home," it continued. "@battymamzelle thought of a great way to honor Breonna's birthday, send cards to the attorney general. The most underserved demographic in America is black women, we cannot allow them to forget Breonna. #birthdayforbreonna #justiceforbreonnataylor."
The Black Lives Matter protests have spread nationwide since Floyd tragically died at the hands of a white cop. Before he passed away, the 46-year-old black man was captured on camera struggling to breathe as Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest.