AceShowbiz - The death of George Floyd gives a huge impact. While most people come together to fight against racism and police brutality against black people, some others appear to make light of the issue and trend George Floyd Challenge online instead.
In the challenge, people post pictures featuring one person putting his/her knee on the neck of another person who lies on the ground. That seems to be joking about how George died after a Minnesota police officer suffocated him to death by pressing his knee on George's neck.
Ciara caught wind of the offensive challenge and took to her Twitter account to criticize the challenge. "This is sickening! Crushing!" she wrote on Wednesday, June 3 alongside some pictures of the challenge. "I don't have words!! Please end this NOW! Praying for Love in your hearts. Jesus We Need You."
Her followers echoed the statement as someone replied, "They keep exposing themselves and how evil they are. These clowns do this because they feel safe." Another fan added, "It's absolutely disgusting, clout chasing is at an all time high."
"Keep praying. Stay focused on the positive. Keep spreading the word on orgs that are working to make changes. The greatest challenge is to stay focused on joy, love even while knowing that this evil exists," someone else urged others. Meanwhile, a user claimed that "all of the people in these photos have lost their jobs or have been arrested."
This arrives after Ciara posted an emotional message to her son, Future Zahir, in the wake of the death of George. "My sweet Baby Boy. I pray that when you get older A CHANGE will finally have come!!" the 34-year-old singer wrote on Instagram on Sunday. "I'm going to keep my FAITH! I'm praying that the losses of our Black Kings and Queens won't be in vain."
"Enough is Enough! Im praying for UNITY! I'm praying for the powers that be to unite and decide that it's time for a change!" she added. Commenting on the post, Ciara's husband Russell Wilson said, "Young King. We need a change now. Enough is Enough."