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Celebrities take part in ‘Black Out Tuesday’ in support of Black Lives Matter movement

Rihanna and Kylie Jenner are among celebrities who have gone dark on social media

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Many celebrities are taking part in ‘Black Out Tuesday’ in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The action was initially launched by music industry leaders, who said they would suspend business on Tuesday in solidarity with the black community – following the death of George Floyd last week.

Some music labels, including Interscope Records, have also announced that they will not release new music this week.

Instead of posting on social media today, people are being encouraged to take this day to reflect and figure out ways to move forward in solidarity.

 

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we ain’t buying shit!!! and we ain’t selling shit neither!! gang gang! #BLACKOUTTUESDAY AF!!! @fenty @fentybeauty @savagexfenty ????????????????????????

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A number of famous faces have showed their support for Black Out Tuesday by sharing a black box on their Instagram and Twitter feeds – including Rihanna, Drake, Kylie Jenner, Katy Perry, Diddy, Ariana Grande and Jamie Foxx.

Rihanna shared a black post on Instagram, alongside the caption: “We ain’t buying s**t!!! and we ain’t selling s**t neither!! gang gang! #BLACKOUTTUESDAY AF!!!”

Kylie Jenner also shared a black square on her Instagram feed, alongside the simple caption: “BLACK LIVES MATTER.”

 

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BLACK LIVES MATTER.

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A number of Irish stars have also shared their support for Black Out Tuesday, including Nicky Byrne, Doireann Garrihy, and Erica Cody.

Influencers have also pledged to refrain from posting on social media today, including Rosie Connolly and Louise Cooney.

 

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#blackouttuesday please if you’re taking part in this protest, please refrain from using the BLM hashtag as blackout Tuesday is a priority to educate and those willing to learn ????

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Black Lives Matter #blackouttuesday

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@blklivesmatter

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#blackouttuesday #muted #stilllearning #stilllistening BLACK LIVES MATTER

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The news comes after a protest promoting the Black Lives Matter movement took place in Dublin’s city centre on Monday – following the tragic death of George Floyd.

George Floyd died in hospital on Monday, after he was pinned to the ground by police officer Derek Chauvin while being arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.

A video of the harrowing incident went viral on social media last week, sparking mass protests across the US.

Following calls for his arrest, Derek Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, and three other officers involved in the incident have been fired.

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