Rihanna, Kanye West, Zendaya, Dawn Richard And More Respond To The Shooting Of Alton Sterling
On Tuesday (July 5), Alton Sterling was fatally shot by two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was selling CDs beside a convenience store when the officials approached him and shot him multiple times for reportedly making threats. He was 37 years old and a father of five.
In light of this tragedy, many celebrities like Rihanna, Kanye West and Drake have taken to social media to share their reactions.
Read some of their responses below.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 6, 2016
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HAS. TO. STOP. Devastating. https://t.co/C9Q0YePRMr
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 6, 2016
Alton Sterling https://t.co/60yQnwT2T4
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 7, 2016
It saddens me that 5 kids are growing up without their father. 2 white Police Officers killed Alton Sterling while he was standing outside a store selling CD’s. These officers got a call that a man was outside the store with a gun but for some reason the officers were wearing Body Cam’s that weren’t connected & recording. Wrestled him down to the ground with no warrant to do so & shot him in the chest & back!! When is America & the judicial system that’s suppose to protect us, gonna make these officers who are killing black men take responsibility for what’s going on. This is literally getting away with MURDER & it continues to happen #RipAltonSterling
Just imagine what the police report said before they knew This was recorded… What a coincidence they saying the body cams did not work, it’s sad! I was found guilty of pointing a gun at the 2 strike force officers in the middle of a full blown raid…. They came at least 7 cops at one time and not a single shot fired! This was b4 cameras was available… I take these situations serious when I see so many of my people losing their lives and freedom to the people they say are suppose to protect us!i got 16 years of probation for being lied on and back and forth to jail under strict supervision has made my life a living hell dealing with the system! Just imagine the people that don’t have a voice! Something has to happen soon …. It can’t just be social media post and conversations when they continue to destroy us like this! #imreadytostandup
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This is so disturbing and wrong. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and loved ones of #AltonSterling
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) July 6, 2016
Praying for justice & peace in #AltonSterling case. Leadership roles(i.e. police) MUST require real accountability. The pattern MUST change💔
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 6, 2016
Look I erased 5 drafts. I didn’t even wanna watch this edit of this execution. But I’m just… https://t.co/FOLN5ZAvAX
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) July 7, 2016
Are you paying attention? #AltonSterling was MURDERED like so many others. Do you believe the DOJ will DO anything? I don’t. Rise up.
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) July 6, 2016
what are the next actions to STOP this. words aren’t enough anymore. #AltonSterling
— D∆WN (@DawnRichard) July 6, 2016
How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose? BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. #AltonSterling
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 6, 2016
we get that our lives don’t matter to but can you at the very least stop killing us so we can continue to create the things u appropriate
— Shamir (@ShamirBailey) July 7, 2016
S T O P. K I L L I N G. U S.
— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) July 6, 2016