#FergusonVerdict: Outraged Celebrity Reactions To The Ferguson Decision
You’re not the only one #frustrated. Minutes after the jury decided not to indict Mike Brown’s killer, Darren Wilson, these celebrity reactions to the Ferguson decision flooded social media.
Eloquent as always, Solange posted this beautiful picture from an unknown artist to represent “brokenness.”
Her husband Dwyane Wade expressed his feelings on Twitter: “The Wade family hearts and prayers go out the the Brown family.”
Angela Bassett added her voice to the Brown family’s call for peace.
Shonda Rhimes (and Jermaine Dupri) turned to Martin Luther Kind, Jr. for words of wisdom.
The pop star sent her love and support all the way from Australia.
Mother of three sons Garcelle Beauvais wondered what this verdict meant for her children.
She titled it, simply, “facts.”
The Thrift Shop singer sent his prayers to the Brown family and shade to “the system.”
LeBron posted this famous photo and added:
“As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time!! I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well. #PrayersUpToTheFamilies #WeHaveToDoBetter”
Michael Ealy reminded his followers of the facts in the case.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji reacted to the verdict in real time. Were you watching too?
KeKe Palmer had a lot to say and added this:
“we have to keep our eyes open & our hearts pure in intention. (Typos) *love & LIFT eachother”
Orlando Jones shared his disillusionment with his fans.
The Hunger Games star used his movie roll as a revolutionary to support protests breaking out all over the US. He also added,
“Claim America as your own. Don’t cede the racist right all the power. Tried to run folks off the land, enslave, but the country is mine now!”
We've investigated ourselves and found we did nothing wrong. Now we return to our regularly scheduled systematic & routine physical, psychological & economic violence against brown people. We are accountable for nothing. We will change nothing. We have always done this. Thank you for contorting yourselves, no matter the decade, in defense of our barbarism. We are disgusting. #Ferguson
The Grey’s Anatomy star also Tweeted,
“There are no variables to “unarmed” at a distance. It doesn’t matter where my hands are if there’s nothing in them and you KNOW I’m unarmed.”