Samuel Jackson Calls Out Stars Who Did The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges But Won’t Speak Out About Police Brutality
A few months back, people far and wide, including celebrities, filmed videos of themselves being immersed in ice water as part of the ALS “ice bucket” challenge. Hey, we did it too (but we also donated, thank you very much)! And while there is nothing wrong with putting a spotlight on Lou Gehrig’s disease, as so many people do battle with it, actor Samuel Jackson says that he’d like to see the same enthusiasm used for that movement be applied to speaking out against and addressing police brutality.
Jackson posted a video where he asked those in Hollywood to use their platform to speak out against “racist police”:
“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, here’s a chance to do something else. I challenge all of you to sing the ‘We Ain’t Gonna Stop ‘Til People Are Free’ song. Here we go: I can hear my neighbor crying, ‘I can’t breathe’/Now I’m in the struggle, and I can’t leave’/Calling out the violence of the racist police/We ain’t gonna stop ’til people are free/We ain’t gonna stop, til people are free.
C’mon, sing it out.”
What do you think about Jackson asking those in Hollywood to use their platforms for this major issue? Check out Jackson singing the song below and share your thoughts: