The police shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota have ignited a firestorm on social media. A number of high-profile celebrities with massive followings have reacted to the shootings of the two black men, both captured on amateur video and shared online.
Katy Perry, the most popular person in Twitter history with over 90 million followers, starts off this collection of celebrity responses:
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 6, 2016
America woke up to yet another tragedy of a life cut down too soon. Black Lives Matter. #PhilandoCastile -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 7, 2016
We should not have to jump through hoops to prove black people shouldn't be shot by police during routine traffic stops.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 7, 2016
— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 7, 2016
Rihanna shared the following video of an outraged mother:
Kanye West tweeted out a direct link to the second video that emerged of Alton Sterling’s shooting.
D.L. Hughley broke down on CNN while trying to talk about it:
— Deena Zeina Zaru (@Deena_CNN) July 7, 2016
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) July 7, 2016
Please. No more. This must stop.
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 6, 2016
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) July 6, 2016
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
The violence that killed Alton Sterling and Philando Castile has become an all too common occurrence for people of color and IT. MUST. STOP.
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 7, 2016
Philando Castile. Alton Sterling.
Never coming home.
Black lives matter. Not just as a hashtag, not just in all caps, in real life.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) July 7, 2016