All ViacomCBS Brands Will Go Dark In Honor Of George Floyd
Written by B87FM on May 31, 2020
ViacomCBS President of Leisure and Youth Manufacturers Chris McCarthy has introduced that every one leisure, youth manufacturers, and platforms will probably be going darkish, Monday, in honor of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and numerous others.
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“The previous couple of weeks have dropped at the floor long-standing racism, movies of unspeakable conduct and the cruel actuality of inequality many in our neighborhood cope with on a daily and each day foundation.=,” McCarthy defined in a memo despatched to his employees. “In Minneapolis, the horrifying homicide of George Floyd, in Georgia the mindless killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and in Kentucky, the deplorable taking pictures of Breonna Taylor, to call just some current examples.
“Whereas I’m not an individual of coloration and might by no means totally perceive this expertise, I’m offended by the systemic racism and need to stand along with our communities of coloration within the harm and ache. We should all do our half – discrimination in opposition to certainly one of us is discrimination in opposition to all of us.”
The manufacturers will go darkish for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the time by which Floyd was killed.
ViacomCBS additionally went darkish in 2018 for 17 minutes in solidarity with the Nationwide Faculty Walkout. The walkout was held to honor the 17 college students killed from Marjory Stoneman Douglas Excessive Faculty in Parkland, Florida.
Take a look at the complete inside memo right here.