The Weeknd Calls For Justice For Jacob Blake With VMA Acceptance Speech
Written by B87FM on August 30, 2020
The Weeknd used his platform on the Video Music Awards, after profitable Finest R&B VMA for his After Hours single “Blinding Lights,” to advocate for justice for Breonna Taylor and Jacob Blake.
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The singer spoke for slightly below 20 seconds, implying that the latest killings are weighing on his psychological: “It’s actually onerous for me to rejoice proper now and luxuriate in this second, so I’m simply gonna say justice for Jacob Blake and justice for Breonna Taylor,” he informed the viewers.
Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville Metro Police Division officers executing a no-knock search warrant at her condominium. Officers fatally shot Taylor who was in her mattress through the unannounced break-in. The capturing sparked protests throughout the nation.
Blake was shot within the again by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin whereas making an attempt to enter his car. Blake is reportedly paralyzed from the waist down after being shot at seven occasions. The capturing prompted NBA gamers to go on strike amidst the playoffs. They returned to play Saturday, having settled on a number of agreements with possession, together with that NBA stadiums be used as voting facilities for the upcoming presidential election in November.
Test again later tonight to see different winners from the occasion.