After five police officers were killed in Dallas on Thursday, actors, athletes and musicians took to social media to give their condolences to the fallen officers as well as share their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Here’s what some of pop culture’s loudest voices had to say in this time of tragedy and uncertainty:
Lady Gaga, singer:
Demi Lovato, singer:
Rashida Jones, actress:
Olivia Wilde, actress:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks player (NBA):
First off let me start off by saying " All Praise Due To The Most High." Secondly, I'm all about rallying, protesting, fighting for OUR people. Look I'll even lead the charge, By Any Means Necessary. We have to be smart about what we are doing though. We need to steer our anger in the right direction. The system is Broken. Point blank period. It has been this way forever. Martin Luther King marched. Malcolm X rebelled. Muhammad Ali literally fought for US. Our anger should be towards the system. If the system doesn't change we will continue to turn on the TVs and see the same thing. We have to put the pressure on the people in charge in order to get this thing we call JUSTICE right. A march doesn't work. We tried that. I've tried that. A couple social media post/tweet doesn't work. We've all tried that. That didn't work. Shooting 11 cops and killing 5 WILL NOT work. While I don't have a solution, and I'm pretty sure a lot of people don't have a solution, we need to come together more than anything at this time. We need each other. These politicians have to step up and fight for change. I'm calling for all my fellow ATHLETES to step up and take charge. Go to your local officials, leaders, congressman, assemblymen/assemblywoman and demand change. There's NO more sitting back and being afraid of tackling and addressing political issues anymore. Those days are long gone. We have to step up and take charge. We can't worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or whose going to look at us crazy. I need your voices to be heard. We can demand change. We just have to be willing to. THE TIME IS NOW. IM all in. Take Charge. Take Action. DEMAND CHANGE. Peace7 #StayMe7o
Fellow NBA player Lebron James reshared Anthony’s post with a comment sharing his support.
Third base for the Texas Rangers, Joey Gallo shared a personal story about meeting one of the slain officers on his Instagram:
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars player (NHL):
John Legend, known for his activism as well as his R&B hits, shared his thoughts on the shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter:
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Tony Award winning musical, “Hamilton:”
Talib Kweli Greene, rapper and activist: