‘This fight for justice is not over’: Lizzo, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington and more stars respond as Derek Chauvin is found guilty of ALL three charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death
- Celebrities including Lizzo, Whoopi Goldberg and Kerry Washington took to social media on Tuesday following George Floyd’s death verdict
- Derek Chauvin was found guilty of all three charges of murder and manslaughter and is now facing 75 years in prison
- The jury in the case reached its verdict after just 10 and a half hours of deliberation
- Seconds later, stars flooded social media with their reactions, including actors Chris Evans, Viola Davis, Zendaya and many more
- Meanwhile, cheers rose from the crowd gathering outside the courthouse and at the intersection of 38th and Chicago, now known as George Floyd Square.
Celebrities flooded social media on Tuesday when they responded to news that Derek Chauvin had been found guilty of all three charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death.
Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Chris Evans and Mariah Carey were just a few of the stars who first shared their views on Twitter, seconds after the Minneapolis jury delivered its verdict after just 10 and a half hours of deliberation.
Scandal actress Washington, 44, tweeted, ‘A guilty #verdict. But this fight for justice is not over yet. We have a lot of work to do. More battle awaits us. But please TAKE CARE of yourself NOW. And let’s take care of each other. Prayers and love for #GeorgeFloyd’s family. ‘
The View presenter Goldberg, 65, told her followers: “Guilty Guilty Guilty … Nobody wins … George Floyd is still gone … and finally someone was responsible … Derek Chauvin.” Goldberg’s Republican co-host Meghan McCain simply tweeted, “May justice heal our nation.”
Stars Respond: Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington and more stars respond while Derek Chauvin is found guilty of ALL three charges of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd’s death
Response: Actors Zendaya (left) and Viola Davis (right) took to Instagram to share images of the late George Floyd in response to Tuesday’s verdict
Chauvin, 45, has been found guilty of unintentional second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, and is now facing 75 years in prison.
While the verdict was being read, Chauvin watched silently in the Hennepin County courtroom, where jurors listened for three weeks to testimony about the day Floyd died under the weight of the 45-year-old police officer’s knee during an arrest on May 25, 2020.
Cheers rose from the crowd gathered outside the courthouse and below at the intersection of 38th and Chicago, now known as George Floyd Square.
Following celebrity responses, Barack Obama tweeted, “Today a jury did the right thing. But real justice requires much more. Michelle and I send our prayers to the Floyd family, and we stand behind all those who are committed to guaranteeing every American the full measure of justice that George and so many others have been denied. ‘
Emotional: Grammy winner Lizzo took to her Instagram account, holding back tears, saying she had ‘nothing to say but to feel everything’
Meanwhile, Oscar winner Viola Davis sparked comments on Instagram that posted a Floyd painting with the caption, ‘GUILTY !!!! As it should!! Now … rest in peace George Floyd. Rest. You and your family have been successful. ‘
In an emotional video posted to Instagram, Grammy winner Lizzo spoke directly to her 10.2 million followers, holding back tears.
She captioned the post: ‘Thank you to all the organizations that are committed to the protest and protection of black people. Twin cities that you have experienced so many times. Nothing to say but I love you. Rest in power George Floyd. ‘
Captain America actor Chris Evans tweeted, ‘Justice. Sending love to George Floyd’s family and friends. ‘
Response: Stars including Ellen DeGeneres, Mariah Carey and Ciara tweet just seconds after verdict was read
Activism: Scandal star Kerry Washington also shared this call to action on her Instagram page and also responded on Twitter
Speaking: Sharon Stone (left) and Megan Thee Stallion (right) shared their reactions to the verdict on Instagram
Justice: Zoe Kravitz joined celebrities flooding social media on Tuesday when they responded to news that Derek Chauvin was found guilty of George Floyd’s death