The death of the African-American man that accelerated off the worldwide #BlackLivesMatter movement, had people rejoicing over the news of the conviction on charges on all three counts – second degree murder, third degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. Chauvin went on trial for pinning Floyd to the pavement with his knee for more than nine minutes that lead to his death.
Celebrities who had lent their support to the movement and stood in solidarity with citizen against racial injustice, took to social media in large numbers to hail the verdict. Celebrities including ‘Avengers’ star Chris Evans, Oscar-winners Viola Davis and Lupita Nyong’o, singers Mariah Carey, Cardi B, Katy Perry, Ciara talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, television stars Kerry Washington, Lili Reinhart, Sophia Bush and many others celebrated the verdict as a step toward accountability while cautioning that much work remains to be done.
Here’s how Hollywood stars reacted:
Justice. Sending love to George Floyd’s family and friends.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) 1618953065000
A guilty #verdict. But this fight for justice is not over. We have a lot of work to do. There is more fight ahead o… https://t.co/ADUUvIPVzE
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) 1618953555000
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 1618952870000
— Lupita Nyong’o (@Lupita_Nyongo) 1618954339000
Guilty on all counts. Accountability, finally.But justice will take far more work, and far greater change.Praye… https://t.co/BIWV9zzo3w
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) 1618953112000
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) 1618953057000
This verdict is just the first step in a long line of injustice against the Black community, often with no conseque… https://t.co/3MVV9SHKXV
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) 1618955088000
Guilty on all charges. I am holding back tears on set. this is so incredible and I pray a step in the right dire… https://t.co/SmBsbEz6Jy
— Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) 1618953565000
rest in JUSTICE George Floyd ♥️
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 1618953248000
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) 1618953076000
Thank you Jesus! I’m in tears. May your legacy live on forever #GeorgeFloyd. ❤️
— Ciara (@ciara) 1618953155000