Vegan Celebrities Showing Up To Fight For Racial Equality
After the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmuad Arberry, and far too many other Black individuals, moves for racial equality are gaining attention online and off. Massive protests are happening across the United States and the world, and social media activism has skyrocketed.
Many vegan celebrities have chosen to use their voices and their platforms to get involved, in-person or otherwise. A list of those people follow.
Vegan Celebrities Actually Showing Up At Racial Justice Protests
Game of Thrones actor Nathalie Emmanuel showed up for protests in Hyde Park and said on Instagram that she “cried grown woman tears” as she “screamed the names #GeorgeFloyd and #BreonnaTaylor…. and for every other name brutalised and murdered by police in the US…. and in UK….”
Nathalie is also fighting for justice online by sharing resources and information with her followers.
New vegan Lizzo has been hitting the streets for peaceful protests in Los Angeles.
The music industry superstar is also using her online platforms to advocate for Black lives and has been vocal on Instagram about the need for change.
British F1 pro Lewis Hamilton has been a particularly vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter.
“I cannot describe how powerful and emotional it was to be surrounded by thousands of people, united by a cause,” she wrote.
In her Instagram bio, she also shared Resources for Accountability and Actions for Black Lives.
Page has also posted resources, including a link to Black Visions Collective.
She has also made a post to commemorate Breonna Taylor on what would have been her 27th birthday.
“we will will not forget about you mama,” she wrote.
Vegan Celebrities Advocating For Equality Online
Grammy award winning entertainer MYA has been calling for change online, writing, “Millions of protesters both nationally & globally are speaking out against anti-black racism & police violence. But we still have a lot of work to do, and we can’t let up.”
“So let’s keep going & continue to fight for what’s right… human rights, and our Phenomenally Black community until there’s full accountability, justice, proper police reform, equality and reparations served.”
Actor Natalie Portman is using her Instagram to fight for racial equality and educate herself and her followers.
She posted in support of defunding the police, writing “when I first heard #defundthepolice, I have to admit my first reaction was fear. My whole life, police have made me feel safe. But that’s exactly the center of my white privilege: the police make me as a white woman feel safe, while my black friends, family and neighbors feel the opposite: police make them feel terror.”
Portman has also been using her platform to amplify Black voices and posting resources.
“They Can’t stop us when we are together and truly understand our Power as a collective. Our Native Indigenous Black Spirits, Our Native Indigenous Black Minds, Our Native Indigenous Black Bodies deserve to be treated with more Respect, Understanding, and Love,” he wrote,
Stranger Things actor Sadie Sink is fighting for change online and posting resources for her followers.
In a post listing organizations to support, Sink wrote that “every signature, phone call, and donation makes a difference. Keep fighting. Keep educating yourself. Keep finding ways to help. To those protesting across the country, I stand with you. Please stay safe.”
Singer SIA posted about a $100,000 donation that she made to organizations supporting Black lives, as well as other resources, writing, “America’s criminal justice system is broken & it cannot be ignored.”
On Juneteenth, actor Ruby Rose posted educational materials to Instagram, with a caption. encouraging her followers to get active.
“I urge everyone to keep learning and diving deeper into educating ourselves than just the bare minimum or just social media,” she wrote.
“Hopefully this post and others push you to want to know more, so that we can be powerful allies and continue to amplify voices that need to be heard. We are way more powerful with knowledge and it’s no one’s responsibility to make sure we educate ourselves .. it’s our duty.”
Actor and producer Kate Mara is using her voice on Instagram to show up in the fight for racial equality.
Mara is elevating Black voices on social media and advocating for change.
Alicia Silverstone, famous for her role in Clueless, shared some of her favorite Black vegan chefs with her followers on Juneteenth.
After a heated exchange on Twitter about violent versus nonviolent protesting, actor Jessica Chastain said she took some time to listen and learn more about the Black Lives Matter movement and then later called for transformative change.
She has continued to post resources and is advocating for 8 Can’t Wait, a campaign to bring immediate change to police departments.
“There are artists who have a true passion for THE WORK,” she wrote.
“There are others who pretend to be activists for credibility. There are artists-activists who you will NEVER see on social media at all OR those who ARE on social platforms that do not have the NEED to be seen as activists, yet do THE WORK. The talk of KILLING will stop when KILLING stops just as the talk of LIBERATION will stop when there is no longer a need.”
Which vegan celebrities do you see speaking out? Let us know in the comments below.