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Vegan Celebrities Showing Up To Fight For Racial Equality

by | August 6, 2020

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

Nathalie Emmanuel at Game of Thrones Event
Emmanuel is best known for her role in “Game of Thrones” (Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com)

Nathalie Emmanuel

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.

Lizzo performing in Amsterdam
Lizzo recently announced her shift to a vegan diet (Ben Houdijk/Shutterstock.com)

Lizzo 

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.

Ariana Grande at 2016 American Music Awards
Grande has an Instagram following of nearly 200 milllion (Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com)

Ariana Grande

In addition to the efforts she’s made to fight for racial equality online, Ariana Grande has been showing up to peaceful protests in California.

Lewis Hamilton at the 2018 Grand Prix of Italy
Hamilton is a longtime social justice advocate (Cristiano Barni/Shutterstock.com)

Lewis Hamilton 

British F1 pro Lewis Hamilton has been a particularly vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter.

In fact, he attended protests in Hyde Park and says he is working to make Formula 1 a more “diverse and inclusive sport.” The star athlete has also taken his advocacy to a number of sporting events.

Madelaine Petsch at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Petsch has shared her own journey with anti-racist activity on Instagram (Joe Seer/Shutterstock.com)

Madelaine Petsch

Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch shared a video on Instagram of a protest she attended, asking followers to be “seekers of justice” in the caption.

“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.

Ellen Page at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
Page also speaks out for LGBTQ+ equality (BAKOUNINE/Shutterstock.com)

Ellen Page

Ellen Page showed up for peaceful protests in New York City and has continued to post information about ongoing protests in New York.

Page has also posted resources, including a link to Black Visions Collective.

Billie Eilish at a 2019 performance in Barcelona
Eilish has been characteristically direct in her messaging (Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock.com)

Billie Eilish 

In May, Billie Eilish wrote a scathing response to the All Lives Matter movement and was later spotted marching and kneeling at a Black Lives Matter protest in Los Angeles.

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

vegan celebrity mya
Musician MYA is very active in the plant-based sphere (DFree/Shutterstock.com)

MYA

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.”

Miley Cyrus at the "Isn't It Romantic" World Premiere at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in 2019
Cyrus is active in multiple areas of social justice (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is fighting for change online, where she is posting resources both on her feed and in her story highlights.

Natalie Portman at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival
Portman has been consistently vocal via Instagram (Denis Makarenko/Shutterstock.com)

Natalie Portman

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.

Kyrie Irving on the phone
Irving is a basketball pro and loud-and-proud racial justice advocate (Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock.com)

Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets basketball player Kyrie Irving is calling for justice online, where he has posted about many Black lives that have been lost.

“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,

Sadie Sink at the "Stranger Things" Season 3 World Premiere in 2019
A vocal Sink is best known for her role in “Stranger Things” (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Sadie Sink

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.”

SIA at the "An Evening with Women"  Benefit Event in 2015
SIA put her money where her mouth is (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

SIA

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.”

Ruby Rose at the "The Meg" US Premiere in 2018
Rose has asked her followers to take initiative (DFree/Shutterstock.com)

Ruby Rose

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.”

Mayim Bialik at the Emmys Nominee Reception in 2013
Bialik is a longtime advocate for social justice (Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Mayim Bialik

The Big Bang Theory actor and holder of a PhD in neuroscience Mayim Bialik has written about police violence against Black people on her website and has been posting resources on social media.

Kate Mara attends Dawn 40th anniversary of wildlife rescue initiatives in 2018
Mara has chosen Instagram to advocate for change (Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com)

Kate Mara

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 at an LA premiere in 2013
Silverstone is sharing some of her favorite creators (Ga Fullner/Shutterstock.com)

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone, famous for her role in Clueless, shared some of her favorite Black vegan chefs with her followers on Juneteenth. 

Jessica Chastain at the 2019 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' Presentation
Chastain has been active on Twitter (Tinseltown/Shutterstock.com)

Jessica Chastain

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.

Erykah Badu at the 2016 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS one of many vegan celebrities
Badu has raised concerns around virtue signaling (Jamie Lamor Thompson/Shutterstock.com)

Erykah Badu 

Singer-songwriter Erykah Badu called out virtue signalers in a recent Instagram post.

“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.

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