Celebs and Execs Pause The Entertainment Industry For #BlackOutTuesday

The same industry we love so much and enjoy being a part of day to day is the same one taking a moment to reflect on what actions should be taken in the near future to help out the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Two entertainment execs, Jamila Thomas and Brianna Agyemang, created #BlackOutTuesday as a way to disrupt what we all nonchalantly do daily – "business as usual." They posted their thoughts to social media:

But social media users discovered that by tagging #BlackLivesMatter to the #BlackOutTuesday posts it's really just silencing the voices and flooding the feeds with black screens, the feeds being a place where many go to looking for the latest info and news. The official account for the movement, #TheShowMustBePaused, explained further how to go about participating in the blackout properly:

All morning we've seen many people and companies showing solidarity including high-profile celebs like Rihanna, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Aniston, Cardi B, and Katy Perry, as well as VH1 and Live Nation. Throughout the day we're sure to see many more chime in and take part in the blackout:

To help out the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and/or Ahmaud Arbery, simply click on their names. #BlackLivesMatter always.

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