Celebs Are Sharing Their Financial Donations To The Black Lives Matter Movement And Encouraging Fans To Do The Same

    Stars are donating to legal defence funds and bail funds across the United States.

    Celebrities are sharing their donations in aid of legal defence funds, bail funds, and the Black Lives Matter movement after days of protests following the death of George Floyd at the hands of white police officers.

    This weekend, many celebrities — including Ariana Grande, Halsey, and Tinashe — participated in the protests happening across the United States...

    While others used their platform to encourage people to donate to organisations aiding the movement. In a tweet, Chrissy Teigen said she was "committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country".

    Her husband John Legend specified on Sunday that the couple were donating to Movement 4 Black Lives, the National Lawyers Guild, and The Bail Project.

    Americans have the first amendment right to peacefully protest oppression and injustice. Chrissy and I will be donating to these 3 organizations which are organizing, supporting and defending those marching for justice: @Mvmnt4BlkLives @nlgnews @bailproject https://t.co/whxOPQQuTu

    "Some of you think that supporting a bailout fund means we're supporting people who intentionally harm people or destroy property because 'Why would the police arrest and jail peaceful protestors?'" he said in a tweet. "Excellent question. Perhaps you should ask the police because THEY DO IT ALL THE TIME."

    In addition to attending the protests and documenting her experience on social media, Halsey revealed that she had donated $100,000 to several organisations.

    Please look at this thread. My initial contributions are $100,000 to the various organizations I have included. I encourage you and my peers to contribute whatever you can. Every amount counts!!!!! https://t.co/8GqkM50viT

    While Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively posted a joint statement on Instagram, announcing they had donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

    Other celebs, like Harry Styles, also said they were donating to help post bail for arrested protestors, and encouraged his fans to do the same.

    And Colin Kaepernick announced his organisation, Know Your Rights Camp, had set up a legal defence fund, encouraging people to donate.

    In fighting for liberation there‘s always retaliation. We must protect our Freedom Fighters. We started a legal defense initiative to give legal representation to Freedom Fighters in Minneapolis paid for by @yourrightscamp For representation or to donate https://t.co/q0pzAObCiG

    Meanwhile, rapper Noname announced she had donated $1000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund — which helps pay bail for low-income individuals in George Floyd's home state — and encouraged fellow celebs to match her contribution.

    Just gave $1000 to @MNFreedomFund. Celebrity accounts that follow me... match 🤝 https://t.co/qMW7GnTpJs

    Among those who matched her donation were Janelle Monáe, CupcakKe, Jameela Jamil, Kehlani, Cynthia Nixon, and many more.

    Just matched you . 🤜🏾🤛🏾 https://t.co/lp0ZtdRvTX

    Matched. Celebrity accounts that follow me please match and pass it on. https://t.co/riSf40ehhr

    Matched. ❤️ https://t.co/uraydSIj8u