13 July 2020 06:30
Justin Bieber is taking his ongoing support for Black Lives Matter very seriously and has vowed to support his "brothers and sisters". The 26-year-old took to Instagram to reinforce his solidarity with the BLM movement and raise the question of what is happening with the police who were involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor. His support came with two posts shared within the same hour on Sunday, July 12. The first was a plain white picture with Taylor's name in a bolded red font. "Wtf going on?
I need updates," he opened his caption alongside the picture. "How are these police officers not arrested. She was innocently shot and killed in her own home by police. I'm not going to forget (sic)," Bieber said. "Seriously," a fan replied. The second post was an earnest message from the pop singer, saying, "I will never stop fighting for my brothers and sisters" which was followed by a capitalized "BLACK LIVES MATTER." Fans responded in appreciation, "My man" and "Thank you @justinbieber". This isn't the first time Bieber has vocalized his support for Taylor or the Black Lives Matter movement. Last month, Bieber urged his 141 million followers on Instagram to donate to Taylor's family and sign a petition to celebrate her 27th birthday. He shared a throwback photo of Taylor and described how to celebrate her birthday. Bieber has also revealed in the same month how Black culture has benefitted his career. "I am inspired by Black culture. I have benefited off of Black culture. My style, how I sing, dance, perform and my fashion have all been influenced and inspired by Black culture," the artiste said. "I am committed to using my platform from this day forward to learn, to speak up about racial injustice and systemic oppression, and to identify ways to be a part of much needed change," he added. The latest update of the Taylor case is that Mayor Greg Fischer has denied a request on July 12 from the Metro Council which asked him to turn over all documents related to the case. Fischer detailed his reasoning for the denial in a letter sent to council members. "While I take your requests in good faith, I must misunderstand your request for the release of all documents that relate to the Breonna Taylor case, given the fact that your request would include the investigative materials currently being reviewed by the FBI, the Department of Justice and the attorney general for potential criminal prosecution." Last week, the Metro Council had said that if Fischer didn't release all documents from the case, including recent allegations that her death was tied to gentrification, there would be "clear and decisive action by the Metro Council." If you have a news scoop or an interesting story for us, please reach out at (323) 421-7514