The horror of the murder of 17 year old Trayvon Martin coupled with the injustice of shooter George Zimmerman remaining free is more than most can bear.This incredibly promising young man gunned down by a racist “vigilante” for “looking suspicious is something we can’t tolerate. Thankfully hundreds of folks have taken to social media to demand justice for Trayvon’s family.
But our celebrities, the people we have elevated to fame for their talents & have brought entertainment to our lives are a special category. They have large followings & great influence with their fan base giving them the ability to raise awareness & spread the message on a monumental scale. They didn’t have to get involved but many more than 14 did and we owe a great debt of gratitude to those that so generously supported us in this cause, like we have done them
So to set the record straight here is a list some of the most prolific supporters the Daily Beast’s Article left out:
- Jackee Harry @JackeeHarry & Holly Robinson Peete @hollyrpeete were among the very first celebrities to publicize and spread the petition for Trayvon Martin
- Tichinia Arnold @TichinaArnold has been one of the staunchest advocates for Trayvon tweeting incessantly about the circumstances and vowing not to let this issue die
- Jill Scott @missjillscott , actress Elise Neal @TheRealNealE, R&B Artist Janelle Monae @JanelleMonae were early supporters that tweeted for Trayvon
- R&B Artist Raheem DeVaughn @Raheem_DeVaughn John Legend @JohnLegend & Tank @TheRealTank weighed in early & generously engaged with their followers
- Kerry Washington @kerrywashington Kyla Pratt @KylaPratt , mega star Cher @cher
- R&B Platimun Artists Monica @MonicaBrown & Keyshia Cole @keyshiacole
- Comedians Arsenio Hall @ArsenioOFFICIAL Sheryl Underwood @sherylunderwood and Bill Bellamy @BILLBELLAMY have all weighted in strong and often
- Sean Combs @iamdiddy even weighed from his busy mogul schedule, though I am not sure he tweeted the petition, but he got his base going!
I know I am missing some people & we appreciate every single tweeter celebrity and non celebrity. But while no celebrity owes us anything, those that truly have our backs in times of need like this are due a special debt of gratitude for giving back. I make a conscious effort to spend my money for those celebrities that give back. I think we all should try to. Thank you all for taking time out of your massive schedules to help get Justice for Trayvon. Please follow, thank and support them, they deserve it!
Editor’s note the “links” to the tweeter accts don’t work but they are the official acct names I don’t have time to go back now but please manually follow them anyway. Show ur support for those who support us back,pls!
Please add any additional celebs supporting #JusticeforTrayvon in the comments section so we know who supports us. Thank you
24 Mar 2012 1 Comment
Daily Beast “13 Most Inspiring Celebrities Tweets for Trayvon” Is Woefully Incomplete