YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted July 20th 2020
John Boyega drew the attention of online users globally after sharing an emotional video in support of Black Lives Matter. Apart from saying he hates racism, the Star News actor begged his fans and followers to delete him if they were racists or justified the brutal killing of George Floyd by police officers.
As soon as the video surfaced online, the British actor began trending on social media, the post drawing mixed reactions from fans. While some people voiced their support through his platform, others went online to criticize him for his comments.
As Black Lives Matter protests continued to spread throughout the world, John Boyega came out to express his grief over the brutal killing of fellow blacks. It was at Hyde Park in London that he delivered the emotional speech.
In the video, John Boyega explains that blacks are important, and they should also be valued like the rest. Despite being subjected to racial injustice most of the time, black people have always worked hard to make their dreams come true, according to the actor. He feels Floyd could have achieved more had he not been killed by the cruel officers.
“We have always been important. We have always meant something. We have always succeeded regardless. And now is the time. I ain’t waiting…We are a physical representation of our support for George Floyd. We are a physical representation of our support for Sandra Bland. We are a physical representation of our support for Trayvon Martin. We are a physical representation of our support for Stephen Lawrence,” John Boyega said.
“I’m speaking to you from my heart. Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*ck that,” he tearfully added. “Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process. We don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved, we don’t know what Sandra Bland could have achieved, but today we’re going to make sure that won’t be an alien thought to our young ones.”
When Boyega’s speech surfaced online, Jordan Peele assured him that his career wouldn’t be affected in any way.
“We got you, John,” Jordan said on a Tweet.