Celebrities including Lady Gaga and Beyoncé have thrown their support behind protestors, and encouraged the public to sign a petition to demand justice for Floyd. Chrissy Teigen is also showing her support by pledging money to bail out protestors who get arrested.
The Cravings author initially tweeted, "In celebration of whatever the fuck maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country". Following some widespread harassment, Teigen then doubled down on her original pledge and tweeted, "Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000."
In celebration of whatever the fuck maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000 https://t.co/axuJnazJkU— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
Despite receiving intense criticism from Trump supporters, the model refused to back down. "Timeline a maga shit show. Oh fuckin well," she wrote, and began retweeting offensive posts from critics ('maga' stands for 'Make America Great Again' - a campaign slogan popularised by Donald Trump and his supporters). She added: "Stay out of my mentions and I won’t respond. I don’t name search so feel free to talk about me in that way. You’re mad because your time is fucking up, people are tired of your racist asses and people are mad as shit. I’d be scared too."
Anyhow fuck trump and keep going. be safe, stay hydrated, wear your mask and again, fuck Donald Trump.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 31, 2020
As noted by People, a large group of celebrities have already donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit organisation that helps people meet bail if they can't afford it. So far, Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Jameela Jamil, Kehlani, Janelle Monáe, and Don Cheadle have all pledged money to the fund.
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