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Netflix, Hulu & More Support #BlackLivesMatter Amid George Floyd Protests + NFL Interestingly Speaks Out + Joe Biden Calls For Peace

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Several big brands are speaking out in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement as protests for George Floyd continue to sweep the nation. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and several other brands are showing support. More inside…

Tons of big brands are speaking out in solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement amid tense protests that are demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer.  It's interesting, as just a few years ago most brands and most of America wanted nothing to do with any #BlackLivesMatter affiliations.  Things have changed, likely due to incessant protests, pressure on companies who take black dollars and use black talent to sell their products, and more evidence of injustice that anyone with sense can't ignore.

Netflix, STARZ, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video posted messages on their social media accounts in support of the black community:

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To be silent is to be complicit," Netflix tweeted. "Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up."

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"Together we stand with the black community - colleagues, artists, writers, storytellers, producers, our viewers - and all allies in the fight against racism and injustice. #BLACKLIVESMATTER," Amazon Prime Video wrote on Instagram.


HBO and HBO Max changed their Twitter handles to #BlackLivesMatter along with posting messages of solidarity:

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TBS and TNT changed their Twitter handles also with the same message.

YouTube has pledged $1 million to support social injustice efforts:

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TikTok issued the following statement:



“At TikTok we deeply value the diverse voices among our users, creators, artists, partners, and employees. We stand with the Black community and are proud to provide a platform where #blacklivesmatter and #georgefloyd generate powerful and important views with over 1 billion views. We are committed to fostering a space where everyone is seen and heard.”

Of all companies to speak out during this time, the NFL had the nerve to address George Floyd's killing - the reason Colin Kaepernick initially took a knee. 

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Sports analyst Jemele Hill perfectly sums up our thoughts about the NFL addressing George Floyd's killing:




"The NFL tweeting about what happened with George Floyd is the equivalent of when the CIA recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday," she tweeted. "Loved him so much y’all helped to kill him. Get outta here with the bullsh*t."



Skincare company OLEHENRIKSEN released a statement:



Former Vice President and presidential hopeful Joe Biden is calling for peace amid the raging protests.

"These last few days have laid bare that we are a nation furious at injustice. Every person of conscience can understand the rawness of the trauma people of color experience in this country, from the daily indignities to the extreme violence, like the horrific killing of George Floyd," he said addressing the protests that have swept the nation.

"Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not. Violence that endangers lives is not. Violence that guts and shutters businesses that serve the community is not."

"And I also know that the only way to bear it is to turn all that anguish to purpose. So tonight, I ask all of America to join me — not in denying our pain or covering it over — but using it to compel our nation across this turbulent threshold into the next phase of progress, inclusion, and opportunity for our great democracy."

"We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us. We are a nation enraged, but we cannot allow our rage to consume us. We are a nation exhausted, but we will not allow our exhaustion to defeat us," he continued.

You can read his full statement here.

Biden also spoke with CNN's Don Lemon about the protests:



Forever President Barack Obama and forever First Lady Michelle Obama both released statements on George Floyd's killing:




And more celebs - Jill Scott, Waka Flocka, Fabolous, Ice-T & Jimmy Kimmel - are speaking out about the protests: 

















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