Pop Stars Were Too Quiet During the Ferguson Protests — What’s Changed in the Years Since?

Since the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minnesota, the national protests against police brutality have been recognized and encouraged by the biggest stars in modern music, across racial divides and demographics. Along with Eilish, artists ranging from Harry Styles to Madonna to Kanye West to Halsey have taken to the streets to demand reform; Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, BTS and Doja Cat have been among the stars donating hefty sums to justice funds and racial equality organizations; and Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Lorde, Selena Gomez and several other household names have publicly spoken about the desperate need for systemic change…

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