It’s apparent that some of our favorite entertainers have opted to keep their mouths shut about this current political movement.
Reporter Don Lemon recently stirred the pot when he called out celebrities, by name, who he believed should have used their platforms to condemn police brutality and injustice.
Even so, there are plenty of others who remain silent, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed—especially by Russ.
The rapper-singer has taken to social media not only to raise awareness about Black Lives Matter but to put his money where his mouth is.
“Some artists are scared to lose their fanbase meanwhile black people are scared to lose their LIFE everyday,” Russ wrote. Then, he shared a 2017 photo of himself wearing a t-shirt that reads: “If you want to change the system, speak up White silence is the problem.” Russ decided to sell the shirt and give all proceeds to Black Lives Matter.
At the time of this publication, Russ has raised over $250K for the cause, and now he has his eyes set on $1 million.
We’ll have to wait and see if he’ll be able to reach his goal, but for being just a few hours, this has been quite the accomplishment.
Quarter of a million dollars raised for Black Lives Matter off of 1 t shirt ‼️‼️‼️
The goal is 1,000,000
Hoodies next??? pic.twitter.com/IdzB3L5d5a
— RUSS (@russdiemon) June 2, 2020
Speak up pic.twitter.com/6uktpk9XKR
— RUSS (@russdiemon) September 17, 2017