Nick Cannon Joins the Minneapolis Protests
Amidst all the chaos that has already happened this year, protests have broken out all over the country to fight for justice for George Floyd. Nick Cannon, a fellow Lupus Warrior, has joined the front lines of the Minneapolis protests
Nick Cannon is a well known actor, rapper, radio host, and television host. He has also been recognized as an advocate for social justice and equality, and has been very vocal about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
"People were like, 'We're tired of you guys saying Black Lives Matter,'" said Cannon. "I'm tired of having to say it. I don't want to sit back and debate statistics and how many people are killed. Killing is just wrong in general. Life is a life. This nation is hurt. It's broken and we've got to fix it. It takes all of us to do it."
Joining the Minneapolis Protests
The protests across the nation have been triggered by the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, which was caught on camera. Floyd was unarmed, not arrested for a violent crime, and yet Chauvin kneeled on his neck for over 8 minutes. Floyd begged the officer to allow him to breathe, but Chauvin continued cutting off his air flow.
Cannon shared a photo of himself at the protests, holding a photo of Floyd that reads, "Justice for Floyd".
Cannon's participation in the movement has gone viral on Twitter. People are admiring him for stepping up, and have been mentioning the fact that he has Lupus. He has been acknowledged for speaking up and protesting even though his Lupus puts him at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.
"This man has lupus which puts him at a higher risk of getting Corona and he still out here showing his face in ongoing protest while these other celebrities sitting around," a user tweeted.
Nick Cannon is doing his part and leading by example. He is a role model for the black community, as well as the lupus community.
Twitter Praises Nick Cannon for Joining Minneapolis Protests. Showbiz Cheat Sheet. 2020.