Selena Gomez joined the rising swell of voices calling for justice for Breonna Taylor on Friday (June 5) -- which would have been the Louisville, Kentucky, native's 27th birthday.
Taylor's name has become a familiar refrain during the nearly two weeks of protests in every U.S. state against police brutality and the police-involved killings of black and brown men and women, including the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis after a now-fired officer held a knee to Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes.
"Breonna Taylor would’ve been 27 years old today. The same age I am. But she was shot 8 times," Gomez wrote, encouraging her followers to sign a petition urging officials to immediately file charges against the arresting officers and pay wrongful death damages to Taylor's family.