After fatal shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Charlotte, North Carolina, Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae and the multi-talented Zendaya took to Twitter to express their unease and intolerance for such situations, namely speaking to the two most recent lives lost at the hands of police: Terence Crutcher and Keith Lamont Scott.
Lecrae tweeted a news article from BBC on Monday and added a thought of his own: “We weren’t made to become hashtags,” before hashtagging #TerenceCrutcher — making a statement about the regularity and normalcy of how a life lost becomes a trending topic.
— Lecrae (@lecrae) September 19, 2016
Additionally, he tweeted: “Take a knee…people riot. Take a bullet…people quiet,” which has been liked over 65 thousand times.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Zendaya wrote on her Twitter account, “Hands up…DO NOT SHOOT!” She has since retweeted Shaun King (senior justice writer for NY Daily News) as well as a tweet from Patrisse Cullors (founder of Power Dignity and co-founder of Black Lives Matter), which was originally retweeted by Scandal star Kerry Washington.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 17, 2016
AMEN. —- https://t.co/ktWFXOwdUG
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) September 21, 2016
Lecrae and Zendaya are far from the only celebrities commenting on both losses, as other prominent figures from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Hillary Clinton — who denoted the tweet came from her personally as she signed it with an “H” — have used Twitter as a platform to express condolences as well.
Keith Lamont Scott.
Never coming home.
Black lives matter.
God help us, Black lives matter.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 21, 2016
Keith Lamont Scott. Terence Crutcher. Too many others. This has got to end. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 21, 2016