Zayn Malik posted an impassioned note on Tuesday (June 2) about the impact of the national protests in the wake of George Floyd’s killing at the hands of Minneapolis police last week, writing that he is “deeply saddened by every act of discrimination and can not stay silent.”
The 27-year-old singer said that “what is happening right now is exactly what happens when you leave a wound untreated and act obliviously in its constant presence,” adding, “this uprising has escalated due to the racism, ignorance, and arrogance that burdens America and the World.”
Malik joins an ever-increasing list of artists who’ve spoken out about the brutality that has led to incidents such as the one that resulted in Floyd dying in police custody after a white Minneapolis officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes as the unarmed Floyd begged for his life and repeatedly plead that he could not breathe.
The singer’s bio links to a Black Lives Matter page with resources for donating as well as a map of protest.
Check out Malik’s post below.
— zayn (@zaynmalik) June 2, 2020