Dopo l’uccisione del quarantaseienne afroamericano George Floyd, avventa il 25 maggio a Minneapolis per mano dall’agente Derek Chauvin e le conseguenti proteste che si sono diffuse in tutti gli Stati Uniti, molti musicisti hanno espresso il loro cordoglio per l’uomo defunto e condannato il gravissimo gesto del poliziotto. In vari casi ci sono state reazioni negative anche ai commenti del presidente Donald Trump, il quale ha accusato i media di aver fomentato odio e anarchia e aver diffuso, a suo dire, fake news:
The Lamestream Media is doing everything within their power to foment hatred and anarchy. As long as everybody understands what they are doing, that they are FAKE NEWS and truly bad people with a sick agenda, we can easily work through them to GREATNESS!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020
Lamestream media ISN’T doing everything within their power 2 foment hatred n’ anarchy, that’s U! As long as we get what Ur doing, that Ur FAKE NEWS n’ a truly bad, repulsive excuse 4 a person w/a sick agenda, we can work past U w/whatever it takes 2 a better, stronger future!!
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) June 1, 2020
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Run Donny run into your bunker. You may be the first US President to do so out of fear of your own citizens. A real leader would address the nation properly and a real man would go face the protestors on the streets in person. But like other corrupt undemocratic leaders in the past, you’ve realized they are not your people as you are not really our President. These protests are not just over race but over institutional injustices beginning with the slave era electoral college that put you in power, K Street lobbying firms, superdelegates of a two party duopolistic Neo-liberal corporatocracy whose day has come. You make antifa a terrorist organization but not the KKK? The lessons of the 2018 peaceful successful revolution in Armenia can be applied in the US and elsewhere in the world. Coordinate online and block every street everywhere and force the regime to resign. The time has come. Your time has come @realdonaldtrump
We have to be better. pic.twitter.com/viGWdG7dmo
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 28, 2020
WHITE SILENCE IS VIOLENCE!
Watch this video! The Police, & those they serve, would rather jack up the violence & burn down the town, than be held accountable under the law.
How about, Murder in the first degree, life for killer…
How about actual real law?
— Roger Waters (@rogerwaters) May 31, 2020
No kidding https://t.co/dt5aB6YOjC
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 31, 2020
Several roads have brought us to this point. Only one road is going to lead us out of here. We HAVE to take the road together. Fight injustice. Fight racism. Fight oppression.
— Corey Taylor (@CoreyTaylorRock) June 1, 2020
SOLIDARITY: CHICAGO STYLE pic.twitter.com/a9T892o3Kx
— Rise Against (@riseagainst) May 30, 2020
Hey, Beloveds…I can’t dig into the light hearted stuff tonight…I’m sure you’ve seen or heard of the riots throughout the US…truly dark, tragic days…I send our love to you & yours, wherever you are & we’ve wish you well in all things…XXX
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) May 31, 2020
I am angry, horrified, ashamed and have been trying to put my thoughts into words all day. Evil abuses of power and…
(art by Natalie Bui) pic.twitter.com/XTZbcW88m6
— Green Day (@GreenDay) May 30, 2020
It’s time to rename this country to the DSA…the Divided States Of America. Truly sad… 😞 https://t.co/ybkzAEi9ZC
— Mike Portnoy 🤘 (@MikePortnoy) May 31, 2020
This display of ignorance is astounding, yet woefully unsurprising. I have no words. Racism is unbelievable, in the truest sense of the word. We cant let those who use this for personal gain break our spirits. Create. Breathe. To not let it break us is a rebellious act in itself.
— Devin Townsend (@dvntownsend) May 31, 2020
If you ask me.. All I want is JUSTICE. Some fair treatment and some Respect for people.. Is that possible??? Right now, people are enraged. We’ll see how this plays out.. But you were warned, many times.. 👊🏽
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 31, 2020
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These are MY opinions. They in NO WAY reflect the opinions of my band(s), my fans, my friends or my family. These are mine. #cantbequietforever #wethepeople #liftmeup #littlebitoff #proudtobe #angerisagift #ifusedproperly #voiceofthevoiceless #brightersideofgrey #phoenixrising #wereinthisshittogether #loveandrespect #powerandgrace #bewell #loveyoumom
It seems so trivial to post band stuff right now. In the middle of a deadly pandemic and the biggest economic downturn…
Le case discografiche Sony Music, Warner Records, Atlantic Records, Universal, Interscope Geffen e Columbia hanno addirittura annunciato una giornata di “blackout” per Martedì 2 giugno:
— Atlantic Records (@AtlanticRecords) May 30, 2020