Fans have been left furious with Justin Timberlake - yet again - after his "ignorant and dangerous" post about George Floyd.
Keep scrolling to see what he had to say...
Justin Timberlake has yet again caused controversy...And this time, it is because of his "ignorant" post about George Floyd's death. But firstly, let's start from the beginning...
It all happened on Monday last week...Passers-by in Minneapolis witnessed and filmed 2 police officers "arresting" George Floyd for an assumed forgery incident.
Police found George matching a suspect's description in his car.Even though he didn't resist arrest, one of the officers got him on the ground and pinned him there by pressing their knee into his neck.
This position was clearly very painful for him..."Please, please, I can't breathe," George can be heard begging in harrowing footage as the officers remain standing.
George's nose began to bleed..."My stomach hurts. My neck hurts. Everything hurts," he moans as passers-by begin to gather and repeatedly tell the officer to stop leaning on him.
Multiple witnesses are arguing with the officers when he starts to lose consciousness..."He's not f****** moving!" one witness shouts as another says, "Get the f*** off him, he isn't moving!" One of the officers responds with, "This is why you don't do drugs, kids."
After around 4 minutes of the officer kneeling on him, George is completely unresponsive.An ambulance arrives, the paramedics check his pulse and move his body onto a stretcher - he was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
George was only forty-six-years-old...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
The police officers involved have shown absolutely no emotion, regret, or urgency...And a huge amount of backlash has hit the headlines.
Four officers involved have been fired.And Derek Chauvin, who was the officer responsible for George's death, has been arrested for murder.
The haunting footage of George's death has been circulating online...
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
People all around the world have been left furious over George's unjustified death.
It’s really hard to tweet about this shit bc we have to use our voices but I also don’t want to minimize the depth… https://t.co/FbH2y78hm8— Kiana Ledé (@Kiana Ledé)1590567945.0
When will this violence stop?And when our country acknowledge the huge problem we have with racism?
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey addressed the incident in a press conference on Tuesday morning, referring to events in the video as "wrong at every level."
@AttorneyCrump Something is wrong with white cops,they just murder black men like it's hunting season.— Blessed24/7 (@Blessed24/7)1590503025.0
"Being black in America should not be a death sentence. For 5 minutes we watched as a white officer pressed his knee to the neck of a black man. For 5 minutes," he said.
"When you hear someone calling for help, you are supposed to help. This officer failed in the most basic human sense. What happened on Chicago and 38th, this last night, is simply awful."
Protests have been held in George's memory all around the country...We have never before seen anything escalate the way in which these protests have.
The protests started on Wednesday last week...With the permission of the mayor, who allowed them to go out, thousands upon thousands of protesters took to the streets of Minneapolis on Wednesday to express their hurt and their anger at the injustice.
But things very quickly turned violent in many different states.As thousands of people took to the streets across the country, the police force became involved when shops started getting looted and police cars were being attacked.
Police officers in riot gear pelted the crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets...
“Rare Footage” . Protest #Video From #Minneapolis against the killing of #GeorgeFloyd .… https://t.co/k6PH0Bi97p— The Voice Of Liberty® (@The Voice Of Liberty®)1590581647.0
Our country's problem with police brutality has well and truly been outlined in the last few days...
Photos: Angry protests blaze across America https://t.co/NfYEMEDMiZ📸 @Lucas_Jackson_ @tombrennerphoto… https://t.co/KHopdyWJAv— NBC News Pictures (@NBC News Pictures)1590872599.0
Celebrities have been using their fame to speak out about the #blacklivesmatter campaign...Billie Eilish, LeBron James, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and many more.
Fans have been praising the rich and famous for using their platforms to try and make a difference...But, of course, the one person who hasn't been praised is Justin Timberlake.
It seems that the singer just can't catch a break...
Justin Timberlake turned off the comments for his IG post about Ahmaud... https://t.co/GkO7EbmuLQ— wynter mitchell rohrbaugh (@wynter mitchell rohrbaugh)1588958176.0
Fans weren't impressed by a white man deciding to close his comments...Even though Justin was trying to touch on the subject of #blacklivesmatter.
And now, Justin has been slammed yet again following his post about George Floyd.
Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protestors by donating to the @mnfreedomfund. The freedom fund is comb… https://t.co/Lze73HXiJc— Justin Timberlake (@Justin Timberlake)1590876363.0
Seems harmless enough, right?
@jtimberlake @MNFreedomFund You’re funding rioters.— Cerno (@Cerno)1590900285.0
Many feel that Justin's offer is disrespectful...And that he is basically offering to pay for those who have destroyed communities through the protests.
Sadly, there have been many people taking things too far during these protests...And fans believe that Justin's message is going to encourage the violent rioters to continue unnecessarily destroying communities and local businesses that don't deserve this kind of treatment... at all.
Many have pointed out that Justin is funding "the wrong side of things."
The idiots like @Sethrogen and Justin Timberlake are funding the wrong side of things. Why? This is one many victi… https://t.co/OYnb7BE4qa— :Curious-Astronaut: (@:Curious-Astronaut:)1590929428.0
Many have called for Justin to support those affected by the protests and rioters...
Hey @jtimberlake these are the people you should be helping. Their communities completely disrupted and damaged by… https://t.co/DINF9wpfNx— Kaya Jones (@Kaya Jones)1590939934.0
But Justin had his fair share of supporters...
Some people are really mad at Justin Timberlake for bailing out protesters https://t.co/i3RP5v8aAM— Shamar English (@Shamar English)1590937922.0
Not all of the protestors behind bars are there for violence...
Justin Timberlake said “please donate” and conservative white people are furious, flabbergasted, and appalled https://t.co/KtNEg5SrjQ— ℝ𝕀ℙ𝔽ℝ𝔼𝔻𝕆ℝ𝕀ℙ𝕄𝔸ℂRIPKOBERIPPOPSMOKERIPmfdoom (@ℝ𝕀ℙ𝔽ℝ𝔼𝔻𝕆ℝ𝕀ℙ𝕄𝔸ℂRIPKOBERIPPOPSMOKERIPmfdoom)1590936922.0