As protests across the country rage on, it seems as though many celebrities are backing the protestors fighting for their rights. But as fans sieve through lots of "problematic" TV shows involving the police, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has found itself in the firing line even after they made a good donation to the cause. But things may be easier said than done with this one.
Keep scrolling to see why...
We've been hearing about it all month... But do you truly understand what's going on?
via: Getty ImagesThe biggest civil rights movement is taking place in our country right now with all fifty states being involved in protests.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.
via: GettyOn Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint, that's how this all started.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...
via: TwitterAnd, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
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
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...
via: GettyBut George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...
via: GettyAnd they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
Everyone is talking about it.
I love seeing my instagram timeline. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/M5fv9Rm5RT— Coral (@Coral)1591104295.0
And, of course, an array of celebrities have been jumping on board to show their support.Ice Cube, have been speaking out against racism and injustice in, not only this country, but the rest of the world.
These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues black men and women face every day...
We need change.
via: Getty ImagesBecause black people have previously been forced to stay silent on the unlawful killings taking place by authoritative figures, they have decided to become more vocal and take action.
But after the introduction of the police force and the National Guard, clashes between both sides have caused a lot of chaos.
via: Getty ImagesSome people used this incident as a means of personal gain, so they could damage property and steal things that did not belong to them. The term "looting" has been spreading like wildfire across the nation.
But what we must remember is that this is a result of years of pent up frustration at a system that does not respect black lives.
via: Getty ImagesIt's not about "all police officers" or "all lives", it's about the system on which our society was built on and that's what needs to be reformed.
However, it is also difficult for people that have been caught in the crossfire...
via: Getty ImagesSuch as business owners and journalists who have been unfairly targeted by both people that are only out to cause havoc and uncivilized members of the police force.
This is why celebrities and other famous faces are donating money to help out.
via: Getty ImagesComedy TV series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, who has previously been called out for their unrealistic portrayal of the police department, have gotten involved after pressure from fans.
They donated a substantial $100,000 to protestors.
#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd https://t.co/mwCLtdpW0p https://t.co/Z8HRCTvZD3— Dan Goor (@Dan Goor)1591146069.0
A prominent member of the show, Terry Crews spoke out about the issues on social media.
People on Twitter decided to tweet about their opinions on the matter.
@djgoor Thank you for this statement! However $100,000 from everybody is....not much money at all. Also will B99 be… https://t.co/qLH4pn3VLn— andrea butler (@andrea butler)1591170456.0
This user also had a similar thought writing:
@djgoor This is a good first step, but how are you going to deal with the fact that this show serves as NYPD sanita… https://t.co/q0M7sD2Odb— Sasha (@Sasha)1591186061.0
And now as people get more and more passionate about the issue, they've asked for a serious display of solidarity but not in the way you may think.
via: Getty ImagesA recent article by Nathan Grayson outlined the reasons as to why this show should address the issues in at least one episode.
He wrote this:
via: Getty Images"But it’s still a show about cops. Not only that. It’s devoutly committed to the myth of the good cop—that there might be some bad apples, but somehow, they don’t spoil the whole bunch. Now, with the country consumed by conversations about whether or not policing as an institution is even salvageable, it all seems woefully naive. With all eyes on them, cops continue to instigate violence, escalate otherwise manageable situations, and kill people."
The post goes onto discuss some really important social issues:
via: Getty Images"It’s also made me realize that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has always been broken. As a white guy, I’m far from the first person to think or posit this. But I think some of the particular ways in which the show is broken are especially insidious in light of recent events and, to take things a step further, run contrary to what the show itself seems to espouse."
"Thus, I will make this argument upfront:" he states.
via: Getty Images"The only way for Brooklyn Nine-Nine to make any sort of coherent narrative sense is for its characters to quit their jobs as cops and become social workers before the show ends." Wow. That's some pretty powerful stuff. Read the full post and decide if you agree with Nathan or not or keep scrolling to see why influencers are being blasted on social media for their BLM posts...