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Black Lives Matter: Selena Gomez lends her Instagram handle to highlight black voices

Selena Gomez has just found an unusual way to join the ongoing fight against racist police brutality in the US.

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Selena Gomez has just found an unusual way to join the ongoing fight against racist police brutality in the US.

The songstress plans to allow black leaders to take control of her Instagram account to amplify their voices and spread awareness about Black Lives Matter protests.

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The 27-year-old reportedly said that for the next few days she will be letting black leaders to “speak directly to all of us” through her Instagram account which has 178 million followers.

“I have been struggling to know the right things to say to get the word out about this important moment in history. After thinking about how best to use my social media, I decided that we all need to hear more from Black voices,” Selena Gomez wrote on social media.

“Over the next few days I will be highlighting influential leaders and giving them a chance to take over my Instagram so that they can speak directly to all of us.”

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“We all have an obligation to do better and we can start by listening with an open heart and mind,”she added.

The singer-actor also announced that her first Instagram takeover will be held by Black Lives Matter co-founder, Alicia Garza.

Selena Gomez had earlier posted about the recent murder of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter movement over the weekend, declaring, “We all need to do better and not sit in silence as this injustice continues.”

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“I have spent the last 24 hours just trying to process this all. Nothing anyone says can take back what has happened,” she wrote along with a black-and-white snap of the ongoing protests.

“But we can and must all make sure to take action. Too many black lives have been taken from us for far too long. They deserve better.”

Selena Gomez further added “They deserve to be heard. We all need to do better and not sit in silence as this injustice continues.”

Floyd, 46, passed away on May 25 in Minneapolis after a white police officer knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes in an encounter which was caught on video.

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