Lady Gaga has joined the long list of celebrities who voiced criticism against US President Donald Trump in light of the protests that have sprung up around the country after the death of George Floyd.
Protests have been taking place nationwide after George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man from Minneapolis, Minnesota, was suffocated and killed when a police officer pinned down the victim’s neck with his knee.
A number of celebs have been calling for justice, and encouraging people to sign petitions to end the racist violence.
The Rain on me’ singer joins Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Billie Ellish among others who voiced their opinions and have also called on their fans to make a change.
Lady Gaga took to Instagram on Saturday, to express her anger over the senseless killing of George Floyd while calling Donald Trump “a fool, and a racist.”
In a lengthy post on her social media page, the singer called the president out for inciting racism as she discussed racial inequality and what she saw as the US President’s failure to lead on this issue.
Lady Gaga wrote, “He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken.”
“We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office.”
“He is fueling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening,” she added.
Lady Gaga expressed her anger and sadness over the killing of George Floydand saying, “I am as outraged by the death of George Floyd as I have been by the deaths of exponentially too many black lives over hundreds of years that have been taken from us in this country as a result of systemic racism and the corrupt systems that support it.”
The songstress went on to say she recognized herself as a “white, privileged woman” and also urged her fans to support the black community.
She encouraged people to “speak gently to each other, speak with passion, inspiration, and impress the importance of this issue until the systems that keep us sick die, instead of people we love.”
The 34-year-old further wrote, “We haven’t, as a privileged community, done enough to fight racism and stand up for those people who are being killed by it.”
“This isn’t justice. This is an epic tragedy that defines our country and has for a long time. I am sad. I am angry.”
“And I will use the words that I can find to try to communicate what needs to change in as an effective and non-violent way as possible for me,” she added.