There’s no denying that these are frightening and confusing times in America.
Following the police murder of George Floyd, protests against police brutality have sprung up all over the country, and non-POCs who recognize the protesters rights to have their voices heard might feel uncertain with regard to how they can best be of assistance.
Lots of folks who have little fear of actually becoming victims of police brutality themselves nevertheless turned out to show their support at their city’s protests — but people like Khloe Kardashian might feel that’s not an option for them.
Many celebrities and public figures have marched alongside the demonstrators, but Khloe is one of the most recognizable people on the planet; she’s a single mom, and she might be pregnant with her second child.
Any of those factors might have compelled her to keep her distance over the weekend.But that doesn’t mean Khloe isn’t lending her voice to the cause.
True’s mom took to Instagram this week to share her views on the struggles and dangers faced by people of color in America.
“Over the last few days I’ve written and rewritten this so many times. Words feel empty, or somehow not enough, but I can’t sit silently,” the reality star and entrepreneur wrote.
“Like so many of you I am angry, heartbroken and disgusted by the murder of George Floyd,” she continued.
“We have seen this too many times. Black people have been discriminated against, victimized and murdered for too long, and have shown superhuman resiliency in the face of constant adversity,” Khloe pointed out.
“It is incomprehensible to me that it’s 2020 and people continue to restrict, stereotype, damage and oppress people of color, and that racism is a constant reality,” she continued.
“It breaks my heart to think about parents having to teach their children how to stay alive.”
Khloe, of course, is the mother of a black daughter, and she’s clearly aware of the urgency in this current situation.
“I continue to pray for equality for all, understanding and love,” the 35-year-old added.
“I remain hopeful that together we can get help get justice for George and his family, and every black American who has been murdered, mistreated, abused and ignored,” she continued, referring to Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by police.
Khloe went on to acknowledge that she’s privileged “in more ways than one.”From there, she made a solemn vow to her black followers.
“I will use that privilege to fight for you. I will not let George Floyd’s name be forgotten,” she added.
“I will speak up and speak out against discrimination fearlessly and louder than ever before.”
Khloe concluded on a hopeful note, writing: “Change MUST happen! Black Lives DO matter! We can, we must, and we will change the future.”
Several members of the Kardashian clan have been criticized for their failure to speak out in support of the Black Lives Matter cause.
Khloe has taken some flak for the amount of time that passed before she expressed her support, but it sounds as though she was simply choosing her words carefully.
It’s important to note that it’s not too late for anyone who has not yet spoken out to do so.
And if you’re who are in a position to support the cause financially, we encourage you to do so.
Celebrity takes on these impassioned nationwide protests have ranged from being right on the money to being tone deaf or even vicious.
Billie Eilish, one of the most accomplished young musicians on the planet, is taking “All Lives Matter” racists to task for this pernicious motto.
“I’ve been trying to take this week to figure out a way to address this delicately,” Billie begins.
“I have an enormous platform,” she writes to her 63.6 million Instagram followers and anyone else reading.
“And,” she explains, “I try really hard to be respectful and take time to think through what I say and how I say it.”
“But holy f-cking s–t,” Billie exclaims, “I’m just gonna start talking.”
“If I hear one more white person say ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’ one more f–king time, I’m gonna lose my f–king mind,” Billie declares.
Notably, all lives matter is a phrase that did not crop up until the Black Lives Matter movement took form, as a tactic to silence BLM.
Also, over the weekend, a white man declared “all lives matter” before trying to shoot black men with arrows.
“Will you shut the f–k up?” Billie righteously demands.
No one is saying your life is not hard.”
“No one is saying literally anything at all about you.”
“All you mfs do is find a way to make everything about yourself.”
“Society gives you privilege just for being white,” Billie acknowledges.
Contrary to what many people’s knee-jerk reactions claim, this is true.
“You can be poor,” she explains, “you can be struggling.”
“And,” Billie continues, “still your skin color is giving you more privilege than you even realize”
“And nobody is saying that makes you better than anyone,” Billie says.
“It just lets you live your life,” she reasons.
Billie explains that those of us who are white can go through life “without having to worry about surviving simply because of your skin color!!!”
“You are privileged!!” she explains.
“If all lives matter,” Billie poses the question, “why are back people killed for just being black?”
“Why are immigrants persecuted?” she asks.
Billie goes on to ask: “Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?”
Those of us who are white are given the benefit of the doubt in situations where people of color are not.
“Why is it okay for white people to protest literally being asked to stay at home while carrying semi-automatic weapons?” Billie asks.
She is referring to the heavily armed goons who stormed government buildings in a menacing display of their “rights” with no pushback from police.
She then asks: “Why is it okay for black people to be called thugs for protesting the murder of innocent people?”
“White. F–king. Privilege,” Billie explains.
We have to address hundreds of years of oppression of black people,” Billie explains to her fans and followers.
Then, as if having to explain it to a small child, she writes: “The slogan of #BlackLivesMatter does not mean other lives don’t.”
“It’s calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don’t f–king matter,” Billie laments.
She affirms: “And they f–king do.”
“It means Black. Lives. F–king. Matter,” Billie declares.
She repeats: “Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter,”
“Say it again,” Billie Eilish concludes her powerful and righteous message. “#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd.”
When a case is being heard over the ownership of a house being build by Chathurika Peiris and Roshan Pilapitiya in Maharagama, after Chathurika Peiris has made an allegation that unnecessary and false information has been given to the media, Roshan Pilapitiya has taken steps to respond to it.
What he says is that Chathurika is arguing about something useless.
This particular video released by Roshan in his facebook account is that Gayan and Chathurika is the most compatible couple in the world and that the two of them click very well.
Purnika Pieris, an announcer of Derana channel wedded Peshala Manoj, a campus lecturer who presents programmes over the same channel … last week. Purnika in fact is a mother of a five year old mother of a marriage to an announcer of Deran itself, Sahan Abeysekera. Sometime back, Chathurika was engaged to Roshan Pilapitiya whom who dropped and then entered into marriage with Gayan … a father of a two year child and the
manner in which that marriage took place is similar to the one which created a sensation finally Purnika separated from Sahan in February, 2017; but has not told any reasons for it. However, Sahan has told a newspaper that Purnika was caught with Peshala in an apartment. It was Chathurika’s husband Gayan who who rejected that story on behalf of Purnika. What he said was that it is a utterly false and because Purnika decided to leave Sahan as someone who was involved in homosexual activities for which reason Sahan has circulated something to throw mud. It was during the same period Gayan had identified Roshan.
Gayan had spoke in this manner on an inquiry made to Gossip Lanka those days about this. “I associate Purnika nangi very closely. I know what happened here. Getting caught inside an apartment is an utter lie. I am quite sure that a thing like that did not happen at all. What happened here was is something different. After getting caught having some alliance with a male, the wife came home bringing the child home. Nangi’s jeep too was taken away. Now after taking nangi’s jeep … is asking a part of the house also. What happened to Chathurika also is something similar to that. See .. by the middle of this year, all those who are talking that way will lose all those things by law”.
* Then what about the story that has spread regarding Peshala’s connection with Manoj?
It is by saying that Peshala has a connection with Manoj that this fellow has diverted the issue in another direction. Will we allow Peshala to have another connection? He also is a married person. The other thing is Peshala’s lifestyle also is different. Nangi has no necessity to have an alliance with him. But even if does happen; I would be happy… because he is not a man – man. What I say is it does not matter even if nangi goes with someone who lifts and carries gunny bags … without going with a xxxxx like this.
Whatever it is, by giving an interview to Rivira newspaper in the month of February, 2017 Peshala has rejected all these talks saying Peshala does not maintain a connection like this with Purnika. At that time Gayan has explained to a newspaper that he is a married man and that he lives as a bachelor with the mother and father. Peshala has said so to the newspaper.
* Having broken up a a popular family … it is heard that Peshala is getting ready to enjoy family life with that family. Is this story true?
I heard that story that very same way. But that story carries no truth with it as such … because I have no necessity to break up a good family and make up a family of my own. At the same time I want to say that if the family life was okay, it won’t break in that manner. That story is absolutely false.
* Then what about the story of living with her separately?
It is from those who spread that story I must ask under what basis I am linked to their talk. But I live with my mother and father. When I leave home in the morning for my activities, it is late when I come back. It is my mother who prepare the meals for me and even wash my clothes.
It’s said that there is no smoke without fire. It is from the very person who set fire how the smoke arose. We are poor, normal people. We have been brought up well. If I had such a craving desire … I could have genuinely married the announcer called Purnika Pieris after getting divorced … not only her; anyone for that matter. But I have no connection with her at all. Some artistes who said that they had no connection … enjoy such a love affair in public .. in a short period of time.
* Will Peshala also do the same thing?
If I have a connection with Peshala, I will say so openly now … won’t leave it to be said later. At the same time there is a rumour that I have made three marriages. How can I get married three times … I even came to Sri Lanka in the year 2010.
This is the idea expressed by Purnika in 2017. “Aney sorry … I don’t like to say anything about it. That child is attending the Montessori now. I do not like to bring disgrace to that child’s life at all. Therefore I will not say anything regarding that subject. I will not do the stupid things that they are doing. Son is in my custody. It is I who take him to the Montessori and do everything. So I do not wish to talk anything about it”. Whatever it is, after the lapse of 3 years, Purnika and Peshala have come under one roof. Some photos of the couple when they wedded, from below