Major media companies such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and HBO have expressed online support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
The reason is the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis who was arrested violently. Netflix tweeted on Saturday: Being quiet means being an accomplice. We have a platform and a duty to our black members, employees, creators, and talents to make our voices heard.
“To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators, and talent to speak up.”
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YouTube said it was showing solidarity against racism and violence. “When members of our community are hurt, we are all hurt.” The platform also pledged $1 million in support for actions against social injustice.
We stand in solidarity against racism and violence. When members of our community hurt, we all hurt. We’re pledging $1M in support of efforts to address social injustice
HBO changed its Twitter name to #BlackLivesMatter, sharing the message: “We stand with our Black colleagues, employees, fans, actors, storytellers — and all affected by senseless violence.”
Amazon Prime streaming service states, we are joining the “black community, colleagues, artists, writers, storytellers, producers, our viewers – and all their allies in the fight against racism and injustice.”
Record company Warner shared a video with photos of black people killed by the police.
Universal Music Group also shares a message: “In the words of Martin Luther King: there will come a time when silence is betrayal. When you have the responsibility to make your voice heard for change.”
Twitter changes logo color and expresses support with #BlackLivesMatter