Many people support the current protests after George Floyd’s death at least in part due to a Minneapolis Police Officer kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes. Hundreds of thousands if not millions of people across the nation have joined protests, and most are peaceful. But others have taken to vandalizing businesses, burning cars and buildings, and looting. The police have arrested some, but not many compared with the numbers involved.
Enter Hollywood stars trying to make a difference.
Personalities including Seth Rogan, Steve Carell, and Janelle Monae have contributed to funds that pay the bail for people arrested during the protests. It sounds good, but are those arrested the protesters that deserve support? Now a decidedly right-leaning group has asked another question, “What about the victims?”
Hollywood in Toto contacted several stars via their managers and press agents to ask a couple of questions:
Is Mr./Ms. [Fill-In-The-Blank] concerned that some of his/her donation could help protesters who committed violence/helped destroy part of the greater Minneapolis community?
Will Mr./Ms. [Fill-In-The-Blank] be donating any money to either personal GoFundMe pages or groups attempting to rebuild the minority-owned businesses destroyed by the protests?
Those sound like pretty good questions. Unfortunately, all the group got back was radio silence and a couple of “no comments” or “not availables.” Awesome.