The Internet Reacts To Ferguson Shooting
In the wake of Michael Brown’s killer being set free, celebrities react online...
Since Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old, was shot and killed by a police officer, Ferguson, Missouri has been a city of unrest.
Last night the news broke that the man who killed him, Officer Darren Wilson, would face no punishment. The reaction has been overwhelming. Ferguson has again turned into a city on lockdown, with protestors taking to the streets in their frustration for the racism they feel has been inflicted on the community.
As expected, the Internet has answered in its own particular way.
Sky Ferreira posted this high school image of Michael Brown, captioned #Alllives matter
Macklemore, who was spotted taking part in a protest in Seattle, posted the following on his Twitter account.
He was filmed peacefully marching, saying that the protest was “about Mike Brown. It’s not about me”.
Macklemore isn’t the only musician to have appeared physically protesting. Rapper and hip hop legend Q-Tip led a chant of ‘Whose streets? Our streets” in Times Square in New York.
Further away from the States Katy Perry posted her support. Currently touring in Australia, she tweeted saying that she was “feeling stuck” on the other side of the world.
Over on Katy's side of the world, Lorde posted the following poignant message on her own Instagram.
Rihanna has used her newly reactivated Instagram to broadcast her feelings on the verdict, posting the following image.
What's getting a lot of reaction is this video of Killer Mike, a rapper from Atlanta. Before his show with Run The Jewels, he gave a seven minute long tribute to Mike Brown, talking about his own two sons. He calls "riots the language of the unheard" and is visibly distraught. It makes for moving viewing.