Justin Timberlake is speaking out about the death of Rayshard Brooks. The singer took to Instagram on Sunday to share a heartbreaking photo of Brooks — who was shot to death by police in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 12 — and expressed his outrage over “racism, violence, and intolerance”.
“As a dad, this photo hurts”, Timberlake wrote, alongside a photo of Brooks in a hospital room, cradling his own infant daughter in his arms after her birth. “#RayshardBrooks was a father of three girls…1, 2, and 8 years old. He should not be dead”.
“Neither should #RiahMilton, #DominiqueFells, and #RobertFuller”, Timberlake continued. “This week, these four innocent people became victims of racism, violence, and intolerance. And we’re still waiting for Justice for #BreonnaTaylor. I’m heartbroken for their families and for this country”.
Timberlake went on to say that the “system needs to change”.
“It has repeatedly shown us that Black people in America are not safe”, the singer wrote. “I’ll follow up with more resources and ways to help. Continue to SAY THEIR NAMES. #BlackLivesMatter”.