After escalating racism
The actor couple Ryan Reynolds (43, "Deadpool") and Blake Lively (32, "Gossip Girl") donated $ 200,000 to the American civil rights organization NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). The two share a text on Instagram that shows their own privileges as white people in the United States. The donation and text follow the violent protests in America that broke out when George Floyd, another black American, died after being arrested.
“We don't have to prepare our children for what could happen if they are checked in the car. We don't know what it feels like to experience it every day. We cannot understand the fear and anger. We are ashamed of how we could allow ourselves to know so little about the deep roots of systemic racism, ”the text said.
The couple, married since 2012, donated $ 1 million to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada in March, and $ 400,000 to Corona pandemic hospitals in New York City.