Talk show host, Ellen Degeneres, is so sad and angry to say the right things in reaction to the death of Minneapolis native, George Floyd.
Despite feeling she won’t say the right words, Ellen Degeneres delivered heartfelt speech on her social media when she called for equality, fairness and justice for all.
Speaking via her official Instagram page, Ellen said; “I have been posting my thoughts and my stance on this but I haven’t spoken directly because I don’t know what to say.
“I am so sad and I am so angry, and I know I’m not going to say the right thing…
“I know that there are going to be a lot of people who are gonna be in disagreement with what I say, but I have a platform and I have a voice and I have always stood for equality.”
Ellen said she wants to be a “voice for people who feel like they don’t have a voice” and urged her followers to take action.
“People have gotten away with murder and that’s what is happening. So, we’ve gotta see fairness and we’ve gotta see justice for all, because right now, this is not a fair world.
“Not at all… Sign a petition. Make a donation. Get informed. Make a phone call. Do it all from the link in my bio.”
She continued by saying, “we have a long way to go to even get close to being fair.
“If you don’t understand this then you have never felt like you weren’t heard or you weren’t equal.
“But if you’ve ever felt that, magnify it and see what’s happening… Let’s send a whole bunch of love out there and try to find some peace and some communication in this.”
Floyd died after a police officer knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. The police officer has since been sacked from the force, and has been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.