Kim Kardashian says she will no longer stay silent about the wrongful deaths of innocent black people.
In a series of tweets, the 39-year-old reality star explains she has been trying to “find the right words to express my condolences and outrage” after “every horrific murder of an innocent black man, woman, or child.”
The mother of four — North, six, Saint, four, Chicago, two, and Psalm, one — whom she shares with rapper Kanye West, says she is “infuriated” and “disgusted” by ongoing “systemic racism.”
“But the privilege I am afforded by the colour of my skin has often left me feeling like this is not a fight that I can truly take on as my own. Not today, not anymore,” she writes.
“Like so many of you, I am angry. I am more than angry. I am infuriated and I am disgusted.”
In a follow up tweet, the makeup mogul adds: “I am exhausted by the heartbreak I feel seeing mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children suffering because their loved one was murdered or locked away unjustly for being black.”
She continues: “Even though I will never know the pain and suffering they have endured, or what it feels like to try to survive in a world plagued by systemic racism, I know I can use my own voice to help amplify those voices that have been muffled for too long.”
Kardashian has also shared a a link to a petition to “help us get justice for George [Floyd] and his family.”
On Friday, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged with third degree murder and manslaughter for the death of George Floyd.
On Monday, May 25, Chauvin was filmed on camera suffocating Floyd by kneeling on his neck for more than seven minutes after police were called over an alleged fake $20 bill.
In the graphic video, Floyd could be heard saying “I can’t breathe” and calling for his mother in the moments before his death.
Four police officers have been fired, but only Chauvin has been arrested and charged for his role in the incident.
Floyd’s death has sparked outrage, with riots taking place across America from Minneapolis to New York and Atlanta.