Amidst global unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody, Fall Out Boy has pledged a $100,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Monday, May 25th marked a day that will go down in history of yet another person of colour dying in the hands of police. George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police as he had his neck crushed by an officers knee while he repetitively gasped, “I can’t breathe.”
This vile killing sparked global outrage, causing mass protests and riots to break out world wide, with Black Lives Matter being the centre of force.
Musicians share similar outrage with last Tuesday marking a global music industry black out, and seeing several artists and bands speak out about the injustice that still goes on today for people of colour.
Taking to Instagram, Fall Out Boy have spoken out about their thoughts on the current gloom that’s infiltrating the world, and have decided to do what they can to help out.
“When you discover rot deep within your house you don’t just paint over it. You dismantle it and rebuild a better house,” their post began.
“We support the black community in the struggle against racial inequality, injustice, and police brutality by committing $100,000 from the Fall Out Boy Fund this summer [Australian winter],” the pop punk collective stated.
Ending their statement, Fall Out Boy left their note with a quote from a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author named Pearl S. Buck:
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation.”
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