A Message From Kevin Hart To The Media, Regarding the Black Lives Matter Movement

Kevin Hart took to Instagram yesterday, to post a message to all media outlets. In the video, he stated that the media controls the narrative of all events that occur.

Hart then mentioned the fact that the media should be advocating for the correct narrative. Most recently, the protests/riots dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement is projected all over the media. 

However, while riots, looting, etc. is being covered across all media outlets, Hart stated that the “why” isn’t being discussed.

He asked the media to advocate for a positive change, and to push the narrative in the right direction.

Honestly, Hart is absolutely right. A lot of coverage has been solely on “violent riots/protests”, and although there have been looting, riots, etc. there’s also been a lot of peace. There has been so many moments that not all media outlets will openly portray.

First, let’s discuss the bad things that happened during last weekend’s BLM protest.

At the Santa Monica protest in Los Angeles, CA, it started off peacefully. Protestors took a knee for 2:53 seconds, in honor of George Floyd. The protest started at noon, and people were peacefully chanting and marching. That is, until chaos ensued.

Singer, Lauren Sanderson, took to social media yesterday, to release a video. The video consisted of the protestors standing at a safe distance from the police. No one appeared to have been getting violent, and nobody was advancing towards the policemen. However, the video showcased the police force aiming and shooting rubber bullets into a crowd full of peaceful protestors.

Sanderson, amongst many others, were hit and injured. 

“Selfish” singer, Madison Beer, was also at the same protest, and shared an image on social media. The image was of her watery, red eyes. She stated that while protestors were peacefully protesting/chanting, policemen began to tear gas the crowd. 

Just this weekend alone, over 430 protestors have been arrested.

Cole Sprouse revealed earlier today, that he was amongst the arrested. According to Sprouse, he (along with other peaceful protestors) was told by the police to leave. Yet, when he began to leave as he was told, he was met with another line of police officers. The officers then zip-tied the protestors, and placed them all under arrest.

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A group of peaceful protesters, myself included, were arrested yesterday in Santa Monica. So before the voracious horde of media sensationalism decides to somehow turn it about me, there’s a clear need to speak about the circumstances: Black Lives Matter. Peace, riots, looting, are an absolutely legitimate form of protest. the media is by nature only going to show the most sensational, which only proves a long standing racist agenda. I was detained when standing in solidarity, as were many of the final vanguard within Santa Monica. We were given the option to leave, and were informed that if we did not retreat, we would be arrested. When many did turn to leave, we found another line of police officers blocking our route, at which point, they started zip tying us. It needs to be stated that as a straight white man, and a public figure, the institutional consequences of my detainment are nothing in comparison to others within the movement. This is ABSOLUTELY not a narrative about me, and I hope the media doesn’t make it such. This is, and will be, a time about standing ground near others as a situation escalates, providing educated support, demonstrating and doing the right thing. This is precisely the time to contemplate what it means to stand as an ally. I hope others in my position do as well. I noticed that there are cameras that roll within the police cruisers during the entirety of our detainment, hope it helps. I’ll speak no more on the subject, as I’m (1) not well versed enough to do so, (2) not the subject of the movement, and (3) uninterested in drawing attention away from the leaders of the #BLM movement. I will be, again, posting the link in my story to a comprehensive document for donations and support.

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Halsey aided injured protestors, and provided adequate medical supplies, water, etc. 

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It’s become very clear to me that some of you need to see what I’ve seen. Please swipe through this. These pictures and videos don’t even scratch the surface. It’s easy from the comfort of your home to watch looting and rioting on television and condone the violent measures being taken by forces. But what you don’t see is innocent peaceful protestors being shot at and tear gassed and physically assaulted relentlessly. You think it’s not happening, it’s only the “thugs” and the “riots”, right? The police are keeping you safe right? You’re wrong. This is happening everywhere. And innocent people exercising their rights to speech and assembly are facing violence and abuse of power. With all of our medical professionals being CONSUMED and EXHAUSTED with Covid, there is little to no medical attention available. I have first hand treated men women and children who have been shot in the chest, the face, the back. Some will lose vision some have lost fingers. I have been covered in innocent blood. My father is a black man. My mother is an EMT. This week I had to put those two associations together in ways that have horrified me. This is NOT a virtue signaling post. But I HAVE to show you what I am witnessing with my own eyes. With Trump’s decision today to enforce the mobilization of armed forces on our own citizens, this has escalated beyond your privilege and comfort to not care. Please care. We are begging you to care. This is war on Americans. This is everyone’s problem. Everyone’s. #BLACKLIVESMATTER

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While many different peaceful protests were interrupted by either tear gas, rubber bullets, arrests, and more, there were some sweet moments, between protestors and police officers:

Justice is possible, and there’s proof that peace can be restored. However, the entire country will need to join forces, in order to ensure equality, and abolish racism altogether.

Published by Monica Ring

Screenwriter/Journalist with a passion for storytelling

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