Michelle Williams, Questlove and Janelle Monae reacted on Twitter to the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man, Walter Scott, by a White cop in South Carolina.
After a video surfaced online of the 50-year-old’s final moments, celebrities, including Isaiah Washington, used social media to voice their outrage.
“Okay, watching the #WalterScott video was horrible, but I think the brave person who captured the murder is a Hero and a Godsend,” the actor and producer wrote on Twitter. “I have 2 sons to raise in this country and #WalterScott atrocity weakens my hope that they can survive in this Nation. Now what?”
He continued, “Now what? @MichaelEDyson What did #WalterScott do wrong? Run away? That required lethal force? Tell me what the ‘plan’ is now brother.”
As previously reported, Scott was gunned down by Officer Michael Slager on Saturday morning in North Charleston, South Carolina, when he ran from the cop. Although Slager initially claimed he feared for his life as Scott wrestled a Taser gun from him, video footage leaked online soon thereafter showed Slager firing at the father of four eight times when he was 15-20 feet away with his back turned.
In the days following, celebrities across the nation have issued statements of grief, anger, and disgust via Twitter. Hit the flip for celebrity reactions to the shooting of Walter Scott.