Major Hollywood studios including the likes of Disney, ViacomCBS, Warner Bros., A24, Lionsgate, Netflix, Amazon and others issued statements supporting the Black community, along with the Academy of Motion Pictures on social media, following the George Floyd incident. Amid protests that continue to take place over George Floyd’s death in several parts of US, several media giants have taken a stand against racism and issued powerful statements voicing their support for the Black community. #BlackLivesMatter has been call for the protests and streaming giants including Netflix, Amazon, Hulu have shared social media posts in support to it. George Floyd Death: Why US is Raging in Protests by African-Americans And Other Key Details.

Netflix tweeted on Saturday afternoon: “To be silent is to be complicit. Black lives matter. We have a platform, and we have a duty to our Black members, employees, creators and talent to speak up.” YouTube also took to Twitter and denouncing racism wrote, "We stand in solidarity against racism and violence. When members of our community hurt, we all hurt. We’re pledging $1M in support of efforts to address social injustice."

Several entertainment brands such as HBO have also changed their Twitter handles to #BlackLivesMatter. Marvel Entertainment who have been pioneering in diversity and representation of African-American culture with their works such as Black Panther, also issued a statement saying they stand for inclusion. Check out more tweets from Entertainment brands below. George Floyd Death: Beyonce, Rihanna, Taika Waititi and More Hollywood Celebs Speak Up For Justice.

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Not just social media posts reports state that several executives of major entertainment brands have taken the time to write memos to their employees, expressing similar support.

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