Celebrities are taking to social media to express shock and outrage over the tragic death of Alton Sterling.
The 37-year-old father of five was killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana by a police officer on Tuesday (July 5). Alton was selling CDs and police apprehended him for reportedly making threats. Video surveillance emerged of the shooting, and Alton can be seen on the ground being restrained when one officer yelled “gun” and he was shot at point-blank range.
The tragic death of Alton, a black male, marked yet another senseless death at the hands of the police. Zendaya, Olivia Wilde, and many more celebrities took to social media to comment on the tragedy.
How many more times must this happen for us to matter? How many more must we lose?
BLACK. LIVES. MATTER. #AltonSterling
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 6, 2016
Click inside for more tweets about this horrible tragedy…
He had a right to sell CDs, and a right to due process, but he he was shot for being a black man. Don't rationalize murder. #AltonSterling
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 6, 2016
Don't even know what to say anymore. What is happening https://t.co/lcxpUXrseS
— Aaron Tveit (@AaronTveit) July 6, 2016
Very upset reading about #AltonSterling this morning. when will this end????
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) July 6, 2016
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) July 6, 2016
watching that video made my head and heart hurt. wake up, world #AltonSterling
— ac (@alessiacara) July 6, 2016
Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Rekia Boyd, Tamir Rice, etc etc etc these are "bad guys?" How? Explain. https://t.co/1aBwQ6ttQ0
— Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) July 6, 2016
So much Brutality in the world. We don't have all the info but looks like a cold blooded killing. UNACCEPTABLE!!!! https://t.co/G8QRDbti48
— Chad Michael Murray (@ChadMMurray) July 6, 2016