Tiffany Trumps joins in on 'Blackout Tuesday' Instagram trend

Tiffany Trumps joins in on 'Blackout Tuesday' Instagram trend

Tiffany Trumps joins in on 'Blackout Tuesday' Instagram trend

As the movement picked up steam on social media, more people outside of the music industry began posting black squares on social media in support for Black Lives Matter and protestors who have spoken out about George Floyd's death.

"UTA will join the Blackout Tuesday movement - suspending our business operations in solidarity with the black community and those fighting against social injustice in our country", the company announced. It's not a day to disconnect from the issue at hand, but a chance for people in music to disconnect from work and come together in support of the Black community while representing "an urgent step of action to provoke accountability and change".

Spotify joins other companies from the music industry in what is called Blackout Tuesday, a day dedicated to protesting police violence and racism.

The movement quickly spread beyond the music industry, and the #TheShowMustBePaused hashtag was dropped by many in favor of more direct slogans, like #BlackLivesMatter.

Blackout Tuesday began as a movement specifically within the music industry, as many artists chose to opt out of releasing new content or promoting their work in a bid to draw more attention to the BLM protests.

Users are being asked to not include the hashtag #blacklivesmatter on their posts if they are participating. "Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black people accountable", Billboard reported.

Eminem has added various resources to help people learn about what's going on, as well as ways to involve people through NAACP, the Black Lives Item, and more.

Jay-Z released a statement late Sunday calling for Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison to prosecute those responsible for killing Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck.

"We should use the time away from our devices to focus on what we can do to make the world a better place. for ALL of us!" "We keep each other informed on here, we are each other's news channels because we can not trust the news". Some users urged others to stick with the #BlackoutTuesday message, and keep all other social media channels open.

Thomas and Agyemang said it would not only be a one-day effort on their part, pledging to "fight for the long haul".

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