Beyonce accompanied by mothers of four black men killed in the US to the white carpet
- 29.08.2016, 17:47,
- Culture » Culture. Main
Beyonce brought mothers of four unarmed black men killed in the US to the MTV Video Music Awards, who also appeared in her music film "Lemonade."
Mothers of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and Eric Garner who were killed by armed people, posed on the awards show’s special white carpet with a singer.
Activists have used their sons deaths as examples of racism, especially in policing as they were killed by police officers, transit officers and a volunteer neighborhood security worker.
The mothers first appeared in Beyonce’s visual album holding photos of their deceased sons.
Attorney Benjamin Crump who worked on the two cases said Beyonce personally invited women to be feautered in the video back in April.
He said: "Our clients were honored that out of the hundreds of mothers who unfortunately have to join a growing group of women who lose children to senseless gun violence that Beyonce selected their sons to honor.”