In this day and age when police brutality, sexism and racism are at an all time high, it’s pretty imperative that oppressed peoples stay aware of the conflict surrounding them in order to make a change.
The turmoil in America has even forced privileged celebrities to speak out against the blatant injustices happening today. Check out these stars who you probably didn’t know were awakened from society’s deep sleep.
1. J.K. Rowling
The author of the wildly popular “Harry Potter” series had it pretty rough before making it big as a writer. Billions of dollars later, she can frequently be seen dragging Twitter trolls for making racist comments about featuring people of color in her work.
2. Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep has been in the game for a long time and has dealt with her fair share of trolls— the biggest one being Donald Trump. The Oscar winning actress has stood up against the lack of diversity in the film industry, saying once that “we’re all Africans, originally,” and that she would not “defend the all-white jury, nor would I, if I had been asked to do so” at last year’s Berlin International Film Festival.
Cher is by far one of the most surprising woke celebs on the list. We knew that the Armenian pop star always stood out from her peers, but what we didn’t know is that she had the knowledge and wisdom to clap back at even the greatest of Internet trolls. If you don’t follow her on Twitter, you’re missing out on pure entertainment.
Lorde isn’t even from America and she has greater compassion for what’s happening in the country than most White people born and bred here. The singer took to social media after the Charlottesville rally and let it be known that “all White people” are to blame for what’s going on in Virginia. She even apologized to fans of color for her people’s ridiculous behavior.
5. Michael Rapaport
Michael Rapaport has been in the industry for a over 25 years and has seen a lot a wild things. But the White Supremacist protests in Virginia even has Mike saying WTF. The hip hop head, who directed a documentary about Tribe Called Quest, went on a hilarious social media rant calling out Donald Trump and all the neo-Nazi’s for being “Tiki Torch Tough Guys.” It doesn’t get more woke than putting your own people in their place.
6. Michael Moore
Michael Moore has never been afraid to say it like he means it. Even in the days when George W. Bush was President, the director never held his tongue about how much a of disgraceful leader he was. So when it comes to Donald Trump and his racist supporters, it’s no surprise that Moore goes hard to expose them as the bigots they are. One time, he even went as far as to bus a group of people from a Broadway show to a Trump protest.