Netflix, Amazon and other streaming services have come out in support of the Black Lives Matter protest over the death of George Floyd.
Protests have erupted across the US in the days following up to the death of George Floyd and is just the latest death to spur on Black Lives Matter.
CEO of Viacom CBS-owned Paramount Jim Gianopulos sent an internal memo to employees, expressing that “Too many members of the Black community have had their breath stolen from them through racial injustice.”
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.”
Amazon Prime joined Netflix in support of Black Lives Matter saying: “Together we stand with the Black community colleagues, artists, writers, storytellers, producers, our viewers and all allies in the fight against racism and injustice,”
YouTube on Friday also posted: “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.”
Disney-owned Hulu tweeted: “We support Black lives. Today, and every day. You are seen. You are heard. And we are with you.” No other Disney corporate brands appear to have issued statements on the matter.
Social media platform Twitter also added the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter to its main account.