The murder of George Floyd has been on everyone’s minds for the past week. Many celebrities have taken to social media to share their support for the deceased man and the African American community. Sofia Richie shared a quote from Nelson Mandala, speaking out about the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
In her latest Instagram post, Richie argued that no one is born being racist. She used the former leader of South Africa’s words to share her sentiments about what’s happening in this country at the moment. George Floyd’s death led to massive protests across the country. Richie shared the following quote with her six and a half million Instagram followers. This comes after the model expressed an interest in activism.
Sofia Richie speaks out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement
Per The Blast, Sofia Richie took to Instagram to share the following quote from Nelson Mandela. “No one person is born hating another because of the colour of his skin, his background or his religion,” the quote read. “People learn to hate and if learn to hate they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
The quote comes from Mandela’s 1994 autobiography titled, Long Walk to Freedom. It chronicles his coming of age, education, early life, and 27 years in prison. Richie followed up with another black-and-white photo that read, “To our Black brothers and sisters. We see you, we hear you and we stand with you. #BlackLivesMatter.”
Richie’s followers took to the comments section to offer advice on how to help. One follower said that, “Love is the answer.” Meanwhile, another follower suggests donating and supporting the black community.
Richie previously made headlines for her split with Scott Disick. The reality star went to Utah over the Memorial Day weekend with Kourtney Kardashian and their three children. Richie is also one of the many celebrities who are using their social media platforms to speak out against police brutality, racial inequality, and the senseless murder of George Floyd.
Model previously expressed an interest in activism
Sofia Richie talked about her interests in acting and activism in an interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. She also graces the cover of the June 2020 issue, which was published on Thursday, May 28. Richie wants to focus on her future endeavors, which include acting and activism.
While she didn’t talk about racial inequality, she did say she wants to bring more awareness to mental health. Richie also wants to become a “bada** triple threat” in 2020. The 21-year-old model also talked about the difficulty of being Lionel Richie’s daughter. But she finally found herself and discovered her own interests.
“But it’s hard branching out in my own person when I have such a powerful artist as a father,” Richie admitted. “My dad was always like, ‘Once you find your own thing, you’ll move away from that,’ and I feel like over the past couple of years, I found my lane in life to go in the direction I want to go.”
Those aren’t her only interests. Sofia Richie wants to continue working in the fashion industry. She is getting ready to launch her own swimwear line in the coming future.
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