Prominent pop performer Kate Perry launched the ‘Praying for an Equal America’ tweet campaign, joined by celebs like Rihanna, Cher, Lena Dunham, Pharrell Williams, Andy Cohen and many others. Katy Perry’s first tweet read “Sending my prayers to Ferguson & praying for an equal America.”
Feeling stuck all the way over here in Sydney seeing the news just now… Sending my prayers to Ferguson & praying for an equal America.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) 25 ноября 2014
Hitmaker Pharrell Williams was more explicit in his judgment, expressing his frustration that no charges will be pressed against the PD officer who shot dead the 19-year-old Michael Brown.
I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
Many celebs blasted the American justice system, saying that Darren Wilson should have been charged with murder. Among these are Lena Dunham, who said she “prays to see justice and change” and Big Sean, who found the course of events “disappointing and sad.”
— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 25, 2014
Standing apart from their leftist, anti-authority counterparts, Conservative-leaning performers and commentators like Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter and Brit Hume announced a competition for the most popular pro-Darren Wilson tweet.
“Darren Wilson did good. Michael Brown did bad. Justice is served,” the 65-year-old veteran rocker from Michigan, Ted Nugent, twitted first of the pro-Wilson camp.
DarrenWilson did good MichaelBrown did bad justice is served— Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) November 25, 2014
Some of America’s public figures, including Laura Ingraham, did not miss the chance to slam the liberal left, with Ingraham saying: “Hardcore leftists’ don’t really give a rip about facts. Goal is and has always been to undermine civil society, stoke unrest, chaos.”
Cher added to the anti-protest sentiment, having said that “Violence against businesses of this community is a crime.”
Violence against business’s of this community is A CRIME! What about children & Old people who live there!Market Burned?LOOTING,FIRES����WTF— Cher (@cher) November 25, 2014
OMG Nightmare! What Does Looting & Setting Fire 2Innocent Ppls Stores & Cars Have 2do W/Michael Browns Death? ITS NOT PROTEST,IT’S CRIME����— Cher (@cher) November 25, 2014
All in all, the two dominating trends in social and political thought of modern America have clashed on the battlefield of the social media, this time over the Rodney King-esque case, fanned by the mainstream TV, which is leaning progressive left. The scope of the unreasonable violence is large; however, this is far from being a full-scale riot like the one in Los Angeles in 1992.