Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has reached out to Star Wars actor, John Boyega via social media after watching him deliver a stirring speech and standing up for what he believes in at the London ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest in Hyde Park yesterday.
The award-winning acclaimed author says watching him speak at the rally broke her heart and made her cry in a recent video shared on Instagram.
She hopes that he is surrounded by love during this time and also mentions how proud she is to see more young black people “taking up space”.
During the protest yesterday, John Boyega said “now is the time” to demand racial equality. He added, “Today is about innocent people who were halfway through their process. We don’t know what George Floyd could have achieved.”
The actor also garnered love and support from American director, Jordan Peele after he mentioned the fact that his career might be over because his activism on racism. “I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this,” he said.
See the video below.
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