Angelina Jolie, Chrissy Teigen, Blake Lively, and More Donate to Black Lives Matter Charities
Bail-relief funds, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, and other charities helping to lift the Black Lives Matter movement got help from major stars who stepped forward with donations — as well as from donations that came from their followers and fans. Celebrities doubled down on their efforts, not only opening up their own wallets, but also, in some cases, matching their fans' donations and urging everyone to do what they could. Here's who helped and where they urged others to give.
After catching some criticism for staying quiet after George Floyd's death, West donated $2M to Floyd's family as well as the families of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Additionally, he set up a college fund for Floyd's daughter, Gianna.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Teigen donated $200,000 to bail funds after President Donald Trump tweeted about "MAGA Night."
The singer shared that she was donating to the Loveland Foundation, Black Lives Matter, Campaign Zero, Marsha P. Johnson Institute, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Color of Change, Black Futures Lab, Fair Fight, National Lawyers Guild, and Community Justice Action Fund.
Monae matched rapper Noname's (real name: Fatimah Nyeema Warner) donation of $1,000 to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Rogen was also matching a donation, though he said that he went above and beyond the amount.
The Weeknd donated $500K to various organizations, telling his fans, "Please give what you can, even if it's a small amount."
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
The couple posted a joint statement on their Instagram accounts announcing a $200,000 donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Hadid also donated to the NAACP.
Like Monae, Nixon also matched Noname's donation.
Jamil matched Noname's $1,000 donation.
Kendrick let her followers know that they could split their donation like she did.
Megan Thee Stallion
The rapper donated more than $10k to bail funds.
Styles also donated to bail funds and urged his followers to educate themselves and others.
The actor shared that he is donating to Color of Change, Fair Fight Action, the NAACP, and Equal Justice Initiative. He also encouraged fans to join him in donating and learning from the organizations.
The K-pop group along with Big Hit Entertainment donated $1 million to Black Lives Matter. Meanwhile, ARMY members are attempting to match their contribution, and they're half-way to their goal with $500,000 already raised.