Jennifer Lawrence Is Officially on Twitter & She’s Using Her Platform to Fight Racial Injustice
Looks like Jennifer Lawrence is going back on her statement that she would “never join social media.” We guess it just took the right cause to give her that extra push.
As of Tuesday, the Silver Linings Playbook star is officially on Twitter (@JLawrence_RepUs) and she used her first post to share information about the organization Represent Us, of which she is a board member. If you’re unfamiliar, Represent Us is the largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign aimed at “stopping political bribery, ending secret money and fixing broken elections.”
Nearly 1 in 4 Black men in America will be locked up at some point in their life. In this short video, @omarepps & @desmondmeade explain how corruption has broken our criminal justice system?& what we can do to fix it. #UnbreakingAmerica #JusticeForSale https://t.co/nBgujzH2BH pic.twitter.com/Jhw4Jtav5L? Jennifer Lawrence - Represent.Us (@JLawrence_RepUs) June 16, 2020
“Nearly 1 in 4 Black men in America will be locked up at some point in their life,” she wrote in a tweet alongside a clip. “In this short video, @omarepps & @desmondmeade explain how corruption has broken our criminal justice system—& what we can do to fix it.”
And she didn’t stop there. The following day, the 29-year-old actress shared her second tweet, featuring a personal statement about seeking justice for Breonna Taylor.
"I join all those who are speaking out against this grave injustice, calling upon Attorney General Daniel Cameron to take immediate action to hold those responsible for her death accountable,” part of Lawrence’s statement read. “We must not allow the erasure of Black women to continue in America.”
While we’re happy to see Lawrence on social media, we’re even happier that it’s for a good cause.