Some celebrities, such as Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, showed up to say goodbye to George Floyd and show their support for his family. Actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum did not hesitate to attend the funeral of George Floyd (who died at the hands of a police officer, who held him for nine minutes, without letting him breathe) so much to pay tribute to the man who has unleashed a whole global movement in the fight against racism, as to comfort a family broken in pain at the umpteenth example of police brutality towards the African American community.
When and where was George Floyd’s funeral?
The religious service took place last Tuesday (June 9, 2020) in the city of Houston , specifically in the ‘Fountain of Praise’ church, which was crowded with family and friends of the deceased, as well as numerous citizens who wanted to pay their respects and join the vindictive tone of the event.
The two interpreters, like the vast majority of those attending, wore sanitary masks to prevent possible coronavirus infections. The aforementioned memorial included numerous speeches to honor the memory of George Floyd , a well-loved man in his community, actively involved in public affairs, and also a former football player. The religious service was led by the reverend and activist Al Sharpton, who again recalled that social peace can only be achieved through justice.
Celebrities who Attended to George Floyd’s funeral
In addition to Jamie Fox and Channing Tatum , other well-known faces who attended or intervened in some way at the funeral, include singer Ne-Yo, who excitedly sang verses from the song ‘It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday’
Also in attendance was boxer Floyd Mayweather , who was responsible for paying the funeral expenses by donating a check in the amount of $ 85,000 (equivalent to 1.8 million pesos), NFL star JJ Watt and (surprisingly enough) the former Vice President of the United States and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (who sent a message of support and encouragement to the family through a video conference).