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Johnny Depp Demands An End To Racism In New Instagram Post: 'I Beg Everyone To Listen'

Johnny Depp is breaking his silence on the Black Lives Matter protests happening across America and the world.

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The *Pirates Of The Caribbean* star, who is new to social media, took to his Instagram this week to post a video of his friend Killer Mike making a powerful speech about racism.

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Alongside the clip, Johnny shared some powerful words about the protests and systematic oppression happening in the USA right now.

"As the majority of American people, our global community and our extended family of humans helplessly watched a man die on television… I too, was exposed to the atrocity of blatant barbarism, ruthless cruelty and unmitigated lack of humanity," he began.

"A handcuffed man, pleading for his life lay prone with the full weight of a man sworn to defend the peace on his neck."

"The victim of this heinous act of cowardice, George Floyd, told the officers that he could not breathe. As he called for his dead mother, how could our collective hearts not break as his face was ground and mashed firmly into the pavement by those sworn to protect him, and all of us?"

"Justice, I desperately hope, will address the horror of Officer Chauvin’s nonchalance and indifference to his participation in the agony, suffering and ultimately the murder of our fellow traveler George Floyd in a grotesque illustration of the abuse of power!!!"

He continued:"There is no way to make sense of what is senseless. There is no way to restore a life that has been taken. Just as there is no way to un-break a heart that is broken."

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"What we can do is make a vow to ourselves that racism and the ignorance inherent in such judgmental ugliness that it gives birth to, is NO LONGER AN OPTION!!! THERE MUST BE A CHANGE!!! DEMAND IT!!!!"

"My dear friend and brother, Killer Mike - (Run The Jewels), is a brilliant musician, artist, activist for social justice and the son of an Atlanta Policeman. He is also, one of the kindest, most caring and loving human beings that I’ve ever had the pleasure and honor to know!!!"

Johnny concluded: "I beg everyone to listen to the remarks of this true statesman. True statesmen have never been so needed, and they’ve never been in such short supply."

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