ZAYN SPEAKS OUT AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AMIDST GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS: Zayn posted a message on social media addressing the current protests taking place across the U.S. and the world. “What is happening right now is exactly what happens when you leave a wound untreated and act obliviously in its constant presence,” he wrote. “This uprising has escalated due to the racism, ignorance, and arrogance that burdens America and the World.” “I am deeply saddened by every act of discrimination and cannot stay silent,” he concluded, directing his followers to a link in his bio with ways in which they can help.
SOPHIE ELLIS-BEXTOR RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER BIKE ACCIDENT: Sophie Ellis-Bextor was rushed to a hospital after a bike accident. The “Murder on the Dancefloor” singer shared a black and white selfie from her hospital bed that shows her with cuts and bruises on her arm and a black eye after she fell “down the side of the Thames.” The singer also thanked a passerby who helped out her and husband Richard Jones after the accident. The singer has been delighting fans during lockdown with her “kitchen discos,” which came to a close last Friday.
THE WEEKND CALLS ON MUSIC INDUSTRY TO TAKE ACTION, GIVE ‘BIG’: The Weeknd is calling on the music industry to take action and give “big” when it comes to addressing racial inequality. In an Instagram post Tuesday, the singer encouraged music labels, streaming services and music executives to donate generously to social justice causes following George Floyd’s death. On Tuesday, many in the music industry observed #BlackoutTuesday, a day of silent protest meant to show solidarity with the black community in the wake of Floyd’s death. On Monday, The Weeknd donated $500,000 to organizations supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.