Marshmello took to social media to share a screenshot of a $50,000 payment he made to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, a major legal organization who “seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.”
“I’ve always remained neutral with my platform but just like you underneath this costume i am human and this is my tipping point…,” he tweeted. “Black culture and influence play a big part in the music i make. the systematic racism and injustices that the black community face on a daily basis is something that no white person can relate to or begin to understand.”
“Racism should never be tolerated and it is up to our generation to be the change especially in times when our government can’t unite us.”
“It is up to us to bring justice for George Floyd and the countless others who lost their lives and ultimately bring this hateful racist complex crumbling to the ground.”
“If you are a real fan of mine you will do your part to stand up and join us.”
“I stand with you and encourage others with means to contribute ANYTHING they can to worthy causes that support,” he captioned the post.
Marshmello has been vocal about Floyd’s death and the nationwide protests that ensued, taking to Twitter to share his thoughts on May 30th. “Black culture and influence play a big part in the music I make,” he wrote. “The systematic racism and injustices that the black community face on a daily basis is something that no white person can relate to or begin to understand.”
Marshmello also shared a list of other charitable organizations he supports, including the Color of Change, National Bail Out, Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, and Black Visions Collective.