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Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, has called upon all of Hollywood to strike in response to the Jacob Blake shooting.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Cullors said that Hollywood could be a tremendous help to the Black Lives Matter movement if all of the unions, which have been severely hurt by the pandemic, would halt work to push for change.

“I think it’s time for talent, writers, executives, the guild and SAG to show up for Black lives as well,” Cullors said. “Join this strike. Now is the time and our movement is really looking to unions to step in in a particular way and say ‘We’re going to hold back on allowing for the exploitation and the degradation of Black communities to continue under our watch.’ I think Hollywood can really show up in this moment.”

Cullors said that the strike will focus on getting President Trump out of office and forcing the Democratic Party to deliver on their promises to the black community.

“People are tired of having to say the same thing over and over again, and not seeing the change that we deserve from either party, frankly,” she said. “I think the work that we’re up against right now is to ensure that we can get Trump out of office, but also ensure that we can get the Democratic Party to truly create policies that will make sure that Black people are protected from vigilantes and from police torture.”

On Thursday, after several teams voted to boycott the remaining NBA season due to the Blake shooting, ESPN Senior NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted that a source indicated the playoffs will continue after a brief strike. Shams Charania of The Athletic confirmed that sources indicated the games could resume as early as Friday or this weekend.

Also on Thursday, actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted that he will be delaying the launch of his new Under Armour collection in solidarity with Jacob Blake and his family.

“Out of respect for Jacob Blake & his family we’ll postpone our @projectrock @underarmour PR3 launch today. I’ll keep you posted on our relaunch date. Unbelievable we’re here again. Shot 7xs. In the back. In front of his kids. There’s no progress without humanity,” he tweeted.

Though Patrisse Cullors has simply called for Hollywood to strike in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube blatantly called for Hollywood to give black people reparations for its racist past.

“Virtually all the studios who contributed in our narrative, in our pain, in our misrepresentation, in stealing our history and giving it to white people for over a 100 years, so I think these studios that we know and love should kick in to a studio that’s ran by black people with no outside influences, and whose movies and projects are owned by those black people,” he said on “The Breakfast Club.”

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Jim August 30, 2020
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BLM, absolutely, however BLM is not interested in black lives, they're Marxist led gangs bent on Anarchy by being thugs looting, burning and destroying property or antagonizing anyone in their way. The leaders of these ravaged cities are guilty of incompetence and lack the judgement to contain these rioters by not establishing and maintaining law enforcement and allowing them to protect the citizens., Cowards all!
Anthony August 30, 2020
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I just have one question for her. If they don't will you fall down and have a whinny cry because not everyone is bowing to your silly little demands? I know Hollywood really does not care about you, they only care about how much money will they make and how the world adore them when they give pennies from their riches for causes they think will buy them into heaven when they die.
Stu August 30, 2020
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Lmao. Lol. Hahahah.
Taterrr August 30, 2020
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Just an IDIOT Asking IDIOTS to be more STEWPID. We dont really give a RATS ASS about the HOLLYWHACKS anymore anyway. Pixar will soon take over an they LIKE YOU will have to find JOBS. YES JOBS. This lil trickle of money will soon run out an NOBODY is gonna hire YOU.
mike dar August 30, 2020
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Personally I'm very glad she is running her mouth. People are seeing what Marxism entails, that Socialism creates only two classes, the poor and rich... Socialists. Being a Union Member means nothing when there are not jobs to go to and wages are crushed... Socialism 101. Liberal wealthy pay attention... your number is coming up also, your turn in the barrel is coming... this is SJW B.S. that you supported on steroids... you asked for it to entertain yourselves, mark yourselves as having good intents outside of patting yourselves on the back, getting richer.... thinking you have some value outside of money.... now they will come for you too,
Intellectual Impaler August 30, 2020
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I'm buying stock in Hasbro/Milton Bradley, Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo because this will be the entertainment from now on.
Intellectual Impaler August 30, 2020
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“I think it’s time for talent, writers, executives, the guild and SAG to show up for Black lives as well,” Cullors said. “Join this strike. Now is the time and our movement is really looking to unions to step in in a particular way and say ‘We’re going to hold back on allowing for the exploitation and the degradation of Black communities to continue under our watch.’ I think Hollywood can really show up in this moment.” If anybody whoever been in a Union knows the history. The origins of any Union was based on violence. The "particular way" would only mean the violence. “People are tired of having to say the same thing over and over again, and not seeing the change that we deserve from either party, frankly,” she said. “I think the work that we’re up against right now is to ensure that we can get Trump out of office, but also ensure that we can get the Democratic Party to truly create policies that will make sure that Black people are protected from vigilantes and from police torture.” IS that all you want from Democrats? Protection from police? Wow. What about school choice, jobs, opportunity zones, funding HBCU's, the First Step Act in Justice Reform? Seems the Republicans have done more for the Black Community than the Democrats in 50 years.
Paul L August 29, 2020
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Not request but DEMAND they shut down. They should not because of the current situation, but because nothing good has come out of Hollywood for years.
MAC August 29, 2020
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Hey skank, Hollywierd doesn’t dance to your tune. They adhere to the PPC for instructions and you ain’t da Boss.
LST August 29, 2020
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Somone get the bitch a new crack pipe and a 24" dildo, maybe that would shut her up.
Stephen Russell August 29, 2020
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Yes Go on strike for 100 days OK, awesome Hoorah Yes
Michael A Heath Sr. August 29, 2020
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This girl is a complete idiot and not really worthy of all this attention. Just arrest and prosecute her. There's a place already fixed up for her sorry, stupid ass !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
kodster August 29, 2020
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ROFLMAO! Okay, go ahead, Hollyweird! You've already lost so much money because people have become awakened to your evil pedophilia, Satanic ritual abuse ways, that we're not paying ya'll any attention any more. You've been relegated to the trash heap, for the most part. We only pay attention to you to see what else you idiots say, trying to hurt us, but laugh at you all the way to the bank as we save OUR money, and your bank accounts are being depleted that you are leaving southern California for other pastures, thanks to the taxation of Communist California. So, go right ahead, boycott us! We won't miss you one bit.
Ray August 29, 2020
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Yeah that will never happen they like to talk and tweet but when it comes to them giving up their money that’s another thing.
MINNETTE N HUGHES August 29, 2020
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SHE NEEDS A GOOD 1963............................................!
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