Matthew Perry speaks out against 'systemic racism', says he wants to be a 'better ally to every black person'

Matthew Perry on Saturday addressed his white privilege and expressed his wish to be a 'better' ally for the Black community who face racism in the United States

FP Staff June 06, 2020 12:54:11 IST
Matthew Perry speaks out against 'systemic racism', says he wants to be a 'better ally to every black person'

Joining scores of other Hollywood celebrities, Friends actor Matthew Perry on Saturday addressed his white privilege and expressed his wish to be a "better" ally for the black community who face systemic racism in the United States.

Matthew Perry speaks out against systemic racism says he wants to be a better ally to every black person

Matthew Perry | Twitter

In an Instagram post, Perry posted two pictures, one of which read, 'it is a privilege to learn about racism, rather than experience racism.'

The 50-year-old actor expressed his concern over "systematic racism" in the US.

"Though I am from Canada, I am a white man living in America, which means I am privileged," he wrote.

"I don't know how to fix everything that is wrong, but I want to learn how to be a better ally for every Black person affected by systemic racism. I intend to put my money where my mouth is, but for now, allow me to say: #BlackLivesMatter," his caption further read.

Check out Matthew Perry's post below

After the demise of an African-American man George Floyd and the consequent protests, many celebrities have voiced their concern against racism in the country.

Floyd had died in police custody on 25 May, after Derek Chauvin, a police officer, knelt on his neck for around eight minutes.

Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder by a Minnesota court.

(With inputs from Asian News International)

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