In a statement on her website emblazoned with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, Kim Kardashian gets personal discussing the recent shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, saying that she was “appalled and heartbroken” after she watched the videos of their murders. “I want my children to grow up knowing that their lives matter. I do not ever want to have to teach my son to be scared of the police, or tell him that he has to watch his back because the people we are told to trust — the people who ‘protect and serve’ — may not be protecting and serving him because of the color of his skin,” Kardashian writes. “The last thing we need is to fuel anger with more hate or violence, especially toward the many incredible police officers who risk their lives every single day to protect our families and communities.” Kardashian ends, “Hashtags are not enough. This must end now,” with links to GoFundMe pages for the Sterling and Castile families.
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