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People are mocking video of white celebrities pledging to 'take responsibility' for racism.

People are mocking video of white celebrities pledging to 'take responsibility' for racism.

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In times of mass protesting and political unrest, many look to their favorite celebrities to see what they're saying, and it doesn't always turn out productive.

Regardless of their upbringing, the most visible celebrities often live a life sheltered by wealth and the halo effect, so their ability to connect to the concerns of working class fans and activists can easily splinter.

This disconnect was made abundantly evident when Coronavirus hit and a group of celebrities covered John Lennon's "Imagine" to comfort the unemployed masses, things got even worse when Black Lives Matter protests sparked across the country and celebrities continued to miss the mark.

Today, a group of celebrities released a well-intentioned video that has sparked even more backlash from tired people online, with many calling it performative.

The video, which includes the likes of Sarah Paulson, Kesha, Kristen Bell, Aaron Paul, Stanley Tucci, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Debra Messing announces a new campaign called #ITakeResponsibility. The campaign was launched by a production company Confluential Content, in partnership with the NAACP, and urges white people to take responsibility for their own complicity in racism (both overt and covert).

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