Celebrities and athletes support Breonna Taylor fight through fashion – Footwear News
It’s been 151 days from Breonna Taylor was killed at the hands of the police. The 26-year-old black medical worker was shot and killed eight times in her Louisville, Ky. Apartment in March by officers who what was widely viewed as a botched raid. Since then, calls for justice have reverberated across the country with protests – on social media and elsewhere – demanding the arrest of the officers who killed Taylor.
At the same time, celebrities, designers and athletes have lent their support to the movement, many using fashion to make declarative statements about the issues at the heart of Taylor’s death.
On the 150th day since Taylor’s murder, black-and-brown-owned lifestyle brand Phenomenal kicked off its action campaign, launching a “Justice For Breonna Taylor” t-shirt, priced at $ 45.
The t-shirt was created in partnership with the Breonna Taylor Foundation to which all profits will be donated. The launch comes with the help of the WNBA, which in July dedicated the season to Taylor and the Say Her Name movement, which educates black women victims of police violence. Players including Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Alysha Clark and A’ja Wilson wore the T-shirt.
Meanwhile, stars such as Regina King, Neicy Nash, Olivia Wilde, Jessica Alba, Busy Phillipps, Nina Dobrev, Christina Milian, Sarah Paulson, Mandy Moore, Meagan Good, Retta and others posted a photo of them on Instagram, wearing the T-shirt, with the same message: “IIt has been 150 days since Breonna Taylor was murdered in her sleep by Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, and her killers have not been charged. Too often, black women who die of police violence are forgotten. Let’s stay loud, keep asking for justice for Breonna and her family, and SAY HER NAME.
Designers such as Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim were also seen in the t-shirt.
Buy the t-shirt here.