After the tragic death of George Floyd this week, people across the country protested against police brutality, and celebrities are offering their support by directly helping those who have gotten arrested for advocating in the streets. Case in point: Chrissy Teigen.
On Saturday, Teigen pledged to donate $200,000 to bail out protestors "in celebration of whatever the f— maga night is," referencing an earlier tweet by Donald Trump. She doubled her initial donation of $100,000 after a Twitter troll called the advocates "riots and criminals." "Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000," she replied.
In celebration of whatever the fuck maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000 https://t.co/axuJnazJkU— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
Anyhow fuck trump and keep going. be safe, stay hydrated, wear your mask and again, fuck Donald Trump.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 31, 2020
Timeline a maga shit show. Oh fuckin well.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 31, 2020
And KEEP THIS SAME ENERGY WHEN YOU VOTE. The worst thing that could happen is this all happening for nothing.— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 31, 2020
Meanwhile, other celebrities — including Jameela Jamil, Steve Carell, Seth Rogan, and Janelle Monáe — have donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit that helps pay bail for people who can't afford it on their own.
You can also donate to help bail out protestors who have been arrested via legal funds and organizations, including Black Visions Collective, The Bail Project, Brooklyn Bail Fund, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, or the ACLU.