‘Euphoria’ Actress Storm Reid Uses Platform For Social Activism

Storm Reid, who plays Zendaya’s younger sister Gia in Euphoria, encouraged other American citizens to become registered voters this past Tuesday. The 17-year-old American actress is known for using her Instagram platform with over a million followers, to advocate for social and political causes.

Reid continued her social media activism when new details emerged regarding the death of Breonna Taylor. Officers fatally shot the 26-year-old EMT over six months ago, but her case helped spark a nation-wide resurgence of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

A grand jury indicted only one of the three officers involved, Brett Hankison, on Wednesday. The former detective was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and not on any charges leading to Taylor’s death as many hoped would be the case. Reid once again took to Instagram to voice her own concerns as a young Black woman in America.

The Euphoria actress added to the national conversation on police brutality in an open and live discussion broadcasted through Facebook Watch. The activist joined TV personality Steve Harvey and others to explain the implications police brutality has on young Black people.

“I am very cognizant that this is a systematic and cultural problem,” Reid responded in the video. “It has to start with the people who are doing the injustices, that’s what I believe.”

Zendaya was less outspoken than her co-star, but she acknowledged Taylor’s case by retweeting a statement from Bernice Albertine King. Daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, the minister tweeted her condolences to the family who knew Taylor “before her name became a hashtag.”

The clothing retail company H&M, teamed up with a number of creators and fashionistas for their new digital campaign. Among those selected was our very own Barbie Ferreira, known to Euphoria viewers as the body-positive and fearless Kat Hernandez.

Ferreira posed in the limited-edition fall/winter collection before it became available online Sept. 24th. The H&M Studio AW20 collection features pops of color and plenty of ‘70 disco vibes while also altering between “hyper feminine and ultra-masculine tailoring.”

Earlier last week it was announced Euphoria actor Algee Smith will star opposite to Chloe Grace Moretz in sci-fi film Mother/Andriod. The Miramax production follows Smith and Moretz as they portray a fictional couple caught in an unexpected war against artifical intelligence. The HBO series regular shared his excitement for the project on Instagram.

Sydney Sweeney captivated followers after posting images from her photoshoot for international magazine, Numéro. The 23-year-old actress posed for the cover of Numéro Netherlands third issue: Dream. In her caption, the Euphoria regular thanked a number of people involved with the shoot and hinted that there’s more to come.

“My muse, forever, and ever. Thank you for always trusting me! ,” expressed photographer Damon Baker in the comment section.

Last but not least for this week’s Euphoria cast update is everyone’s favorite Bob Ross fan Lexi Howard. Maude Apatow, who plays the loyal Euphoria friend and sister, wished her friend Cameron Azoff a happy 22nd birthday. Apatow snapped a selfie of her and Azoff wearing facemasks while spending time together outside on his special day. Apatow posted the photo on her Instagram story Sunday, Sept. 27th.

Azoff is a photographer known for a variety of street photos throughout Los Angeles. He’s recognized for his black and white photography style, which he sometimes shares with nearly 60,000 Instagram followers.

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Natalie Benoit

Natalie Benoit is a bilingual multimedia student journalist at Emerson College working on her bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in public relations. She is a fall 2020 virtual intern for AfterBuzz TV who hopes to pursue a career in entertainment news reporting and producing. Benoit is a huge fan of action packed fantasies and teen angst shows, including Money Heist, The Witcher, and Euphoria. She's also an avid TikTok user and enjoys watching YouTube videos from different creators.