Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Yvette Nicole Brown Find a New Way to Protest Due to COVID-19

How to Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis, Self-Made Octavia Spencer, and The Big Fib’s Yvette Nicole Brown find a safer way to protest due to Covid-19.

Alexandria Jordan

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 5th, 2020 10:58 pm pst

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While everyone is gathering in large numbers protesting the nation against racism and police brutality, three phenomenal actresses found a different way to still take part. 

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown wanted to still participate in the protest but due to COVID-19 and being a caregiver for her 78 year father, she couldn’t take part in person, so she decided to safely participate by creating her own protest.

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The Big Fib host along with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, formed a “Tiny but Mighty” protest on the street corner of Studio City, Los Angeles. 

“My friends @octaviaspencer & @violadavis invited me to join them in protesting the horror our nation is collectively fighting as a small but MIGHTY, socially-distanced band of voices. I am grateful they included me,” Brown wrote on Instagram. 

All three ladies took to Instagram to post footage from their protest. How to Get Away with Murder star Viola Davis wrote, 

“The above was my elixir. My rage and pain, like many Black Americans is rooted in the depth of my soul. Too many years of being asked to numb it, has caused it to implode. But standing with these beautiful souls in protest and the reception of love and being seen was like a vaccine.”

Self-Made star Octavia Spencer shared, 

“The images of people from multi-generations, faiths, and ethnic groups coming together on one accord, resoundingly, for equality! So, for those of you who are feeling hurt or judged for speaking out for the first time, or are reticent to because you don’t know what to say. This is an awakening for you. Just as I don’t expect a newborn to walk as soon as it opens it’s eyes, I don’t expect you to be perfect. I expect you to be human, to see me as human.” 

Brown stated that people passing by showed support of their mini protest. 

“And I am even more grateful that as we commandeered this corner and shouted #BlackLivesMatter & #ICantBreathe in honor of all the lives we lost, we were greeted by horns, fists of all colors raised in the air in solidarity and even pizza gifted to us by Russ a man who lived across the street from the intersection we chose, who wanted to do HIS part to support the cause. For all these reasons and more, I believe we WILL make it to the other side of this, guys. And when we do, it will be because we came together as a nation and each fought the good fight in our own way, yet as one! Today was a good day!”

The “Tiny but Mighty” protestors creating their own version of protesting showed the world that it’s possible to still make a profound statement in your own individual way. 

We here at AfterBuzz TV are in full support of the Black Lives Matter movement, so please continue to tune in to our network daily for more coverage!

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Alexandria Jordan is an on-air host and red carpet correspondent with AfterBuzz TV and Black Hollywood Live. She is passionate about all things entertainment and loves connecting with people who share similar interests.

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