She’s one of the most popular celebrities on Instagram, and now Selena Gomez is sharing her platform with the Black community…
The 27-year-old Mexican American singer/actress, who has nearly 180 million followers on IG, is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement by inviting Black leaders and anti-racist organizations to take over her account.
Gomez announced on her Instagram account that the takeover would begin on Friday, June 5 as she seeks to amplify Black voices on her platforms.
“We all have an obligation to do better and we can start by listening with an open heart and mind,” Gomez said in her post.
“I have been struggling to know the right things to say to get the word out about this important moment in history,” Gomez wrote. “After thinking about how best to use my social media, I decided that we all need to hear more from Black voices. Over the next few days I will be highlighting influential leaders and giving them a chance to take over my Instagram so that they can speak directly to all of us. We all have an obligation to do better and we can start by listening with an open heart and mind.”