As Gal Gadot organizes a stirring all-celebrity acoustic version of Fight The Power (which I’m sure she’ll release on Blackout Tuesday) to show her solidarity with the Black Lives Matters protesters, other famous types have opened up their purse and donated to organizations and bail funds like Black Visions Collective, Reclaim The Block, Unicorn Riot, The George Floyd Memorial Fund, the National Bail Fund Network, and many more. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds also opened up their purse and announced that they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. And while announcing their donation, Blake and Ryan mentioned past mistakes they’ve made when it comes to racism in this country. That caused many of us to throw eyes at Blake NotSoLively’s past “AH DO DECLARE” moments of messiness.
Blake and Ryan posted the same five-part statement on their own Instagram pages, saying that they are ashamed of being uneducated in the past about racism and they will use their privilege to be an ally including voting in all elections. They added that they are educating their children about racism differently than their parents did (CALL YOUR PARENTS OUT!), and also mention their past mistakes. They didn’t get into the details of those past mistakes, but they might be talking about getting married on a plantation and Preserve.us, the Antebellum-obsessed nightmare fart that Blake pooted out after saying, “I want to make a site like Goop but worse!”
I thought that my brain had successfully flushed away all memories of Preserve.us, but I guess not. And while thinking of Preserve.us, I thought of another racism-spewing mess from the past. I actually went to Paula Deen’s Instagram to see if she donated toward the Black Lives Matter movement. And right after I did that, I Googled “Does Urgent Care do brain reboots?” since mine is obviously broken.