In recent weeks actor John Boyega has emerged as one of the foremost voices in the entertainment industry speaking up about the wave of Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the globe.
Last month he took to Twitter and Instagram to speak passionately about the impact racism had on him and black communities.
His no-holds barred comments drew praise at the time but Boyega seemingly also acknowledged that his career could potentially suffer from talking so openly about racism.
“It’s not about career, it’s not about money…” he wrote in a tweet.
“All those things were just a part of my dream, just a part of working. That’s got nothing to do with how you treat people”.
Yesterday, Boyega made a powerful, emotive speech at a London Black Lives Matter protest, where he voiced those concerns again.
Speaking in front of a crowd of thousands, visibly choked with emotion, the 28 year-old actor spoke at length about racism and his hopes for the BLM movement.
“Black lives have always mattered”, he said at one point.
“We have always meant something [...] I need you to understand how painful this shit is. I need you to understand how painful it is to be reminded every day that your race means nothing and that isn’t the case anymore, that was never the case anymore”.
@YourAnonCentral @realDonaldTrump "Look I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this but, f**k that.”