HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Rome Flynn, who shared his enjoy on the BLM marches and why there must be ‘unity’ amongst police and protesters.
Rome Flynn, 28, has been the usage of his superstar platform to unfold consciousness and display toughen for the Black Lives Matter motion. The How to Get Away With Murder actor and singer, who launched his newest hit, “Keep Me In Mind” in April, first joined protesters in Los Angeles following the tragic dying of George Floyd on May 25. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with the Emmy Award-winning famous person who defined what he witnessed right through the protests and why there will have to be “unity” amongst police and protesters right through the BLM initiative.
“When I was out there, I recognized that there were a lot of cops who were scared and a lot of them were not equipped and somewhat detached from reality to be able to understand the concept of what was actually happening,” Rome defined. “And there shouldn’t be a divide between what the police and what the protesters want. There should be unity and there’s not.”
“I’m Cuban and Black, but I’m perceived by anybody with negative prejudices as a Black man and our record with the police has always been tumultuous,” he endured. “It’s never really been a happy experience even when I’m on both sides of the situation. So being there and seeing how the police were interacting with the protesters, and also in our major cities across America, there is a glaring lack of leadership, lack of identity, and lack of sensitivity.”
The multi-talented famous person has been the usage of his social media platform to unfold consciousness concerning the reason and shared a video to Twitter on May 30 whilst attending a protest in Los Angeles. “I witnessed the police show up in riot gear forcefully hitting protesters with batons, shooting rubber bullets & tear gas to instigate what you see happening here,” he captioned the fast clip which confirmed the aftermath to what he says took place between police and protesters.
“We need police who are supposed to protect and serve the people that they work for in the community, to be able to have that training and it’s very clear that they don’t know,” the Bold and the Beautiful actor stated. “It’s one of those things where police officers are so used to coming into conflict, so the only way they know how to react is by force and try to be dominant in an aggressive way. When it’s our right to be able to protest and I feel like that’s the only time when things have ever made a real change in our society. So protests is our way to advocate towards real change and people have a right to be mad.”
Rome added why he feels it’s so “important” to make use of his social media platform to take a stand. “It’s pivotal because I have the luxury to reach that amount of people,” he stated. “I think that as creators and artists, it is also our job to be current with the reflection of life. I feel like that’s what art is, imitation of life. So I wouldn’t be an artist if I wasn’t able to reflect what was going on around me and try to project that to the people that follow me. I think it’s important to take a stand and pick a side.”