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British Greek-Cypriot Peter Andre Posts about Racism and Black Lives Matter

LONDON, UK – Peter Andre, singer, songwriter, businessman, and television personality was born in England to Greek Cypriot parents and posted about racism and his own personal experience after seeing an interview on Good Morning Britain (GMB) between Piers Morgan and a lawyer defending Thomas Lane, one of the police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd, the Daily Mail (DM) reported on June 8.

The American lawyer, Earl Gray, told Morgan and his GMB co-host Susanna Reid that there is “no race issue,” DM reported.

Gray then added that one of the Minneapolis police officers involved is black and another is Asian and told Morgan and Reid that “they don’t know what they’re talking about,” and concluded the interview by “slamming his laptop shut,” DM reported.

After seeing the interview on GMB, Andre felt compelled to share his thoughts on social media. Andre’s family moved to Australia from London when he was six years old and noted in his Instagram post that “we had racism thrown at us left right and centre for years,” DM reported.

The full text of Andre’s Instagram post follows: “@piersmorgan @susannareid100 you are right, right, right. Seeing this man smirk and smile made me so mad. Change is coming though. Now that people can finally film these atrocities, means that we are finally waking up and seeing what has been happening for years. Racism has been rife for hundreds and thousands of years against many cultures and races. What is infuriating though is when people almost disregard what is being protested and come back with ‘All Lives matter.’ No one ever questioned that. But for all lives to matter means that BLACK LIVES MATTER. Oh man.. very sad times.

“Both my parents are Greek and we had racism thrown at us left right and centre for years. When you see or experience racism. When you see it happen to people over and over again. When you see what happened to George Floyd, you can’t just sit back and say nothing. It’s not right, it never has been. #endracism #blacklivesmatter.”

The post is available on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBLbmM9hJDc/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link.

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