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Hollywood celebrities’ ‘I Take Responsibility’ campaign comes under fire on social media

Many Hollywood celebrities have come together to speak out about racism in a video titled ‘I Take Responsibility’ but are facing criticism on social media for its poor production and disingenuous performances.

The #ITakeResponsibility campaign was produced in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). It featured actors like Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kristen Bell, Kesha, Justin Theroux, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore and others. Shot in black on white, each of the actors takes responsibility for “every unchecked moment”, “every unfair stereotype” and ignoring racist remarks.

The campaign calls for action and support from several organizations fighting against the oppression of people of color.

Watch the video here:

Although the video is about fighting racism and exposing police brutality against black people, it didn’t sit well with people on social media. Many criticized the actors for their flimsy lines and white privilege.

Take a look at some of the reactions here:

The campaign was also compared to another video from March in which celebrities sang John Lennon’s song Imagine. The video – which was intended to raise awareness about COVID-19 – had also been criticized.