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David And Victoria Beckham Vow To Stay Silent For 8 Min 45 Sec To Honor George Floyd

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By Jeff Mazzeo

The whole Beckham family will go silent for 8 minutes and 45 seconds to honor George Floyd and show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday.

Victoria Beckham announced her family’s participation in the NAACP sponsored event in recognition of Floyd’s funeral. David and fam could not attend the memorial service in Minneapolis, Minnesota but through a few moments of silence, millions of people worldwide can honor George's memory. The special tribute works perfectly for Victoria, who encouraged her UK followers to join in.

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Her Whole Family Will Participate

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"As a family, we will be observing this moment of silence to honour and respect the life of #GeorgeFloyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. I hope you and your loved ones will join me this evening at 8:45pm UK time. xVB #8minutesand46seconds," Victoria captioned her announcement post.

David and she share 4 kids, Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15, and Harper, 8, so it is not easy to get any silence let alone almost 9 minutes, but it is obviously important to the whole family to show their support of equality and to honor George.

Using Her Voice

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Beckham voiced her support for the Black Lives Matter movement just days after the tragic death of George Floyd. She revealed that she was greatly moved by his passing and the response worldwide.

"I’ve been thinking a lot about it, and as a mother of four, what’s struck me the most is how important it is to not sit by and watch from the sidelines without doing anything. So as a family, we spent a lot of time this weekend talking and reading about the issue," she wrote on social media at the time.

"At first, it was about how shocked and devastated we all are that this still happens in 2020, but has turned more to how we can be actively anti-racist, how we can stand in solidarity with the black community (not just right now, but always), and how we can make a difference."

In addition to standing in solidarity, it’s our responsibility to speak out now and use our platforms for education, conversation and change. X VB," she concluded.

David Goes Dark On Blackout Tuesday

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David participated in #blackedoutTuesday where millions of people shared a black screen to show solidarity and demand justice for George.

"Black Lives Matter 🖤 #BlackOutTuesday," he simply captioned his black image.

He also spread the word to his 63 million followers that his family will go silent in honor of Floyd's funeral.

"As a family, we will be observing this moment of silence to honour and respect the life of #GeorgeFloyd and the Black Lives Matter movement. I hope you and your loved ones will join me this evening at 8:45pm UK time."

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