Kate Beckinsale is speaking up after someone tried to ruin her post honoring the late Breonna Taylor. Sharing a post calling for justice for the 26-year-old black emergency room technician, who was off work and sleeping in her Louisville, Kentucky home when police used a battering ram to enter the apartment on a “no-knock warrant,” meaning they did not have to give warning before entering the residence. Her boyfriend, who reportedly thought they were robbers, grabbed his gun for defense and police fired, striking Breonna at least eight times.
According to The Louisville Courier Journal, police were looking for drugs and thought they were being sold out of her apartment. No drugs were found but Breonna Taylor lost her life. Much like the rest of the people around the world, Kate Beckinsale is using her voice to call on justice for Breonna Taylor, which quickly sparked controversy in her comment section. Addressing the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, the “Underworld” actress asked Greg Fischer to do the right thing.
“I join thousands of others in asking you to bring posthumous justice to Breonna Taylor, who was shot eight times in her bed by the Louisville Metro Police after they invaded her apartment looking for a drug trafficker already in custody,” her post stated. Quoting Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, she said, “‘I want justice for her. I want them to say her name. There’s no reason Breonna should be dead at all.'” Calling it a “small request in the face of huge injustice,” Kate Beckinsale didn’t stop there.
“Breonna Taylor was an award-winning emergency medical technician and first responder in Louisville, who loved helping her patients and her community, and who made other people’s lives better,” she added. “She protected you and your city. Now it’s your responsibility to show her the same respect.” While several followers applauded Kate Beckinsale for taking a stand, others immediately slammed the star, telling her that if she’s going to talk about Breonna’s death then she needs to discuss David Dorn because “all lives matter.”
David Dorn was a black retired police captain who was fatally shot while responding to an alarm at a pawnshop earlier this week. “Ok, now do David Dorn. #alllivesmatter,” one person wrote, to which Kate Beckinsale quickly clapped back. “What’s really sad is you being pushy on a post about a woman’s death and saying ‘what about someone else’ actually does a disservice to the person you are trying to illuminate,” she fired off. “It’s a fucking tragedy too but you will stop people from honoring him since you are being mean spirited and co-opting him with a slogan which offends.”
Urging the hater to “serve him better,” she added, “All these deaths are tragic and could ALL have been avoided. ALL. Someone posting about one does not imply not caring about another.” She continued before warning, “Don’t make a fight where there isn’t a fight it’s disrespecting both and all.”