The 16-year-old daughter of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen is speaking out against racism after the brutal murder of George Floyd, and she is making the clear statement she understands being the benefactor of ‘white privilege.’
In a lengthy Instagram post, Sami Sheen, details her experience as the white daughter of two very wealthy and famous parents, and the realization that because of that privilege, she has never been harmed due to the color of her skin.
Sheen, who appears alongside her mother on ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ shared the message alongside several images of ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests for Floyd’s death.
“I have white privilege,” she began.
She continued, “I have never feared being pulled over by the cops. i have never been judged, harmed, discriminated, or MURDERED because of my skin color. if you have white privilege, acknowledge & recognize it. racism isn’t getting worse, it’s just being recorded. enough is enough. it makes me sick that people are STILL STAYING SILENT!”
The 16-year-old reality star asked her Instagram followers, “How can you continue to watch thousands of black lives being taken by brutal police officers and not be angry, or sad?? makes me question if you even have a soul at this point. please use your voice, donate, raise awareness, & sign petitions!!”
The public statement follows her mother Denise Richard’s sharing of a “Justice For George Floyd” photograph with the message, “My heart aches for his family and loved ones & the devastation seeing a visual they’ll never forget & neither should we??#justiceforgeorgefloyd.”
Sami continued, “If you are not angry, you are not paying attention. please educate yourself on racism. we need to put an end to it. people can’t even protest without getting pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, or tear gassed.. i pray that the world doesn’t stay evil forever, and i will always, always do my best to be the voice of the unheard. #blacklivesmatter #enoughisenough #restinpeacegeorgefloyd.”
As we reported, several A-list celebrities are using their platforms and large followings to pay tribute to George Floyd, and to stand up against racism and police brutality.