Selena Gomez recruits black leaders to take over her Instagram account


Selena Gomez has invited civil rights leaders to take over her Instagram account and use the platform to protest racism and police brutality.

The 27-year-old pop star has decided she’s not the right person to speak out on Black Lives Matter issues and so she has recruited academics and activists to offer her fans and followers insights into the problems that have sparked major global protests in the past week.

The Come & Get It singer, who shut down her official website and social media channels for the day earlier this week to support the Blackout Tuesday movement, took to Instagram on Thursday to lay down her intent, writing: “I have been struggling to know the right things to say to get the word out about this important moment in history. After thinking about how best to use my social media, I decided that we all need to hear more from Black voices.

“Over the next few days I will be highlighting influential leaders and giving them a chance to take over my Instagram so that they can speak directly to all of us. We all have an obligation to do better and we can start by listening with an open heart and mind.”