Remember when celebrities were pouring buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of ALS? Well now, Samuel L. Jackson wants the same attention paid to civil rights. In a post on his Facebook page yesterday (Dec. 13), the actor called out his fellow stars to start another viral craze, this time in the form of song.
“All you celebrities out there who poured ice water on your head, he said. “Here’s a chance to do something else. I challenge all of you to sing the ‘We ain’t gonna stop ‘’til people are free’ song.”
He then shared the song, which includes the “I Can’t Breathe” mantra that has been employed for nationwide protests against police brutality:
I can hear my neighbor cryin’ ‘I can’t breathe’ / Now I’m in the struggle and I can’t leave. / Callin’ out the violence of the racist police. / We ain’t gonna stop, ‘til people are free. / We ain’t gonna stop, ‘til people are free.
Stars who participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge include: Rihanna, Eminem, G-Unit, Kevin Hart, LeBron James, Oprah, Tyler Perry, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian and many others. Jackson’s jingle could make a pretty big statement if all these stars accepted his challenge.