Chloe x Halle Honor George Floyd and Breonna Taylor During NFL Kickoff Performance

For the NFL season kickoff Chloe x Halle performed the national anthem while wearing shirts with pictures of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

By Cydney Contreras Sep 11, 2020 2:45 AMTags
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Chloe x Halle honored George Floyd and Breonna Taylor during their rendition of the national anthem.

For the NFL season kickoff on Sept. 10, the sisters took part in a pre-recorded performance, with Chloe wearing a t-shirt featuring a picture of Taylor and the phrase "Say Her Name" emblazoned across the chest. Likewise, Halle wore one with a photo of Floyd. 

The artists were praised on social media for using this moment to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement and their continued pursuit of justice for Taylor and Floyd. 

It's been nearly six months since Taylor was fatally shot by police officers executing a no-knock search warrant in her Kentucky home. The incident resulted in the firing of detective Brett Hankison, but no one has been charged with killing the 26-year-old.

Floyd's death, however, led to the arrests and indictment of the four police officers involved. An attorney for officer Derek Chauvin requested the charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter be dismissed but the presiding judge declined his request, according to CNN.

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Both Taylor and Floyd's deaths sparked outrage across the country.

As peaceful protests took place across the country in June, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that he and the NFL failed to properly address players' concerns regarding racial inequality. "We, the NFL, condemn racism and the systematic oppression of Black People. We, the NFL, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest. We, the NFL, believe Black Lives Matter," he said in the video discussing the matter. 

Players are now permitted to kneel during the national anthem, an act of protest against police brutality and racial inequality first popularized by Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

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During Thursday night's game between the Texans and Chiefs, the Texans opted to remain inside the locker room for performances of the National Anthem and "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing."

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