The Young and the Restless Tristan Lake Leabu Speaks Out Against Racism

The Young and the Restless actor Tristan Lake Leabu recently shared an important message to his followers on social media. As a valuable member of the younger generation, he is one of the stars that is speaking out against racism. Keep reading to find out what the brave young man had to say.

Celebrities Taking A Stand

After George Floyd was brutally murdered by police, many people in America were outraged. As his death went viral, it shed light on America’s dirty little secret — that racism still exists in this country. The problem can no longer be ignored and people refuse to allow it to continue being swept under the rug.

Protesting and riots are nothing new, especially for those of us that are older. What is different is that for the first time, it seems that more people than ever are on board to end racism once and for all. This includes celebrities not just in the US, but all around the world. This is quite monumental in this history-making moment.

In the past, it was an unspoken “rule” that celebrities were not to get involved in political or hot topic matters. Now, we see practically everyone saying enough is enough. Celebrities are using their high-profile status and platforms to speak out against racism.

#BlackOutTuesday on Instagram

As most people are aware, many participated in #BlackOutTuesday earlier this week. This includes soap stars, including from The Young and the Restless, Days of Our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, and General Hospital. Tristan Lake Leabu (Reed Hellstrom) is one of those that took part. But he went beyond that by sharing a powerful message.

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We Are One. There is but one race, the human race, and I will not stand for the mistreatment of any group of people based on prejudice. To be human is to be nuanced. Yes, there are good police officers, but that doesn’t matter right now. What matters is how we have accepted the perpetuation and perpetration of systems that condone and enact heinous crimes against people of color. Black lives matter, despite the actions of our police force. Despite the actions of our government. Despite the fact that our laws have cornered a large portion of black Americans into the lowest socioeconomic class. Despite the fact that because of those circumstances, the people subjected to that treatment are subsequently suffering from many health issues. Despite the fact that they have been the number one hit community in the American Covid 19 pandemic. Despite the mass incarceration of African American males; the neoslavery that we have collectively deemed A-OK. Despite the fact that a young African American child has to live their life in fear of being accused of a crime they never committed and killed by a police officer. Despite the blatant treatment as a second class citizen, Black. Lives. Matter. Period. Because of the society that we have cultivated, they matter all the more. This has to stop. Let’s all experience the end of this mistreatment in our lifetimes. Let’s be the generation to say that we were the ones to acknowledge the problem and put our fucking foot down. Let’s rise up and show these racist, hate filled, pieces of shit that love will always overcome, and they were wrong. For far too long, they were wrong. It’s not too late to learn. It’s never too late to love. Let’s stand up and make a change. Black Lives Matter. I love you all. #blackouttuesday

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Y&R: Tristan Lake Leabu’s Message

On Instagram, the young man had this to say,“… Black lives matter, despite the actions of our police force. Despite the actions of our government. Despite the fact that our laws have cornered a large portion of black Americans into the lowest socioeconomic class. Despite the fact that because of those circumstances, the people subjected to that treatment are subsequently suffering from many health issues. Despite the fact that they have been the number one hit community in the American COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the mass incarceration of African American males; the neo-slavery that we have collectively deemed A-OK.”

Leabu continued,“… Let’s be the generation to say that we were the ones to acknowledge the problem and put our f**king foot down… It’s not too late to learn. It’s never too late to love. Let’s stand up and make a change. Black Lives Matter. I love you all.”

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