10 Best/Worst Celebrity #BlackLivesMatter Statements (PHOTOS)

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10 Best/Worst Celebrity #BlackLivesMatter Statements (PHOTOS)

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10 Best/Worst Celebrity #BlackLivesMatter Statements (PHOTOS)

With racial relations at a low and violence at a high, Hollywood stars with millions of social media followers have the power to influence and lead the conversation. Many do so productively, explaining why #BlackLivesMatter. Others… not so much.

Click through the slideshow above to see the best and worst celebrity responses to the violence of the past few months.

10 Best/Worst Celebrity #BlackLivesMatter Statements (PHOTOS)
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Worst: Brody Jenner

Worst: Brody Jenner

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After reposting friend Taylor Mosher's above Instagram, this reality star deleted the post and apologized on his own Instagram.

"After taking some time to reflect and learn a lot over the last few days, I want to address my careless and misguided posts last weekend," he wrote. "Having done more research into the Black Lives Matter movement ... I realize that my comments weren't thoughtful or substantiated. I spoke out of turn on a subject I wasn't particularly educated on."

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BEST: "My Life Matters" Participants

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BEST: "My Life Matters" Participants

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For "My Life Matters" — a video series from the organization Blackout For Human Rights — celebs like Power star LaLa Anthony, Selma director Ava DuVernay, and Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil describe all the milestones they've reached only because they haven't been one of the innocent black individuals killed by police.

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BEST: Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, & More

BEST: Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Chris Rock, Taraji P. Henson, & More

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Alicia Keys and the We Are Here Movement teamed up for a Mic video entitled "23 Ways You Could Be Killed If You Are Black in America," which she and a couple dozen other celebrities list all the "crimes" seemingly punishable by death, i.e. the innocuous things black individuals like Eric Garner and Sandra Bland were killed over.

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BEST: Jay Z

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BEST: Jay Z

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On July 7, just after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, this Brooklyn rapper released “Spiritual” on Tidal, a song about police brutality.

“No, I am not poison / Just a boy from the hood that / Got my hands in the air in despair,” he raps in the song’s hook. “Don’t shoot / I just wanna do good”

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WORST: Mischa Barton

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WORST: Mischa Barton

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This O.C. alum became an Internet pariah for her July 7 Instagram post mourning the loss of Alton Sterling — because the photo showed her looking sad while dressed in a black bikini and riding a speeding yacht.

Mischa apologized on Twitter, but she did so defensively: "I'm human, I'm not perfect, and I'm sorry if my Instagram post went out of context. I didn't mean to offend anyone."

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BEST: Beyoncé

BEST: Beyoncé

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“We are sick and tired of the killings of young men and women in our communities. It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they ‘stop killing,’” the Lemonade star wrote in a letter on her website.

“We don't need sympathy. We need everyone to respect our lives. We're going to stand up as a community and fight against anyone who believes that murder or any violent action by those who are sworn to protect us should consistently go unpunished.”

She also paused her July 7 concert in Glasgow, Scotland, for a moment of silence, with the names of police brutality victims projected on the screen behind her.

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WORST: Becky G

WORST: Becky G
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WORST: Becky G

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This “Shower” singer had to backpedal after tweeting-and-deleting a post saying “All lives matter.”

“#AllLivesMatter is a popular response to #BlackLivesMatter by people who think #BlackLivesMatter means “Black lives matter more” instead of “Black lives matter, too.”

Becky later issued a mea culpa for the now-deleted tweet, writing, "Wasn't aware of the affiliation of those specific words and a previous 'movement' that was started against the issue. My apologies."

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BEST: Shonda Rhimes

BEST: Shonda Rhimes
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BEST: Shonda Rhimes

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Stifling her rightful rage, this #TGIT mastermind tweeted calm and powerful responses to the discussion around shootings by and against police.

"Have written & erased at least 20 awesome furious tweets. But I am too sad. Instead, I'll just say this: #stopshootingus ... As someone with law enforcement in my family, I am just shaking. That does not equal this. Senseless. Horrific. Heartbreaking. ... Words don't get people killed. GUNS get people killed. BLM deeds equal intelligent discourse. Guns equal violence."

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WORST: Kim Kardashian

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WORST: Kim Kardashian

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The queen of reality TV proved she’s not the queen of awareness when she responded to the spate of violence with… a selfie of her scantily-clad self.

“Pre-photo shoot fittings,” she wrote.

“@kimkardashian Are you aware of the killings of black men that have been happening? Your husband and son are black. Are you concerned?” one commenter asked.

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BEST: Jesse Williams

BEST: Jesse Williams
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BEST: Jesse Williams

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Leave it to this acclaimed humanitarian (who is, incidentally, a Grey’s Anatomy star) for the definitive word on how much #BlackLivesMatter — and check out these tweets he posted even before Philando Castile’s death and the Dallas shootings.

"1) In the interest of time, would ye noble patriots please provide a list of infractions punishable by spontaneous public execution? Thanks! ... 2) Upon receipt of this list, we'll return to our quarters and study up, eager to enjoy freedoms of white mass murders. #LIFEHACK ... 3) You chumps will NEVER provide this list... We see through you."

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With racial relations at a low and violence at a high, Hollywood stars with millions of social media followers have the power to influence and lead the conversation. Many do so productively, explaining why #BlackLivesMatter. Others… not so much.

Click through the slideshow above to see the best and worst celebrity responses to the violence of the past few months.