If you’ve opened any social media platform today, you probably encountered many black squares representing solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement. In an effort to show solidarity towards this movement, many have used their platforms to join the #BlackOutTuesday movement.
Blackout Tuesday is a collective action by elements of the music industry to protest racism and police brutality. The action, organized in response to the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 2, 2020; according to Wikipedia.
Not only are individuals sharing their support, but also large businesses, like the clothing, accessories, and home goods retailer Anthropology.
Anthropology is using their Instagram account to share their support. See the post below:
We’re listening. We’re learning. Today, in support of our community, all Anthropologie stores are closed. #BlackOutTuesday ?
Not only have they used their social media sites to show their solidarity, but they have chosen to close down their store at Disney Springs to join the Blackout Tuesday movement.
Another store that is currently closed at Disney Springs is Free People. They also shared a social media post supporting the current movements. But no official announcement from them if their closure today is related to Blackout Tuesday.
Their Instagram post caption reads:
Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Every day.
Community is the foundation on which our brand was built.
You — every single one of you — define what we do, and compel us to try harder still.
Our collective allegiance to act,
to do more,
to do better
and be better,
is and shall remain our highest priority.
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Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow. Every day. Community is the foundation on which our brand was built. You — every single one of you — define what we do, and compel us to try harder still. Our collective allegiance to act, to do more, to do better and be better, is and shall remain our highest priority.
Other stores at Disney Springs are closed today as well, however, no official statement has been shared if their closure is related to the Blackout Tuesday movement today or not.
Select stores at Disney Springs recently opened back for business as Florida slowly reopens its economy, following the health and safety guidelines set by the Reopen Florida Task Force. The reopening has been met with positive reviews from guests.