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Lana Del Rey criticised for posting footage of protestors in LA

01 June 2020, 11:16 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lana Del Rey posted footage of protestors in LA over the weekend, and has been criticised for not protecting the identity of the people protesting.

Protests have been taking place across the US and around the world in response to the death of George Floyd last week, who was killed by Minnesota police officers while being detained.

Lana Del Rey attended one of the Black Lives Matter protests in LA over the weekend, and decided to share footage - that has since been deleted - of protestors looting.

She has since been called out for posting the footage on her Instagram account (which has 16.5million followers) after not blocking out the faces of the protestors to keep their identities safe.

Kehlani also criticised Del Rey for her decision to post the videos. NME reports that Kehlani wrote in a now-deleted tweet, "Lana Del Rey please remove your instagram post it’s dangerous as f–k and a very poor choice of moments to post. By all means protest, but DO NOT endanger people with your very massive platform. oh and turn your f–kin comments on man."

In another tweet, Kehlani added, "I caught myself posting on my story/wanted to go live yesterday but remember, fellow large platforms, at protests A LOT of people can see our stories/lives and it’s impossible to block faces live, gotta take a step back and remember not to endanger people. film the cops."

Tinashe also called out Del Rey in a deleted tweet, writing, "Lana Del Rey why the fuck are you posting people looting stores on your page literally WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM."

Del Rey has since removed the video. Tinashe thanked her for taking it down.

Kehlani later responded to Del Rey taking the video down, although Del Rey allegedly reposted a video where protestors' faces were still visible. Kehlani writes, "i was told the post was deleted and that was my point so i deleted the tweet but i guess it’s not deleted it’s just reposted ? leaving it up on my story but hopefully if she gets enough dm’s she will take it completely down."

Lana Del Rey has also faced backlash over a recent Instagram post where she claimed to have been criticised by "female writers and alt singers" for "galmorising abuse".
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