On June 2, 2020, social media platforms were full of support for the #blackouttuesday movement. Various participants from all walks of lives helped support the movement.
The badminton world was no exception, top players took part in voicing their support for the cause.
Top badminton players of the world showed support for the Blackout Tuesday through their personal Instagram accounts. Viktor Axelsen, Hans Kristian Solberg Vittinghus, Carolina Marin, Michelle Li, Kirsty Gilmour, Mads Pieler Kolding, Anders Skaarup Rasmussen, Marc Zwiebler, Tan Wee Kiong, Gronya Somerville, Lauren Smith, Kamilla Rytter Juhl, Christinna Pedersen, Selena Piek, Yang Po Han, Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk, Anders Antonsen, Marcus Ellis, Kim Astrup, and Tony Gunawan are to name a few. They all posted black background photos on their respective Instagram feeds.
Other sports stars such as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Patrice Evra, and others also participated in this movement.
Blackout Tuesday invited people to silence the daily social media, to self-reflect, and discuss in solidarity the Black Lives Matter. The Black Lives Matter movement was triggered after the racism tragedy that happened to George Floyd last month in the US.
Last month an African-American man George Floyd was killed by a white policeman Derek Chauvin. Floyd tried to pay a grocery store with a fake 20$ bill and hence the police were called. Chauvin was charged with murder after he put his knee to Floyd’s neck, which the later did not resist for several minutes whilst on the sidewalk. The tragedy occurred in Minneapolis, United States.