Last night, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, two police officers pinned a 37-year-old black man named Alton Sterling to the ground flat on his back. He was there, immobile and restrained, when one officer shot him. According to the autopsy report, Sterling died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The Justice Department has announced that it will investigate the case. Sterling's death is the latest in a long line of recent police shootings that have sparked outrage over the increasingly undeniable racial disparities in the United States justice system—and it's certainly true that police officers are more likely to kill black people while doing their jobs.


Which celebrities are demanding justice in the wake of this tragedy? Here is an ongoing collection of public figures who have spoken out on Twitter about the Alton Sterling case:

This list will be periodically updated with more responses. If you see something that should be added, please send it to

Kelsey McKinney is a culture staff writer for Fusion.