Dan + Shay Break Social Media Hiatus To Address Racial Injustice

Dan + Shay will not be silent.

Dan + Shay Break Social Media Hiatus To Address Racial Injustice
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 13: Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay attend the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Music City Center on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Country duo Day + Shay took to social media over the weekend to respond to the events that have taken place in Minneapolis, MN after resident George Floyd was tragically killed by the police. The two performers have initially been quiet on social media to “reset the palate, and prepare for the release of new music,” causing them to miss out on live stream opportunities during the quarantine.  

The two broke their silence on Saturday (5/30), however, saying that they could no longer remain silent.

“When the news began to break, so did our hearts. For the family of George Floyd, and for the black community as a whole. This is not the first time this happened, but by God, please it be the last. It is truly devastating to think that someone could carry so much hate. ” 

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“We, as humans, MUST come together to make a change,” their passionate note continued. “Racism and discrimination because of someone’s skin color is simply just WRONG. Politics and all other bullshit aside, we all have a great responsibility to understand that our social media net may not be as wide as others, but we post this in hopes that we inspire someone, to speak up too.”

The post ends with a call to action, saying, “Let’s work together, NOW, to make a change. Please use your voice.” 

Other artists who have reacted on social media to the same events have included Ingrid Andress, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, Brothers Osborne, and more.