Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monáe, Seth Rogan, and More Are Donating and Matching Bail Donations

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From ELLE

On Saturday, Chrissy Teigen tweeted that she was donating $100,000 to the bail-out funds of protesters around the country.

"In celebration of whatever the fuck maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country," she wrote. When a Twitter user called the protesters "rioters and criminals in a now-deleted tweet," Teigen responded: "Ooo they might need more money then. Make it $200,000."

Teigen's tweet came after Donald Trump tweeted: "The professionally managed so-called “protesters” at the White House had little to do with the memory of George Floyd. They were just there to cause trouble. The @SecretService handled them easily. Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???"

Teigen is one of several celebrities who have contributed to bail funds of protesters at demonstrations across the country.

Janelle Monáe matched this donation to the Minnesota Freedom Fund:

Steve Carell matched Ben Schwartz, who matched Seth Rogan, who matched filmmaker Josh Safdie. This all started with a tweet chain that encouraged people's donations to keep going:

As some people on Twitter have pointed out, some celebrities are reportedly donating amounts as low as $50, and people are taking notice when privileged stars match larger amounts.

The brother of George Floyd, the man who was killed by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, started a GoFundMe "to cover funeral and burial expenses, mental and grief counseling, lodging and travel for all court proceedings, and to assist our family in the days to come as we continue to seek justice for George."

Here is a list of how you can help as people continue to protest the unjust death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and more.

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