Selma Blair and 8-Year-Old Son Hold Memorial for George Floyd

The 'Legally Blonde' actress vows to be an active ally and stand up for the African American community as she pays tribute to George Floyd with her young son Arthur amid Black Lives Matter protests.

AceShowbiz - Selma Blair has shared her "grief and concern" following the death of George Floyd last week.

The 47-year-old "Legally Blonde" actress took to Instagram to reveal she held a memorial for the African-American man, who was killed at the hands of white cops in Minneapolis, Minnesota, alongside her eight-year-old son Arthur.

The pair "stood outside for 8 minutes 46 seconds to just think of what George Floyd means for each of us from where we are," with the duration of the tribute mirroring the same amount of time Derek Chauvin - the officer charged with Floyd's murder - knelt on Floyd's neck until he died.

In her lengthy statement, Blair vowed to "stand up" for African-Americans and that she intends to do "everything I can to be an active ally in the fight against systemic racism."

"We finally looked at each other after this memorial of 8minutes and 46seconds , and (Arthur) said 'you wouldn't live if that happened to me' (sic)," she shared. "And he is mostly right. But I would stand up for people like him for the rest of my life. Would devote my life to nurturing a better future."

"That is what I want for the now and the future of our lives . Black lives," the actress continued. "When I looked on the internet, I saw what we had been hoping for at least... some justice... the 4 cops have been charged #justiceforgeorgefloyd."

Following Floyd's death, protests have taken place worldwide supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, and calling for an end to racial injustice.

Blair, who is battling multiple sclerosis, shares Arthur with her fashion designer ex-boyfriend, Jason Bleick.

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