AceShowbiz - DJ Marshmello has pledged $50,000 to the NAACP in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in a bid to fight racism.
The electronic music producer, real name Christopher Comstock, made the contribution to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Legal Defense and Education Fund to show his support for George Floyd and other black Americans who have been killed by police officers.
"I stand with you and encourage others with means to contribute ANYTHING they can to worthy causes that support #blacklivesmatter," he wrote on Twitter attached to a screenshot of his PayPal donation.
Marshmello expanded his call of action to fans by insisting ending systemic racism is a generational duty.
"I've always remained neutral with my platform but just like you underneath this costume i am human and this is my tipping point...," he tweeted. "Black culture and influence play a big part in the music i make. the systematic racism and injustices that the black community face on a daily basis is something that no white person can relate to or begin to understand."
"Racism should never be tolerated and it is up to our generation to be the change especially in times when our government can't unite us."
"It is up to us to bring justice for George Floyd and the countless others who lost their lives and ultimately bring this hateful racist complex crumbling to the ground."
"If you are a real fan of mine you will do your part to stand up and join us."
Marshmello also shared a list on Twitter of other charitable organisations he supports, including the Color of Change, National Bail Out, Equal Justice Initiative, Know Your Rights Camp, and Black Visions Collective.