As protests in the name of justice, racial equality and police reform have grown across the country and the entire globe, brands have decided to try to speak up as well – ranging from the impressive to the laughably tone-deaf.
The Green Bay Packers' recently released video statement, posted on social media Thursday morning, lands in the former category.
In the video – captioned "Enough is enough. It's time for change" – Packers players including Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, head coach Matt LaFleur and many more speak against systemic racism as well as call for action, police reform and legislative changes.
Watch for yourself:
In the world of bland corporate statements, it's a strong and often personal call to action that hopefully encourages people to join the peaceful protests and donate to organizations making a difference, as well as push toward correcting injustices past, present and into the future.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.