Georgia governor Brian Kemp is reopening non-essential businesses in his state. Influential residents, like Jermaine Dupri are taking to social media urging people to stay home.
The Atlanta-based producer and label owner believes it’s too early for the public to throw away social distancing and is encouraging people to remain inside.
Dupri expressed that COVID-19 is killing African-Americans at a disproportionately high rate and that Georgia ranks lowest in testing for the virus.The NAACP responded by directly calling Gov. Kemp’s decision “reckless and unilateral.
Stating to residents “Don’t die ‘cause you bored!”
Jermaine continued “It don’t have to be like that, we don’t have to go that way. Dupri added “Yes places are open and let them be open. Let ‘em feel that Black dollar too. It’s nothing. Another thing we ignore is that the city moves by the Black dollar. When it comes to economics, y’all don’t have to spend your money, man.”
Watch the video of Jermaine Dupri’s plea for Georgian’s to stay home here.