Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul and more dragged for "cringe" 'I Take Responsibility' video

12 June 2020, 13:09 | Updated: 12 June 2020, 13:46

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kesha, Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristen Bell, Mark Duplass, Bryce Dallas Howard, Julianne Moore, Ilana Glazer, Aly Raisman, Piper Perabo, Stanley Tucci, Debra Messing and Justin Theroux all teamed up in response to racism.

American Horror Story actress Sarah Paulson, singer Kesha and a host of other famous faces are being dragged after teaming up for a video to take responsibility for their part in racism.

George Floyd's death and the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests that followed has seen celebrities like Kylie Jenner, Skai Jackson and Halsey speak out against racism and police brutality, giving donations to charities supporting the Black community, and even marching in protests themselves.

READ MORE: Here's how to support Black Lives Matter protesters in the US and UK

However, in a special show of solidarity, a number of A-listers partnered with I Take Responsibility, a new organisation with links to NAACP, to get white people to take a stand against racism.

'I Take Responsibility' video.
'I Take Responsibility' video. Picture: ITakeResponsibility.org

And what would a celeb partnership be without a "cringeworthy" montage video to go with it, right? Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kesha, Bethany Joy Lenz, Kristen Bell, Mark Duplass, Bryce Dallas Howard, Julianne Moore, Ilana Glazer, Aly Raisman, Piper Perabo, Stanley Tucci, Debra Messing and Justin Theroux all teamed up to "take responsibility" for ways they’ve perpetuated racism and declare their pledge to fight for the rights of oppressed people.

If you'll remember, back in March, Gal Gadot rounded up her celebrity pals and treated us to an, erm, compelling video of them all taking it in turns to sing 'Imagine' by John Lennon to lift our spirits during the coronavirus pandemic. Yeah, can't say that worked…

In the latest celeb video, Sarah kicks off proceedings (shot in black and white for extra ~ drama) whilst sombre piano music plays in the background. One by one, each famous face takes responsibility for their actions. They also mention victims of police brutality and hate crimes (but not by name) and then vow to take action and "stand against hate". Racism, solved.

Alas, once the footage hit the internet it didn't quite have the desired effect.

Choose your fighter.

Sarah Paulson, not you too...

Guys, we understand what you're trying to do but… stop.

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