Kylie Jenner Left Heartbroken After Her Friend’s L.A. Boutique Gets Vandalized During George Floyd Protests
Cities across the country have gathered this week to protest the death of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man who was murdered by a white Minneapolis police officer. As many continue to peacefully rally against police brutality, others have been taking the destructive route by looting/ vandalizing local shops and businesses — including a Los Angeles clothing boutique owned by one of Kylie Jenner’s good friends.
Sander’s shop was broken into during a George Floyd protest
George Floyd’s murder has prompted a series of furious protests across the country.
After Floyd died at the hands of a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for several minutes, many people have taken to the streets of major cities calling for justice for those minorities who have been wrongfully executed by law enforcement.
Though many protests have remained peaceful, several demonstrations have turned violent with people looting in many areas across the country.
In LA, multiple retailers and brands were broken into and looted while protests were happening in support of Floyd and against law enforcement.
One store that was completely cleaned out by looters was a clothing boutique owned by Kylie Jenner’s good friend, Heather Sanders.
Jenner’s longtime gal pal owns the fashion label, Sorella, which started as an online-only retailer before she bought a store right on Melrose Ave. in LA.
During the May 30 protests, Sanders’ store was broken into and vandalized, with looters stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Sanders posted pictures of the store’s damage on her Instagram feed, getting close-up shots of shattered windows and her completely barren showroom.
“My blood sweat & tears.. the block that made me,” she captioned the series of photos.
After sharing the post, many of Sander’s celebrity friends — including Ariana Grande, YouTuber Nikita Dragon, and more — took to the comments to express their devastation over this unfortunate outcome.
Amongst those A-list friends was Jenner, who commented, “oh no,” along with two broken heart emojis.
Jenner recently spoke out about George Floyd’s death
Though Floyd’s death has ignited a string of protests and riots across the nation, many individuals, including celebrities, are continuing to urge others to rally against police brutality.
In an emotional post shared to her Instagram on May 29, Jenner encouraged her 178 million followers to keep fighting for justice for Floyd.
“Since watching the most devastating and completely heartbreaking video showing the murder of George Floyd earlier this week I haven’t been able to get his face and his words out of my mind,” she wrote. “I’ll never personally experience the pain and fear that many black people around the country go through every day but I know nobody should have to live in fear and nobody deserves a death like George Floyd and too many others. Speaking up is long overdue for the rest of us,”
The Kylie Cosmetics CEO continued by sharing that she fears for her two-year-old daughter, Stormi Webster. Since the toddler (along with six of her cousins) is half black, Jenner is aware of how racism will impact her in the future and called for fans to keep speaking out against racial injustice.
Jenner added, “We’re currently dealing with two horrific pandemics in our country, and we can’t sit back and ignore the fact that racism is one of them. I fear for my daughter and I hope for a better future for her. My heart breaks for George Floyd’s family and friends. Don’t let his name be forgotten. Keep sharing, keep watching, keep speaking out, because it’s the only way we can come together to help bring this much needed change and awareness. Rest In Peace, George Floyd.”
Though many had a problem with Jenner’s post, others applauded the reality star for using her platform to address an important issue that is long overdue for a solution.