The actor said in a video post on his social media channels that the United States was “crippled” and “on his knees begging to be heard and begging for change.”
The video message, released early Thursday, had more than 7 million views.
Johnson goes on to ask, “Where is our compassionate leader who will step into our country who is knocked to his knees and reach out and say, ‘Get up, get up with me because I got you. I hear you, I’m listening to you. And you have my word that I will to do everything in my power, until the day of dying, the last breath, to do everything I can to create the change that is needed, to normalize equality because Black lives the thing. ‘Where are you?’
In addition to the video he wrote in the title, “Since we’re all here. Maybe one day a galvanic leader will show up. Either way, the process of change has already begun.”