Brussels Terrorist Attacks: Celebrities React With Horror, Offer Prayers
Celebrities are reacting with horror after at least 26 people were killed in terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday.
The series of coordinated explosions took place at different crowded locales in Belgium, including a subway station and the Brussels Airport. ISIS has now claimed responsibility for the attacks, which have left dozens injured. Stars are now taking to Twitter to express concern and offer prayers.
Iggy Azalea tweeted, “Sending prayers to everyone in Brussels,” adding, “#PrayForPeace.” The rapper’s new music video was supposed to be previewed on “GMA,” but was rescheduled due to news coverage. “Im sure everyone understands and is more than happy to wait until tomorrow to see the video snippet to #TEAM,” Azalea told fans.
Katie Couric commented, “Horrifying news out of Brussels.” Christina Applegate wrote, “Just woke up to the horrible news. Thinking of the people in Brussels. My heart aches. Dammit!!!” Rainn Wilson similarly said, “Woke up to the horrible, tragic news in Brussels. Heartbreaking. Sending much love and many prayers.”
Lindsey Vonn remarked, “Can’t believe what I’m reading this morning. Why do people do this? #PrayersForBrussels #prayforpeace.” Ron Perlman tweeted, “Praying. For the people of #Brussels. And for people everywhere.” Kerry Washington used the prayer hands emoji and “#Brussels.” Courteney Cox wrote, “Terrible news from Brussels. Praying for the victims and their families. Horrible.”
The official account for the Boston Red Sox posted, “We’re deeply saddened by the news out of #Brussels today. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.” On Instagram, Jessica Szohr said, “So saddened to hear about what has happened in #Brussels. Sending my thoughts and prayers to those affected by this tragedy.” Lance Armstrong tweeted, “Thinking off all those affected by the terrible news out of Brussels.”
“My heart hurts for [t]he victims in Belgium. People just trying to commute to work and live their live should have to deal with this,” stated Carey Hart. Ian Somerhalder revealed, “I was supposed to be in the Beautiful city of Brussels soon.” He added, “My heart is with you all. So terrible.”
Andy Cohen simply posted, “#Peace #Love #Unity #Brussels.” Kris Jenner tweeted, “Waking up to this heartbreaking news this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you today, #Brussels.” And Rose McGowan said, “Oh, #Brussels My heart, and so many others, goes out to you.”
“Praying for peace around the world,” expressed Nick Jonas, who added, “Brussels my heart breaks for you.” Jeremy Piven wrote, “Our hearts go out to those effected by this.” Along with a photo of a button and a sign reading “Press To Reset The World,” John Stamos tweeted, “‘What the world needs now, is love sweet love’ #PrayForTheWorld.”
On Instagram, Khloe Kardashian wrote, “Terrorism is one of the scariest things. It does not function like anything else in this world.” She went on, “The Dalai Lama once said ‘love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.’ The world falls to its knees yet again over terrorism #PrayForBrussels.”
Mandy Moore said in a tweet, “Praying for the victims, their families and the people of #Brussels.” Kendall Jenner commented, “My heart goes out to all those in Brussels. praying for you. praying for the world.” And Hailee Steinfeld remarked in two messages, “Dreaming of a world where violence doesn’t exist. My heart is with you Belgium. #PrayForBrussels.”
“My thoughts and prayers for Brussels this morning and for anyone killed or hurt in these terrible attacks and the families and loved ones,” said Boy George. Josh Gad tweeted, “Beyond sad and outraged that the scourge of the earth continue to feel the need to kill innocent people everywhere. #Brussels #WeStandWithU.” In response, Zachary Levi replied, “Perfectly put @joshgad.”
Miley Cyrus said on Instagram, “My [heart] breaks for Brussels today….. My heart breaks for the world today…. When will this end, and the love begin….. This isn’t the planet I wanna live on NOTHING in the world matters but giving love to others! It’s what we need more than anything else! MORE LOVE LESS EVIL!!!”
Adriana Lima exclaimed on her page, “THIS NEED TO STOP! #WORLDPEACE #BRUSSELS.” Meanwhile, in a lengthy Facebook post, George Takei wrote:
“Our hearts today are full of grief, but tomorrow let them not be full of hate. That is what terror demands, and we shall not give it that victory. If it is our way of life they seek to destroy, let us respond instead by standing stronger and taller still, uncowed by these acts from Paris to Ankara to Brussels, unshaken by their cowardice and hatred. Let us remember that good people, of all faiths and nations, suffer from extremist terror and religious violence. We must be united in both our compassion and our resolve. There will be those who seek to exploit this bloodshed to their own aims and ambitions, doubling down on their rhetoric and politics of fear and division. Our mettle as freedom-loving people shall be sorely tested by these attacks. Whatever we do next, let it be without haste, without hatred. That is a difficult thing to ask, a very tough and narrow path to tread, but it is the only way through.”
A number of hashtags are emerging as well, with trending topics including, “#PrayForBrussels,” “PrayForPeace,” “#PrayForTheWorld” and “#JeSuisBruxelles.” Gossip Cop, too, offers prayers for all affected by this tragedy.