Celebrities' Reactions To The Paris Attacks Spread Love In A Time of Crisis
As the lights of the Eiffel Tower went dark to mourn the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris Friday, messages of love and sympathy poured in from around the world, including reactions from celebrities to the Paris attacks. 153 people died in Paris Friday night in coordinated assaults on six targets, including shootings and suicide bombings. The sites of the attacks included the Stade de France stadium, a restaurant, and a nightclub.
In the aftermath of extremist violence, a wide cross-spectrum of people, from private individuals to the U.S. presidential candidates, responded to the attacks via Twitter, expressing their dismay and solidarity with the victims. Some used the hashtag #prayforparis, others kept it even simpler with a couple of emojis.
Words from celebrities may seem like a small offering in the face of a tragedy of this magnitude, but when events of this magnitude shake the world, it's comforting to hear that people in positions of influence and relative power are paying attention. It's a small gesture requiring very little effort, but it shows the people of France and especially the victims of Friday's attacks that their suffering hasn't gone overlooked. Here's what celebrities tweeted following the Nov. 13 Paris attacks:
We Are All Immigrants‼️ #ELLISstory We all bleed the same color......We are all ONE Pray For Peace! In Paris and all around the World— Madonna (@Madonna) November 13, 2015
praying for Paris— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) November 13, 2015
❤️— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 13, 2015
My heart and thoughts are with Paris tonight.— Melissa McCarthy (@melissamccarthy) November 14, 2015
Praying for Paris.— Busy Philipps (@Busyphilipps25) November 13, 2015
Prayers for Paris. — kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 13, 2015
my heart and love goes out to Paris tonight ❤️— CHARLI XCX (@charli_xcx) November 14, 2015
I am thinking of everyone in Paris.— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) November 13, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Paris tonight.— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) November 13, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II
The Queen - "Prince Philip and I have been deeply shocked and saddened by the terrible loss of life in #Paris" (1/2)— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) November 14, 2015
The Queen - "We send our most sincere condolences to you, the families of those who have died and the French people" (2/2)— BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) November 14, 2015