8 Celebrity reactions on social media to the Paris terror attacks
On Nov 13, 2015, Paris was jolted by several terrorist attacks carried out by the ISIS at various places. The aftermath of the Paris terror attacks left 129 people dead and more than 350 injured. The attacks began with 2 suicide bombers blowing themselves near the State de France stadium at 9.20 pm during the France vs Germany football friendly match.
Minutes later, ISIS members opened fire at several restaurants and other members opened fire at a rock concert venue, Bataclan COncert Hall, which resulted in most deaths. The world was left stunned and France decided to pick up the pieces and move on, while president Hollande declared war on ISIS. Many monuments across the world were lit up in the colors of the national flag of French to show solidarity towards France and many celebrities also took to social media to give their reactions on the Paris terror attacks.
Take a look at how your favorite celebrities reacted to this deadly attack:
1 Khloe Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian took to Instagram and posted an image of red, blue and white flowers, arranged in the shape of the French Flag, with words “Pray for Paris” on them. She also accompanied the image with a quote from Barack Obama saying “Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”
2 Taylor Swift
America’s sweetheart and one of the biggest selling artists in the world, Taylor Swift used her influential social media presence to show solidarity towards France by posting this picture of herself overlooking the city of Paris, on her Instagram and Twitter accounts with the words: “Praying for Paris. Our hearts are breaking for and with you.”
3 Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes is famous for her roles in Dawson’s Creek and Batman Begins. She was also married to actor Tom Cruise before divorcing him and has a daughter with him. She posted the image of the One World Trade Center lit up in French colors with the hashtag “#PrayforParis”. The One World Trade center tower or the Freedom Tower is built on the same place where the Twin World Trade Center buildings used to be, before they were destroyed in a plane terror attack by Al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001.
4 Arnold Schwarzenegger
Former governor of California and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger posted an image with hashtag #Parisjetaime and these words: “My heart breaks for France. Sending thoughts and prayers to the victims, their families and all of your citizens. Liberté, égalité, fraternité.”
The three French words at the end translate to freedom, equality and fraternity, a popular war cry during the French Revolution in the late 1700s. His use of French was to show support for the people of Paris.
Queen of pop Madonna took to Instagram to post this image with words: “We Are All Immigrants‼️ We all bleed the same color……We are all ONE. Pray For Peace!” The words were probably denouncing the reaction of some American public who are in view of stopping immigrants from entering the country and closing its borders.
6 David Beckham
Former England soccer captain David Beckham used to play for the Paris Saint-Germain F. C. and he posted an image of the Eiffel tower with some words: “As the sun rises in this beautiful city we remember the people that have died and the families that have lost loved ones… Our thoughts are with you all”.
Beckham’s words make us believe in the rising of a new day and to also pray for the families of all the lives lost in the attacks.
7 Angelina Jolie
One of the most powerful and popular actresses in Hollywood Angelina Jolie is also known for her humanitarian work all around the globe.
She posted an image of an ISIS attack on Lebanon, which happened on the same day as the Paris terror attacks and reminded us in the message that we should also pray for lives lost in other countries due to attacks by ISIS. Terrorism is affecting other nations of the world as well, and we should pay attention to every country affected by it and not just first world nations like France.
8 President Barack Obama
The 44th president of the United States of America, Barack Obama shared his angst and outrage in an address to the nation saying: “Once again we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians. This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s an attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.”
Obama has given full support and vowed help of every kind to France in their war on ISIS.