We can’t begin to express our heartbreak over the tragic situation in Paris. Similarly, many celebrities are horrified and sickened by the senseless terrorist attack. Over the weekend, they reacted on social media to express their feelings and show support.
Musicians were among the most vocal in their outrage and sadness. There was a call for solidarity after gunmen opened fire at the Bataclan concert venue where U.S. rock band Eagles of Death Metal were performing.
U2 and the Foo Fighters, both of whom have canceled upcoming concerts in Europe following the attacks, quickly expressed their sadness and outrage on Twitter. U2 also made a personal appearance at the Bataclan theater, placing flowers for the victims.
Madonna reacted in person and online. She briefly halted a concert in Stockholm, Sweden, to share her feelings. The American star said she wanted to “take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy. The tragic killings, assassinations and the senseless ending of precious life that occurred last night in Paris…And it’s been really hard to get through the show, because in many ways I feel torn. Like, why I am up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones?”
After a concert in L.A. for his new album Justin Bieber tweeted: “Had a great first show but just heard about what happened in Paris. Thoughts and prayers with everyone.”
Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato were among other celebrities who expressed sympathy on Instagram, posting their followers to #PrayForParis.