The deadly terrorist attack on two mosques in New Zealand that left the entire world mourning the loss of at least 49 Muslim lives, was widely condemned by celebrities all around the globe.
The Christchurch attacks by a white supremacist who opened fire at two local mosques left people from all around the globe taken aback and shattered over the brutal massacre of Muslim lives.
Together, notable luminaries from all walks of life, stepped forward denouncing the attack and sending love and prayers to those that perished, the ones who survived and the families who had to bear insurmountable loss.
American singer Halsey in a poignant and moving note posted on Twitter urged followers to extend a kind hand towards Muslims around the world and join the fight against extremism.
Acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Taiki Waititi tweeted: “My heart is broken. My country is weeping and so am I. I am dying knowing that this kind of hatred can happen in my homeland. All my love goes out to Christchurch, the victims, the families, the Muslim community, and all who have chosen our islands as their home. This is not us.”
Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo also expressed his condolences: “More heartbreaking and enraging news, my deepest sympathy to those lost in another racist bigoted killing in New Zealand”
Famed singer John Legend denounced the narrative the terrorist and many like him stand for: “The killings in New Zealand are so horrific and heartbreaking. This white supremacist terrorist movement is so destructive here and abroad. We need to unite against it.
Notable Hollywood star Russell Crowe who also hails from New Zealand tweeted: “40 dead in NZ. Senseless, pointless, cruel deaths. My heart breaks for all the families involved, and for the beautiful people of New Zealand to whose hearts this pain will attach, for a long time. Kia Kaha.”
American actor Kerry Washington sent love to the Muslims around the world saying: “My heart goes out to New Zealand. And to the Muslim community everywhere. Another terrorist attack in a sacred place of worship. Horrifying. Heartbreaking. We must work to end these acts of hatred AND the destructive rhetoric that incites them!”
Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted: “My heart goes out to the victims, their families, and the people of New Zealand. This is a horrific act of terror but please know that the world stands with you. I stand with you.”
Hollywood star Debra Messing vowed to stand by the Muslim community in eradicating Islamophobia: “To the Muslim community— my heart is broken by the horror & loss in New Zealand. We are with you, we see you, and we will fight white supremacy and islamaphobia until we are all free of fear. #ChristchurchMosque.”
Iconic singer Bryan Adams also stepped forth in solidarity with the families of the victims saying: “My heart goes out to all the families of the victims of today’s horrific mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand.”
Singer Joe Jonas tweeted: “Sending the beautiful people of New Zealand love and light today. My heart is heavy thinking about everyone affected by this awful tragedy.”