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March 17, 2019

Mosque massacre shocks showbiz celebrities


March 17, 2019

NEW YORK: Stars around the world have shared messages of support following the deadly terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

Forty-nine people are dead and more than 40 were injured in the attacks.

New Zealand stars and others abroad shared messages of support on social media, among them TaikaWaititi, Reese Witherspoon and John Legend.

"My country is weeping and so am I," wrote Waititi. "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.

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, who was due to play a now-cancelled Christchurch show at Hagley Park on Sunday, said his "heart goes out to the people of New Zealand"."

US actress Mia Farrow in his message said, “my warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”

Other stars such as comedian Hasan Minhaj, actress Jameela Jamil and actress Laura Dern shared their support.

Jameela Jamil in his her tweet says “It’s impossible to speak sense about this terror attack on the Mosque in New Zealand, because it is so senseless. I can’t get my head around it. I can’t fathom the hate it takes. I faced abusive islamophobia as a child and can’t believe it’s getting even worse 20”

Laura Dern: “I stand with the victims, survivors & all those impacted by the white supremacist mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

As news develops around the shooter, deny him the notoriety he craves. Remember the victims. #[email protected]@momsdemand.

Sam Neill: “We struggle to grasp the immense scale of this grotesque #ChristchurchTERRORISTattack .The grotesque white supremacist ideology behind this atrocity, the slaughter of our brothers and sisters. Again to the Muslim community in NZ- we love you and weep with you. #TheyAreUs

Russell Crowe: “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.

Debra Messing: “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

Stephen Fry: Words fail us at such times, but New Zealand should know that we weep with them. In whose name and on whose behalf do the brutal perpetrators of this abominable crime believe they are acting? Send messages of love and support to your nearest mosque

Christina Aguilera: “The news about what happened in New Zealand is devastating....heartbreaking—

To the Muslim community at Christchurch & around the world, we are with you....we will keep fighting back with love.

Karl Urban: Shocked, saddened and disgusted at this abhorrent terrorist attacking unfolding in Christchurch NZ . My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all families affected.

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