Celebrities Grieve for Beirut and Implore Support Following the City’s Tragic Disaster
From Hollywood to music moguls, stars have been using social media to amplify calls for action in Lebanon after a devastating explosion rocked the capital.
Celebrities have been sharing their love for Lebanon following a horrifying explosion at a chemical factory in the city of Beirut on August 4. The cause of the explosion is currently unknown but the damage is already known to be widespread and extensive, with 150 reported fatalities and thousands of injuries so far.
The disaster has triggered an outpouring of grief from celebs and civilians alike, compelling some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to utilize their platforms by raising awareness of recent events.
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💔 My heart bleeds with all that has been going on in the world right now, I wish I could have the power to unite and protect every single human being. When does it stop? How far it will go? I will prey every day for peace,safety, health…. I just know that the whole world has been true so much this year… enough …. My heart goes to all the families….. 😪 💔
Highlighting how the explosion is the latest in a stream of tragic events to have struck Lebanon, Adriana Lima asked “When does it stop? How far it will go?,” grievous words echoed by likes of Kim Kardashian, Priyanka Chopra, and Naomi Campbell.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Halsey also reached out to her 13 million followers for advice on how best to provide support, later imploring fans to donate to the Lebanese Red Cross who have been working tirelessly to channel aid into the country.
@RedCrossLebanon is currently on-site assisting those affected. They’ve been setting up first aid/triage stations around Beirut and have also served as a reliable source for blood donations and general updateshttps://t.co/Ze2wajwZL2
— zane (@zane) August 4, 2020
Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon and all those affected by the tragic disaster in Beirut. Now, more than ever, it’s vital to come together and use our voices to raise awareness of events. Any support you can offer is priceless and will help alleviate the damage suffered so be sure to use your platforms, big or small.