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Celebrities express outrage at deadly US Capitol riots

  • Published at 06:46 pm January 7th, 2021
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Selena Gomez, Cardi B, Pink Collected

Hollywood celebrities have expressed shock and outrage at the US Capitol riots that left four people dead, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbit

At least four people were killed and 52 arrested after pro-Trump rioters had breached the US Capitol building in Washington in hopes of thwarting President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

The chaos in the US Capitol on Wednesday unfolded after President Donald Trump spent weeks whipping up his supporters with false allegations of fraud in the November 3 election, culminating in a call to march to the building that represents US democracy.

The day-long series of events has taken the world by surprise and made a mockery of American democracy. Celebrities were quick to respond in disgust to the violence and madness on display in Capitol Hill.

Hollywood actor-filmmaker Sean Penn tweeted, “Hell hath no fury like a narcissist scorned.” And Chris Evans said, “I am speechless.”




Singer Pink wrote, “As a United States Citizen, and the daughter of two veterans, and the sister of another, I am ashamed of what is happening in Washington. Hypocrisy, shame, Embarrassment. Unpatriotic hypocritical sheep drinking poison Kool aid. This is a sad day for America."


Mark Ruffalo asked everyone to remember what took place on Wednesday. “It’s all BS. Look now at the face of lawlessness, look at this willful ignorance, remember these people. They are the enemies of democracy.”



Stevie Wonder wrote, “I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encourage violent sedition against our government. That man is no longer able to serve as President because he can’t accept defeat. Can we afford 2 more weeks? I say NO!”

 “The irony is pretty funny,” wrote Cardi B, making a comparison between Black Lives Matter protests and pro-Trump riots. “Weren’t people just wild animals in the summer for demanding justice and now? Let me just watch.”

“Facebook and Twitter giving Trump a little time out is NOT ENOUGH,” wrote Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, who has been time after time critical of social media giants. “Trump instigated an act of domestic terrorism against America.”



Khloe Kardashian said, “The epitome of white privilege! How disturbing! I am sick to my stomach." Music icon Selena Gomez blasted social media platforms for ‘inciting hatred.’

She said, “Today is the result of allowing people with hate in their hearts to use platforms that should be used to bring people together and allow people to build community.

“Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, Jack Dorsey, Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki - you have failed the American people today, and I hope you're going to fix things moving forward,” she added.

“Watching lawlessness in our capitol — thugs supporting a coup — & deeply saddened,” Director James Mangold called out Fox on Twitter. “The Murdochs have inflicted so much racism, sexism, virulent lies & damage to our nation. Fellow content makers, we must cancel appearances on Fox & use our power to keep ads for our shows off Fox.” 





 

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