Khloe Kardashian shared her heartfelt thoughts about Paris on Instagram Friday afternoon by quoting President Obama. According to Hollywood Life, Khloe posted a photo of blue, white, and red flowers in vertical bands of color to represent the flag of France. The words “Pray for Paris” in bright red to match the red roses in the photo were superimposed over the french flag. Khloe captioned the post with Obama’s words in his speech responding to the tragedy. “‘Once again, we’ve seen an outrageous attempt to terrorize innocent civilians,’ Obama said. ‘This is an attack not just on Paris, it’s attack not just on the people of France, but this is an attack on all of humanity and the universal values that we share.’”
Other stars also reacted quickly on social media, joining Khloe to express their sadness and shock and to show their solidarity with Paris on Instagram. Meek Mills, Bella Thorne, Harry Styles, and younger sister Kylie Jenner all joined in “sending their love to France,” and encouraged followers to pray for Paris. Kylie didn’t follow Khloe’s lead in captioning with a lot of words; she said it all with a simple black and white message to pray for Paris.
The Paris terrorist attacks on the Bataclan Theater, Stade de France, and more seared the world with a “collective pain” that won’t go away. The terror attacks, which killed more than 153 people, were coordinated centrally and not separate events. The fact that it happened in Paris is especially disturbing, since “global dignitaries” will be heading to Paris in a few weeks for the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
One lead up to the conference was already impacted by the terrorist attacks, when Al Gore’s webcast, 24 Hours of Reality, was abruptly cancelled. Gore added to the celebrity social media response when he tweeted that his team decided to suspend the broadcast out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris.
Out of solidarity with the French people and the City of Paris, we have decided to suspend our broadcast of 24 Hours of Reality and (1/3)
— Al Gore (@algore) November 14, 2015
Other celebrities also joined the Kardashian and Jenner sisters in voicing their support on Twitter. Niall Horan offered his thoughts and prayers for Paris and said that he felt very sad.
thoughts and prayers for those people involved in the situation that has occurred in Paris this evening.. Very sad 🇫🇷
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) November 14, 2015
The City of Paris posted a photo of the Eiffel Tower, darkened as an act of respect for the victims of the attack. The caption included the french hashtag, #noussommesuni, which translates as “We are united.”
— Paris (@Paris) November 14, 2015
Kendall Jenner extended the message of solidarity to other cities and countries experiencing terrorist attacks and violence. Kendall included the “PrayFor” series of hashtags for Lebanon, Baghdad, Japan, and Mexico in her tweet.
— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) November 14, 2015
Hugh Jackman sent prayers and love for dear friends in Paris.
#Prayers4Paris sending prayers and love for our dear friends in Paris.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) November 14, 2015
Bella Thorne posted a graphic on Instagram that incorporated a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower into the words, “Pray for Paris,” and wrote that her heart is with everyone affected by the tragedy. the caption included the pray for paris hashtag and a heart emoticon.
CTV reports that these attacks have built even more of “a national sense of fear” that has been created in Paris by this “year of terror.” January saw the Charlie Hebdo headquarters attacked by two brothers who killed 11 people, and a terrifying attack on a train. The world is watching and offering its prayers along with the Kardashians and Jenners that this horrifying situation will soon change for the better.
All around the globe, landmarks lit up in the blue, white, and red colors of the french flag to honor Paris and the victims of the attacks. Jas – OMHFJG CAM posted a composite photo of the phenomenon.
“When Paris turned out their lights, the rest of the world turned them on.”
— Jas – OMHFJG CAM (@thedancedallas) November 14, 2015
Stars are still sharing their solidarity with Paris for their followers and fans. David Beckham posted a beautiful photo of sunrise in Paris, offering his condolences in the caption. He said that we remember those who died and who lost loved ones. “Our thoughts are with you,” he wrote.
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