Musicians Express Outrage Over White Nationalist Rally in Charlottesville
Music stars like John Legend, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Questlove and Mark Ronson took to social media Saturday (Aug. 12) to express their anger over a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Right wing activists and white supremacists -- many dressed in militia uniforms and seen carrying shields and openly carrying long guns -- gathered to protest the Charlottesville’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from the city's Emancipation Park.
“The news makes me sick and so do racists in suits who dance around the fact that NAZIS are parading thru the streets in broad daylight,” Williams tweeted.
On Saturday afternoon, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in the city after violence broke out. President Trump tweeted that Americans must "condemn all that hate stands for," adding "there is no place for violence in America."
See more social media reactions from musicians below.
We have nazi sympathizers and white nationalists in the White House. Condemn them too. They should not be receiving taxpayer money.— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 12, 2017
Unreal.— Estelle (@EstelleDarlings) August 12, 2017
the news makes me sick and so do racists in suits who dance around the fact that NAZIS are parading thru the streets in broad daylight— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) August 12, 2017
This. https://t.co/JvrZEZ1hpo— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) August 12, 2017
Nazi's/white supremacists plowing throw a crowd of people is called a "TERRORIST ATTACK!!" #charlottesville— Eric Benét (@ebenet) August 12, 2017
this is horrifying.... hatred, racism and violence have no place in our society... this is not America --------------#Charlottesville— camila (@Camila_Cabello) August 12, 2017
My ❤️ is w the good people of #Charlottesville, the peaceful protestors & victims of this horrific act. What a devastating & shameful day.— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) August 12, 2017
Your voices will get hoarse. Your torches will run out of fuel. And you will crawl back into your intolerant nothingness. #charlottesville— josh groban (@joshgroban) August 12, 2017