John Legend, Katy Perry & More Musicians React to Trump's California Wildfires Response
Music stars are expressing their concern over the devastating wildfires across the state of California, which have killed at least nine people and driven thousands of others from their homes.
Artists like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, John Legend, and many more have taken to social media to show their support for those affected by the fires and thank the firefighters risking their lives to contain the blazes.
"I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones," tweeted Gaga, who had to evacuate her Malibu home. "I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You."
About 250,000 Californians have been forced from their homes as the the Camp Fire in the north and two in the south -- Woolsey and Hill -- continue to burn this weekend, CNN reports.
Meanwhile, Perry responded angrily to a tweet from President Trump, who blamed the fires on "gross mismanagement of the forests” by authorities around the state.
"This is an absolutely heartless response," Perry tweeted back to the president. "There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters."
Legend joined in, tweeting, "Our National Embarrassment can't bring himself to show some empathy to Californians dealing with a horrific disaster."
See more reactions to the California fires -- and Trump's response to it -- below.
I am thinking so deeply for everyone who is suffering today from these abominable fires & grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames. All we can do is pray together & for each other. God Bless You.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 10, 2018
Thank you to the fire fighters, police, first and emergency responders for doing above and beyond everything you can do to help us. You are true heroes. #CaliforniaFire— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 10, 2018
There’s a lot of unknowns tonight... but what we do know is we are here for you and as a community we will help in any way possible. Immense gratitude to all the brave first responders out there putting their lives on the line for so many families. #CaliforniaFires— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 10, 2018
This is an absolutely heartless response. There aren’t even politics involved. Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters. https://t.co/DJ4PN26bLZ— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 10, 2018
Our National Embarrassment can't bring himself to show some empathy to Californians dealing with a horrific disaster. https://t.co/WwLA7UTI8c— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 10, 2018
My heart goes out to everyone caught in the fires please stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks. I think I’m about to lose my house and its memories --even worse tragically people have died thoughts and prayers with everyone it’s been a tough day let’s hope it gets better ----— Liam (@LiamPayne) November 10, 2018
9 killed so far; many others missing; and this is what the President tweets. The man is a soulless cretin. An infection. A big, bloated gob of pus. https://t.co/xYJfwxQx6Q— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) November 10, 2018
You are evil.— BANKS (@hernameisbanks) November 10, 2018
Insensitive sociopathic empty-hearted PRICK. Thanks for the fucking pep talk. Done with you. https://t.co/Whz3HhtKzm— Butch Walker (@butchwalker) November 10, 2018
Please show love and compassion right now for all affected in California. I’m broken from this.— Butch Walker (@butchwalker) November 10, 2018
FYI, .@realDonaldTrump!— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 10, 2018
“...guess who owns much of the forest land in CA? Your federal agencies. CA only owns 2%. Guess who cut funding to forest management in the budget? YOU DID.” ~@tedlieu https://t.co/aXRArq6Tu8
Our hearts go out to those affected by the fires in Malibu and the rest of Southern California. Praying for The Salvation Camp Crags and Gilmore sites where we have been privileged to host Camp Mars. pic.twitter.com/IKsC6vOOkZ— THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS (@30SECONDSTOMARS) November 10, 2018
In a terrible urban fire in Los Angeles, Trump shows his ignorance and lack and empathy by blaming forest management. Fire officials immediately have to correct him.— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 10, 2018
Mr. President, while people’s homes are burning, while lives are being lost & while firefighters are risking their lives, California needs words of support & encouragement, not threats or finger pointing & accusations. Where is Winston Churchill when you need him?— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) November 10, 2018
Um...actually...it’s a lack of federal funding that’s at the “root” of the purported forest mismanagement. Only a demented n’ truly pathetic individual would twist that around n’ use a tragedy to once again misrepresent facts for attempted public/political gain at other’s expense— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 11, 2018
@realdonaldtrump - 98% of the land that has burned is federally owned. Mr. President it was under your watch that their budgets were cut. I’m not so left leaning that everything done under your watch I think is bad or unjust... but what I know... what you have shown... is you are unfit to lead. Leaders listen, leaders stand with their people in moments of struggle and darkness. You sir do neither. You are self indulgent, you mock, and you incite. You put down good republicans and democrats alike. You celebrate your achievements and pt fingers in your losses. Your tweet is an embarrassment to you and this nation. Good hardworking people are suffering and you point blame. Be a leader! Leaders give the wins to their people and take on the blame of the losses. That is what real leaders do. People who voted for you are not bad people. In fact the majority are good hardworking men and women who just wanted change. They wanted to be heard. Appreciated with the rest of the nation. Sir you care for no one but yourself and your own achievements. You embarrass them! My family came here because they believed in a place of dreams. A place where all were given a chance for a better life. A place where morality led the day. I have not spoken out against you. I have asked to be listened to. I have asked for myself and my fellow citizens to be heard. I believe in a Democratic system of respect. I have tried to not fight with those I also hope are heard and protected. But sir this... this.. this is absurd. You are the President of the United States. Not the President of your own fan club. And if you ever saw what I wrote here today I ask you to not respond with some Hollywood elitist tweet. For god’s sake sir you have a gold toilet and a reality show. I ask that you listen not attack. Ask if you might have made a mistake...and help. You are certainly in a position to do so. And lastly to all those suffering because of these fires... and those like my brother who are evacuated right now... WE THE PEOPLE are with you. Stay safe and thank you to all the fire fighters out there risking their lives for others. True heroes.