John Legend, Katy Perry & More Musicians React to Trump's California Wildfires Response

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John Legend attends the Television Academy Honors Emmy Nominated Producers reception at Montage Beverly Hills on Sept. 14, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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.


@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.

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