After news broke about a mass shooting that occurred in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday (March 15), leaving at least 49 people fatally shot, an outpouring of support as well as solemn messages have overcome social media.
Former U.S. President Barack Obama, plus John Legend, Nick Jonas, Duran Duran, Bebe Rexha, The Vamps’ James McVey, Morgan Heritage, 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke and more have added their tributes to the innocent victims, urging the world to stand against hatred and intolerance.
See their messages below.
Michelle and I send our condolences to the people of New Zealand. We grieve with you and the Muslim community. All of us must stand against hatred in all its forms.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) March 15, 2019
The killings in New Zealand are so horrific and heartbreaking. This white supremacist terrorist movement is so destructive here and abroad. We need to unite against it.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) March 15, 2019
Atrocious events in New Zealand. Such a beautiful nation with the warmest of people. Heartbreaking.
— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) March 15, 2019
With all the daily obstacles we already face as humanity, when will we start to pay attention and realize that hate gets us nowhere?! Let’s try to be loyal to the human race. ?? The unnecessary taking of each other’s lives doesn’t get us anywhere. We mourn with you #NewZealand! pic.twitter.com/nGHwKXIWvL
— MORGAN HERITAGE (@morganheritage) March 15, 2019
We don’t back down in the face of Islamophobia and racism at home or abroad. We stand up, stand together and make it clear that terrorism won’t be met with indifference but with action that honors our diversity as the people of the world. Thinking of our friends in New Zealand.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) March 15, 2019
Sending my thoughts and prayers out to New Zealand this morning. My heart is broken for the victims and all those effected by this horrible act of hate. —-
— Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019
My heart goes out to New Zealand and all the victims families. —
— Bebe Rexha (@BebeRexha) March 15, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the people of New Zealand. pic.twitter.com/cFdDvWznns
— Duran Duran (@duranduran) March 15, 2019
no words for the attack, just heartbroken and heavy. we have our arms wrapped around New Zealand and all this attack affects. —
— Kehlani (@Kehlani) March 15, 2019