bombings in Paris rocked the City of Light and were
felt around the world. For me it wasn't just the crushing blow of seeing the
senseless death and destruction. It was
seeing a city that I consider so special to be ripped apart at its very core, leaving its people vulnerable and unsafe.
Any time an
international tragedy like the Paris bombings takes place, I'm left feeling a
sense of tremendous anxiety. It reminds me just how precious life can be and how fragile we all are. I want to hug my
kids a little tighter.
And though it may seem frivolous, I take solace in seeing the public support
expressed by celebrities who are using their platform to bring comfort to
The Material Girl got teary-eyed during
her Stockholm show on Saturday. With a
tissue in hand Madonna addressed the crowd and said, "This whole show is about celebrating life. And
standing up for your rights. Fighting for what you believe in. It's been very
hard for me to get through this show and not forget about what happened last
night. So I need to take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy. The tragic
killings, assassinations and the senseless ending of precious life that
occurred last night in Paris." And while Madonna admitted she considered
canceling that night's show, she felt she owed it to her fans and audience to
go on with the show.
Games Mockingjay" star showed her support for the City of Light by tweeting
this thoughtful message. "Our hearts are
with you France where we have so many amazing fans."
broke it down and broke down, into tears that is, during his Los Angeles
concert. He said, "We're all in this together. Why
am I crying so hard, get it together, Justin. We're all in this together, you
know." We do now.
Taylor didn't need her famous squad to let the
world know what was on her mind regarding the attacks on Paris. She posted a photo of herself overlooking the
Siene with this caption, "Praying
for Paris. Our hearts are breaking for and with you."
People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive (as if there
was any question), took to Instagram to show his support for the people of
Paris. Along with a beautiful photo of the Eiffel Tower he wrote, "As the sun rises in this beautiful city we remember
the people that have died and the families that have lost loved ones... Our
thoughts are with you all... PrayForParis"
Comedy's It-Girl saw nothing funny about the
bombings in Paris, but she did express her support. Schumer Tweet'd, "All my love to Paris."
Hoping to inspire the people of Paris, Johnson
posted this video on Instagram with the caption, "Stay strong."
The supermodel showed her support for the people
of Paris by sharing these thoughts on Instagram, "My heart is heavy with all of today's news. Sending
prayers and positivity to Paris and all other places and people harmed and
affected by tragedy today. Wishing the world peace and strength."
The former member of Destiny's Child reminded
her Twitter followers just how much for which we have to be thankful to
France. She wrote, "How many
people know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift to the US by the people of