Hollywood Blames Donald Trump for New Zealand Massacre
Trump's condolences was not enough for many celebrities in tinseltown
Following the tragic news of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand in which gunmen opened fire at two mosques, Hollywood celebrities wasted no time in blaming President Donald Trump on Twitter.
New Zealand’s police commissioner, Mike Bush, announced police had taken three men and one woman into custody in connection with shootings at multiple locations.
The shooter is alleged to have a manifesto that endorses causes from “socialism to white supremacy to environmentalism.”
Trump offered his condolences saying, “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques.”
“49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!”
But that wasn't enough for the Hollywood elites.
Jeffrey Wright tweeted:
“Bin Laden sends warmest sympathy & best wishes to all New Yorkers."
“To the Muslim community— my heart is broken by the horror & loss in New Zealand. We are with you, we see you, and we will fight white supremacy and Islamaphobia until we are all free of fear. ChristchurchMosque,” Debra Messing said.
My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured. The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
Bin Laden sends warmest sympathy & best wishes to all New Yorkers. https://t.co/f4IKJsOdOb— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) March 15, 2019
The only way democracy survives him - is if he rots in prison— John Cusack (@johncusack) March 15, 2019
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To the Muslim community— my heart is broken by the horror & loss in New Zealand. We are with you, we see you, and we will fight white supremacy and islamaphobia until we are all free of fear. #ChristchurchMosque— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) March 15, 2019
White supremacy is a global enemy and it must be stopped. It is a racist, Islamophobic, antisemitic, and completely deranged ideological view of the world. These people are terrorists and must be treated as such.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 15, 2019
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What happened in New Zealand is horrifying. The rise of white supremacy & white nationalism is frightening. World leaders play a role in stoking this hatred. If you are not condemning white supremacy you are condoning it. If POTUS doesn’t condemn, he condones.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 15, 2019
More heartbreaking and enraging news, my deepest sympathy to those lost in another racist bigoted killing in New Zealand— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) March 15, 2019
THREAD https://t.co/eyZ7CrJGZp— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) March 15, 2019
Horrified by the news of the mass shootings in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hate knows no boundaries, especially when so heavily armed. Thinking of the shattered lives and communities, where hundreds had gathered for Friday prayers.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 15, 2019
There is a cost. https://t.co/krSlAqK251— Jordan Horowitz (@jehorowitz) March 15, 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to Friday's mass shooting attack in Christchurch, New Zealand by attacking the use of the phrase "thoughts and prayers," as words of sympathy for the victims.
In what looks set to be the country’s worst-ever mass shooting, New Zealand officials have now confirmed at least 49 people have been killed, with another 48 victims, including children, being treated in Christchurch Hospital after a gunman, or gunmen, opened fire on Friday prayers at two mosques.
New Zealand's chief of police confirmed an Australian citizen and three others had been arrested the following the attacks, with one of the gunmen already being charged with murder.