Rihanna, Dev Hynes + More Creatives React to the Bastille Day Attack
On Thursday night, France fell victim to yet another senseless terrorist attack on a day usually reserved for celebration. In Nice, packed crowds watched as fireworks exploded overhead for Bastille Day. When revelers began to disperse, a white moving truck plowed through the busy streets for over a mile before the driver was shot dead by police officers. In total, 84 innocent lives were taken, and dozens more are seriously injured in hospital rooms across the city. That number could rise in the coming days. As President François Hollande explained, about 50 people still remain “between life and death.”
It is a despicable tragedy that has struck at the heart of a nation still reeling from last year’s bloody attacks. It tragically comes after a string of bloody attacks by terrorists across Europe and the Middle East this year. From the Baghdad bombing that killed 140, to the Istanbul airport attack and dozens more, 2016 has been a year of non-stop tragedy, and it’s exhausted the hearts and minds of people across the world. In the aftermath of the attack, creatives have taken to social media to voice their grief and shock.
Rihanna Cancels Her Friday Concert in Nice
Dev Hynes Sends His Heart Out To The Victims
So sad, and so tragic, my heart goes out to the people of Nice 🌹
— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) July 14, 2016
Miley Cyrus Vows to Fight for a More Peaceful World
Lady Gaga Looks for Harmony and Unity
I am praying for you France. When u open your eyes and see chaos, we will close our eyes and see harmony. We are with you.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) July 15, 2016
Amy Schumer Says The One Word We’re All Thinking
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
Kris Jenner Asks to Spread Love in the Face of Hate
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) July 15, 2016
Abigail Breslin Asks When Enough Will Be Enough
So when will enough be enough? So devastating and terrifying. The world shouldn't be this way. #PrayForNice
— Abigail Breslin (@yoabbaabba) July 15, 2016
Olivia Wilde Shares Obama’s Words on the Tragedy
This is all too heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/KCsbreOPgu
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 15, 2016
Stay tuned to Milk for more on this developing story.
Images via The New York Times.