Brussels: Celebrities Express Shock, Remorse Over Attacks

Hollywood heavies flooded social media Tuesday morning following the deadly attacks in Brussels to express their grief over the situation.

The capital of Belgium and the European Union was hit by two coordinated blasts — one in its subway and another one at its airport — causing at least 34 deaths on Tuesday morning. At least 100 people have been injured. It’s the deadliest attack perpetrated in Belgium, France’s neighboring country, since WWII. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday.

“On this day, my heart goes out to all the people of Belgium. #PrayForBrussels,” Reese Witherspoon tweeted.

“Love to Brussels,” Amy Schumer wrote.

Rihanna wrote, “Praying for all those who’ve been affected by acts of terror across the globe, most recent being in Brussels…Heart breaking!”

“Sending my love to the people of Brussels. My heart goes out to everyone touched by this,” Ellen DeGeneres tweeted.

Miley Cyrus took to Instagram to express herself: “My ❤️ breaks for Brussels today….. My heart breaks for the world today…. When will this end, and the love begin….. This isn’t the planet I wanna live on 💔 NOTHING in the world matters but giving love to others! It’s what we need more than anything else! MORE LOVE LESS EVIL!!!”

“Woke up to the horrible, tragic news in Brussels. Heartbreaking. Sending much love and many prayers,” Rainn Wilson wrote.

“Terrible news from Brussels. Praying for the victims and their families. Horrible,” Courteney Cox said.

“my heart goes out to the people of #Brussels this morning,” Ryan Seacrest wrote.

“My heart goes out to everyone in Brussels! Praying for peace throughout the world,” Kim Kardashian West tweeted.

“#PrayForUsAll Terrorism is one of the scariest things. It does not function like anything else in this world. The Dalai Lama once said “love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” The world falls to its knees yet again over terrorism 💔 #PrayForBrussels #PrayForPeace #PrayForUsAll,” Khloe Kardashian posted on Instagram.

“Our love and prayers go to the people of Brussels. Please — pray for peace,” Zoe Saldana tweeted. “#PrayersForBrussels.”

“My heart and thoughts go out to the people of Brussels  ,” Naomi Campbell tweeted.

Iggy Azalea tweeted, “Sending prayers to everyone in Brussels.”

Eva Longoria tweeted, “The horrible attacks on affect us all. My heart is with you .”

“In the past 7 days we’ve seen attacks on , & . Praying LOVE will rise ,” “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett tweeted.

“Sad to wake up to news of grotesque violence in Brussels. My thoughts are w the victims and families who have suffered,” Adam Lambert tweeted.

Christina Applegate said, “Just woke up to the horrible news. Thinking of the people in Brussels. My heart aches. Dammit!!!”

“Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted, “Thoughts & prayers with the people of Brussels. Another tragic reminder that humanity must reunite.”

Singer Janelle Monae tweeted, “Peace peace peace peace be with . been there on many occasions. Beautiful people. Sending LOVE TO ALL during this time.”

“My thoughts and prayers for Brussels this morning and for anyone killed or hurt in these terrible attacks and the families and loved ones,” Boy George said via Twitter.

Michael Clifford, 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist, tweeted, “watching this news going on in Brussels makes me so sad. could’ve been anyone you love in that airport/metro. all of my love and prayers.”

One Direction member Niall Horan said, “Another tragedy. Thoughts are with the people of Brussels and of course the families of those who lost a relative.”

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