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Madonna, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé And Other Celebs Respond To Paris Attacks

By Dontaira Terrell
Posted On Nov 16, 2015
Madonna, Taylor Swift, Beyoncé And Other Celebs Respond To Paris Attacks


The world incurred a major hit after learning of the tragic attacks that took place in Paris on Friday. It’s been reported more than 120 people lost their lives and dozens more were critically wounded. Celebs from Beyoncé to Taylor Swift took to their personal Instagram accounts to express their grief, condolences and unwavering support to the citizens of France.

They used the hashtag #PrayForParis which instantly began trending as fans felt compelled to follow in the footsteps of their most admired celebrities and send prayers to the City of Light. In the wake of this devastation, Katy Perry, Nick Jonas and Amy Schumer among many other celebs posted to their Twitter pages heartfelt messages.

Stars such as Cody Simpson could not have said it better in a 140 characters or less, “incredibly shocked and disheartened by what has unfolded in ?#Paris sending love,” he said. Summarizing everyone’s personal sentiments that were noticeably at the top of hearts and minds around the world.

In the midst of it all, many musical acts such as U2 and the Foo Fighters were forced to either cancel or postpone their European shows. Whereas, the one and only Madonna decided to move forward with her Rebel Heart concert in Stockholm, Sweden. The powerhouse diva took time out of her set to deliver a heart wrenching speech about what has been described as the deadliest attack to occur in France since World War II,

A teary eyed Madonna said, “It’s been really hard actually to get through the show, because in many ways, I feel torn. Like, why am I up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones? However, that is exactly what these people want us to do. They want to shut us up. They want to silence us. And we won’t let them.”

Before performing an acoustic version of her hit, “Just Like a Prayer” she further added, “There are people who have no respect for human life, and there are people that do atrocious, degrading and unforgivable things to human beings. But we will never, ever, ever change this world that we live in if we do not change ourselves. If we do not change the way, we treat one another on a daily basis. The way we change the world is not to elect another president, not to kill a hundred more people. The way we change the world is that we change the way we treat one another on a daily basis, in the simplest ways. We must start treating every human being with dignity and respect, and this is the only thing that will change the world.”

Taking Madonna’s advice to heart let’s all “start treating every human being with dignity and respect,” not just when tragedy strikes but everyday moving forward.