Stars react, offer prayers for Nice Bastille Day attack
MANILA, Philippines – After the Bastille Day attack in Nice, France, many took to social media to express their grief and offer prayers for those who lost their lives.
Among those speaking out were stars, musicians, and members of the fashion industry.
On Friday, July 15, a truck slammed into a crowd in Nice, killing at least 84 people. The attack, which President Francois Hollande called an act of terrorism, happened on Bastille Day, a French national celebration.
Some musicians were in France at the time of the attack, including Rihanna, who was set to have a concert at the Allianz Stadium in Nice on July 15.
The singer's reps have since said that she is safe and she posted a message on Instagram, saying that her concert is canceled.
"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families," she added.
The electronic music duo Disclosure were in Nice on the morning of the attack and sent out a message on Twitter, saying, "Thoughts with everyone affected by the horrific scenes in Nice, France."
Thoughts with everyone affected by the horrific scenes in Nice, France. We were just there this morning.. Can't believe it!— Disclosure (@disclosure) July 14, 2016
Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, a French singer and wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, called for everyone to stand together following the attack, captioning a photo on Instagram: "Solidarité (Solidarity)."
French fashion designer and creative director of Balmain, Olivier Rousteing, said he had "no words, no hashtags, only tears" for the Nice attack.
Actress, activist, and former fashion model Mia Farrow retweeted news about Nice and called for people in the area to donate blood to hospitals if it was needed.
Sending love to friends in France #Nice— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 14, 2016
If you're near #Nice do see if hospitals need blood donations for victims. Thoughts with France— mia farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 15, 2016
Former professional cyclist Lance Armstrong recalled the time he spent at Nice, training.
Spent years living/training in Nice and all over the Côte d'Azur. Great memories I'd never trade. So sad seeing tonight's tragedy.— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) July 14, 2016
Here are more thoughts and prayers for Nice from popular personalities:
Nice, France— Jack Falahee (@RestingPlatypus) July 14, 2016
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) July 15, 2016
Absolutely devastating. I will never understand these senseless acts of terror. My heart is with France. #PrayForNice
This is all too heartbreaking. pic.twitter.com/KCsbreOPgu— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) July 15, 2016
Just heard the terrible news from Nice. I am shocked. My thoughts and prayers to all affected.— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) July 14, 2016
Chloe Grace Moretz
What's happening in this world ? #PrayForNice— Chloë Grace Moretz (@ChloeGMoretz) July 14, 2016
Enough #PrayForNice— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 14, 2016
So saddened right now. #PrayForNice my family was suppose to be there today. Thank God they're safe. Nice I am praying for you— Christina Milian (@ChristinaMilian) July 14, 2016
So sad, and so tragic, my heart goes out to the people of Nice— Devonté Hynes (@devhynes) July 14, 2016
Correction: 30 dead and 100 injured in Nice. My heart is heavy. The people responsible for this are cowards.— Jamie Chung (@jamiechung1) July 14, 2016
Pray for Nice. Pray for France. Pray for our world my heart is broken— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) July 14, 2016
I'm so sorry for all that is happening, Nice. We are grieving with you. We are worried with you. We love you. #PrayForNice— Michaela Watkins (@michaelaWat) July 14, 2016
There is a war on love. Here and abroad.— Michaela Watkins (@michaelaWat) July 14, 2016
This world is becoming very dark very quickly. #prayfornice— Gregg Sulkin (@greggsulkin) July 14, 2016
I really just don't understand the world right now. It's unnerving. What other choice but to just have hope that good will prevail..— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) July 14, 2016
Thinking of the victims families in France. Stay safe and look out for one another, everyone..— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) July 14, 2016
So sad to hear of the horrific tragedies that happened in #Nice tonight.What is happening to our world? These senseless acts of violence to innocent people needs to stop! Can't we all just live our lives in love & peace? My heart & prayers go out to all the victims & their families.Truly heartbreaking #PrayForNice #PrayForFrance#PrayForTheWorld
So sad to learn of the situation in Nice right now. I wish senseless killings would stop happening, the world over.— lily (@lilyallen) July 14, 2016
Melissa Joan Hart