After angry crowds left the city of Baltimore engulfed in flames and completely destroyed, many celebrities, including Rihanna, are expressing their concern — and also making a plea for peace.
Rihanna, 27, was truly devastated to see what the people of Baltimore, Maryland did to their own city after the shocking death of one of their own, Freddie Gray. Now, many celebrities are speaking out over how tragic the situation is, asking fans to pray for the people of Baltimore and damning the unnecessary violence and destruction caused by unruly rioters.
Baltimore Riots: Celebrity Reactions To National Tragedy
On Monday, April 26, the entire world tuned in to live news feeds in Baltimore and watched as hundreds, if not thousands, of people left the city in ruins. Although Baltimore Police tried repeatedly to calm the chaos, but they were hopeless attempts.
When a tragedy this large strikes and captures the world, celebrities are always willing to voice their opinions. In this case, Rihanna, Kelly Rowland, and more stars are expressing concern, condolences, and overall sadness regarding Baltimore’s violent unrest.
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— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) April 28, 2015
Hate to see Baltimore going thru what my hometown of Ferguson went thru. Change is necessary, but violence and destruction is not the answer
— CedricTheEntertainer (@CedEntertainer) April 27, 2015
I’m just catching up to the news coming out of Baltimore…this is bad. Sending my prayers to everyone in that beautiful city.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) April 27, 2015
Nonviolence as Compliance in Baltimore http://t.co/f7DXqaqTeD
— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 28, 2015
Not worth all the hate. This whole thing is sad to watch. All of it. I hope no more people get hurt that’s all. https://t.co/VKdYVABVLx
— Carson Daly (@CarsonDaly) April 27, 2015
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— Lauren Cox