The Lebanese celebrities in the diaspora haven’t certainly missed to do their part.
Heartbroken as they are for the capital of their homeland and their people back home, they took to social media to express their anger, their grief, and their call for support.
Here are some notable ones:
“I can’t believe this happened today in Beirut.”
Internationally famous Lebanese-Canadian singer Massari shared his shock and grief on Instagram, and posted stories showing ways to support.
My cousin felt the whole house shake and they’re in the mountains.
Another famous Lebanese-Canadian singer, Karl Wolf used his Instagram platform to express his grief over Beirut. He shared his experience calling every single member of his family.
“All my friends have stitches, my family was under the rubble, and every single one of them lost their homes and businesses.”
`~ Jessica Kahawaty
Lebanese-Australian Jessica Kahawatywasn’t as calm in her pain as Massari and Karl Wolfs. Filled with rage, she explained the heartbreaking situation in her caption.
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Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih was immensely posting about the explosion of her homeland. She expressed her sorrows through several posts and stories and posted “How to Help Lebanon,” urging her worldwide followers to take action.
Rima Fakih and her husband Sal are also giving $250,000 to Lebanese charities that are helping on the ground in Lebanon.
Beirut, I love you.
~ Stephanie Atala
Lebanese-French actress Stéphanie Atala shared Instagram posts showing the catastrophe, and listing contacts for people to help, volunteer, and/or donate.
Three of her posts were captioned “Beirut, I love you” in three languages.
Everyone who needs a new government leadership, raise your hand and stand with us!
~ Mia Khalifa
Mia Khalifa, a former adult-film star, took to Twitter to express her rage. Long before the explosion, Mia consecutively tweeted her disappointment in her homeland’s government.
Mia has done way more than ranting against the political leaders and president Aoun, which led the president to block her on Instagram.