Lebanese Celebrities In The Diaspora Share Their Grief & Anger Over Beirut Explosion

The tragic event of August 4th is still shaking the world and many are trying to lend their support, even if only to try to lift the spirits of the Lebanese people.

Among them, A-list international celebrities reposted prayers, and ways to help, and even called on their followers to donate, like Bella Hadid, who also donated to 13 NGOs in Lebanon.

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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.”

~ Massari

Internationally famous Lebanese-Canadian singer Massari shared his shock and grief on Instagram, and posted stories showing ways to support.

Karl Wolf

My cousin felt the whole house shake and they’re in the mountains.

Karl Wolf

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.

Jessica Kahawaty

“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 Kahawaty wasn’t as calm in her pain as Massari and Karl Wolfs. Filled with rage, she explained the heartbreaking situation in her caption.

Rima Fakih

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Rima Fakih

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.

Stéphanie Atala

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.

Mia Khalifa

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.

She’s currently auctioning her infamous glasses on eBay to raise funds for Lebanon; the auction has exceeded $100,000 so far.

Karen Wazen

My heart is shattered in pieces… Shattered like the glass of over 300,000 homes across Lebanon

~ Karen Wazen

Karen Wazen, the founder of Karen Wazen Eyewear and blogger, shared her sorrows regarding her motherland. Her siblings’ businesses and homes were destroyed by the impact.

She took to Instagram, posting links in her biography of trusted NGOs for those willing to donate.

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My family’s homes and businesses shattered ? they escaped death by a miracle ?????? but what about all the ones that weren’t able to survive this tragedy… what about all the ones who lost loved ones… what about the severely injured ones… what about the ones that aren’t able to rebuild what they lost… what about the traumatised that might not recover from this… what about our country that will take years to be rebuilt (if it ever Will?) what about all the negligence that brought us to this? so thankful for everyone on the ground helping ???? GOD HELP THEM PLEASE ???????? #Lebanon – بيوت واشغال عائلتي تدمرت ونجوا من الموت بأعجوبة. بس شو بينقال عن الناس يللي ماتت، عن الاشخاص يللي خسروا احبابن واصحابن وافراد من عيلتهم. شو بينقال عن المصابين والمجروحين والمتضررين يللي خسروا بيوتهم واشغالهم وجنى عمرهم، والله وحدو بيعرف كيف رح يقدروا يرجعوا يوقفوا على اجريهم. شو بينقال عن حجم الصدمة يللي ما بعرف كيف رح نقدر نتخطاها. شو بينقال عن بلدنا يللي رح ياخذ سنين حتى يرجع يتعمر، والله بيعرف ايمتى وكيف. شو بينقال عن الجهل والاهمال يللي وصلونا لهالكارثة. الله يقوي كل شخص على الارض عم بيساعد ويكون بيعونهم.

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Nemr Bou Nassar

You do not serve the Lebanese people, you serve yourselves and your ‘goddamn’ ego.

~ Nemr

Heartbroken and furious, Lebanese-American comedian Nemr shared an IGTV that summarizes the situation in Lebanon.

He did not hold back on the corrupt state and blamed all of them, much like most Lebanese citizens, for the Beirut port explosion and the ongoing crises.

Nour Arida

“How can I remove the ‘boom’ from my head?” This is what Ayla, my daughter, keeps on repeating all day long…

~ Nour Arida

Lebanese model and blogger Nour Arida also used her Instagram platform to enlighten her followers on the situation.

She asked the United Nations to take control over the investigations of the explosion, instigating that she, like many people, doesn’t trust the government’s judicial system.

A day after her post went viral, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres responded in an Instagram post, calling for international support in conducting a credible investigation.

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