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:

Massari

“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 theyโ€™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.

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This is the colour of our hearts. Raging with anger, sadness and disappointment with every single official responsible for Lebanonโ€™s tragedy. All my friends have stitches, my family was under the rubble and every single one of them lost their homes and businesses. Hundreds are dead. Thousands injured. No politician in the current government is allowed to continue his tenure past this day. The first video is from my uncleโ€™s office. Itโ€™s a miracle heโ€™s alive considering he was right in the centre. The other photos and videos are apocalyptic and scenes of war no human should ever experience. This country will be rebuilt and the people must know that they outnumber the corrupt ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูŠุณุงุนุฏ ุงู„ุดุนุจ ุงู„ู„ุจู†ุงู†ูŠ ูˆุงู†ุดุงู„ู„ู‡ ูƒู„ ุดุฎุต ู…ู† ู„ู‡ูˆ ูŠุฏ ุจูŠู„ู„ูŠ ุญุตู„ ุจู„ุจู†ุงู†ุŒ ูƒู„ ุดุฎุต ู…ุฐู†ุจ ูˆูุงุณุฏ ูŠุชุนุงู‚ุจ. ู„ุจู†ุงู† ููŠ ูŠุชุนู…ู‘ุฑ ุจุณ ุงู„ุดุนุจ ู„ุงุฒู… ูŠูƒูˆู† ูŠุฏ ูˆุญุฏุฉ ู…ุด ุจุณ ุจุงู„ุดุนุงุฑุงุช ุจู„ ูุนู„ุงู‹ ุนู„ู‰ ู…ุณุชูˆู‰ ู„ุจู†ุงู† ูƒู„ู‘ูˆ.

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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.

Stรฉphanie Atala

Beirut, I love you.

~ Stephanie Atala

Lebanese-French actress Stรฉphanie 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 familyโ€™s homes and businesses shattered ๐Ÿ’” they escaped death by a miracle ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป but what about all the ones that werenโ€™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 arenโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” GOD HELP THEM PLEASE ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป #Lebanon – ุจูŠูˆุช ูˆุงุดุบุงู„ ุนุงูŠู”ู„ุชูŠ ุชุฏู…ุฑุช ูˆู†ุฌูˆุง ู…ู† ุงู„ู…ูˆุช ุจุงู”ุนุฌูˆุจุฉ. ุจุณ ุดูˆ ุจูŠู†ู‚ุงู„ ุนู† ุงู„ู†ุงุณ ูŠู„ู„ูŠ ู…ุงุชุชุŒ ุนู† ุงู„ุงุดุฎุงุต ูŠู„ู„ูŠ ุฎุณุฑูˆุง ุงุญุจุงุจู† ูˆุงุตุญุงุจู† ูˆุงูุฑุงุฏ ู…ู† ุนูŠู„ุชู‡ู…. ุดูˆ ุจูŠู†ู‚ุงู„ ุนู† ุงู„ู…ุตุงุจูŠู† ูˆุงู„ู…ุฌุฑูˆุญูŠู† ูˆุงู„ู…ุชุถุฑุฑูŠู† ูŠู„ู„ูŠ ุฎุณุฑูˆุง ุจูŠูˆุชู‡ู… ูˆุงุดุบุงู„ู‡ู… ูˆุฌู†ู‰ ุนู…ุฑู‡ู…ุŒ ูˆุงู„ู„ู‡ ูˆุญุฏูˆ ุจูŠุนุฑู ูƒูŠู ุฑุญ ูŠู‚ุฏุฑูˆุง ูŠุฑุฌุนูˆุง ูŠูˆู‚ููˆุง ุนู„ู‰ ุงุฌุฑูŠู‡ู…. ุดูˆ ุจูŠู†ู‚ุงู„ ุนู† ุญุฌู… ุงู„ุตุฏู…ุฉ ูŠู„ู„ูŠ ู…ุง ุจุนุฑู ูƒูŠู ุฑุญ ู†ู‚ุฏุฑ ู†ุชุฎุทุงู‡ุง. ุดูˆ ุจูŠู†ู‚ุงู„ ุนู† ุจู„ุฏู†ุง ูŠู„ู„ูŠ ุฑุญ ูŠุงุฎุฐ ุณู†ูŠู† ุญุชู‰ ูŠุฑุฌุน ูŠุชุนู…ุฑุŒ ูˆุงู„ู„ู‡ ุจูŠุนุฑู ุงูŠู…ุชู‰ ูˆูƒูŠู. ุดูˆ ุจูŠู†ู‚ุงู„ ุนู† ุงู„ุฌู‡ู„ ูˆุงู„ุงู‡ู…ุงู„ ูŠู„ู„ูŠ ูˆุตู„ูˆู†ุง ู„ู‡ุงู„ูƒุงุฑุซุฉ. ุงู„ู„ู‡ ูŠู‚ูˆูŠ ูƒู„ ุดุฎุต ุนู„ู‰ ุงู„ุงุฑุถ ุนู… ุจูŠุณุงุนุฏ ูˆูŠูƒูˆู† ุจูŠุนูˆู†ู‡ู….

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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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