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