Celebrities rushed to social media this week to condemn the carnage Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has inflicted on his own people in Aleppo — and some in Hollywood also attacked President-elect Donald Trump over the tragedy.
Leading the charge to tie Trump to Assad’s atrocities in Syria, Spotlight actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted a Huffington Post article: “As He Slaughters Civilians In Aleppo, Bashar Assad Prepares To Make Nice With Donald Trump.”
As He Slaughters Civilians In Aleppo, Bashar Assad Prepares To Make Nice With Donald Trump | The Huffington Post https://t.co/dfcqm8b9cD
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 15, 2016
Actress Laura Benanti bashed Trump for tweeting “while we watch a genocide unfold before our eyes.”
— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) December 15, 2016
Earlier this week, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black said it was Trump’s “buddies” who were behind the violence in Syria.
Meanwhile, Trump's buddies are slaughtering civilians in Aleppo as I type. The man we elected supports this. But coal miners, you guys. https://t.co/8K4oGBtAvz
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) December 13, 2016
Modern Family writer/producer Danny Zuker also bashed Trump.
Based on this Pig Boy's tweets a bad review of The Trump Grill, is a greater evil than his boyfriend Putin slaughtering children in Aleppo. pic.twitter.com/Elx32m5FeV
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) December 15, 2016
Pop singer James McVey ignored Obama’s role in the Syrian calamity and instead ripped Trump.
This is a tragedy for humanity. Instead we report Kanye West meeting Trump. Why is it only after brexit and election that we start talking?
— James McVey (@TheVampsJames) December 15, 2016
That the ongoing violence in Syria has occurred on President Obama’s watch didn’t deter these Hollywood celebrities in the least.
Breitbart News national security editor Francis Martel noted in an article on Wednesday:
Assad’s human rights atrocities are half a decade old. The situation in Aleppo is in part the product of President Barack Obama’s failure to lead in preventing Assad from making human rights violations a habit.
Meanwhile, other celebrities including Madonna, Jessica Chastain, Ellen DeGeneres and Wesley Snipes tweeted their condolences for those lost in Aleppo and encouraged others to donate to relief efforts.
— Madonna (@Madonna) December 15, 2016
We are all connected. Your suffering is mine. Help to care for those in Aleppo & at the same time grow love in you❤
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) December 15, 2016
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 14, 2016
If you want to see the world without makeup look at #Aleppo 🙏🏿
— Wesley Snipes (@wesleysnipes) December 14, 2016
The beautiful city of Aleppo is dead. Assad; butcher, monster and optometrist, has murdered hundreds of thousands of his own as we watched.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) December 15, 2016
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) December 15, 2016
We must not ignore this crisis of humanity. My heart breaks for the people for Aleppo… 💔 pic.twitter.com/LyPSYmo8RS
— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) December 15, 2016
— Milla Jovovich (@MillaJovovich) December 15, 2016
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