France fell victim to another horrifying tragedy
on Thursday when a truck plowed through a crowd of people celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, injuring hundreds. According to French news reports, as of Friday morning at least 84 people were killed, including the driver, who was fatally shot by police.
In the wake of the attack, which is currently being treated as an act of terror, President Barack Obama
issued a statement of support and unity.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and other loved ones of those killed, and we wish a full recovery for the many wounded," Obama said. "We stand in solidarity and partnership with France, our oldest ally, as they respond to and recover from this attack."
Celebrities from across the world have taken to social media to echo Obama's message of solidarity and to share their condolences with those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.
"Heartsick over Nice. Horrified," wrote Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently released a benefit song with Jennifer Lopez
promoting peace and love in the wake of the Pulse Nightclub mass shooting in Orlando, Florida last month.
"Pray for Nice. Pray for France. Pray for our world," Modern Family actress Ariel Winter tweeted. "My heart is broken."
Actress Victoria Justice decried the attacks, calling the incident "absolutely devastating."
"I will never understand these senseless acts of terror," she tweeted. "My heart is with France. #PrayForNice"
"Heartbroken to hear the news about Nice, France," actress Sophia Bush wrote. "Hatred has to stop. Promoting any kind of hatred, anywhere, has to stop."
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio shared a message of unity, tweeting, "Sickened by news of another senseless attack. On this #BastilleDay we are all patriots of France. Nice, we are with you.”
Many other entertainers, politicians and celebrities also addressed the devastating attack, sending their love and prayers.