On Wednesday afternoon, a terror attack shook London’s Westminster area directly outside the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. That evening, British late night host James Corden dedicated a portion of The Late Late Show to honoring the lives lost.
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“I know a lot of people in Britain watch this show, there’s a lot of people from Britain that work on this show. And of course, our thoughts go out to everyone who’s been affected by this,” a visibly emotional Corden said. “It was funny watching the news today I felt a really long, long way from home. It’s funny, when something happens in your hometown, you don’t have a feeling of being glad that you’re so far away. What you feel is that you wish you could be there with loved ones to stand alongside them.”
Corden, who has been the star of the American program for more than a year now, went on to praise the British capital, saying, “London is a diverse and proud and brilliant city. And one thing is for sure, if this act of terrorism was supposed to divide the people of London, I know for a fact that all something like this does is bring them closer together as one. Tonight we send our heartfelt thoughts to everybody in Britain, stay safe, everybody, please.”
Corden wasn’t the only star voicing his support for the victims of the attack and the people of London. Many celebrities took to social media to pay their respects.
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Here are some responses:
L❤️VE4L⚪️ND💙N— kylie minogue (@kylieminogue) March 23, 2017
A policeman died to protect parliamentary democracy. An MP fought to save his life. We grieve, we fight on. This is the country we live in. https://t.co/1YvxEJLvXN— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) March 22, 2017
Sending 🇺🇸love to 🇬🇧...😔✌🏼❤🌎— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) March 22, 2017
May God protect everyone in London. Hate hearing this sad news. Sending my condolences to the victims' families.— NICKI MINAJ (@NICKIMINAJ) March 22, 2017
So sad for all of those hurt in the London terror attack. I want to be angry but I'm just heartbroken. More police, more security. More eyes— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) March 22, 2017
Thinking of London this morning from LA. . Stay safe everyone !!— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 22, 2017
I am so proud to be a Londoner and this act of terror will only make us stronger.. This is a time to come together & spread love... x Stella pic.twitter.com/mFDdemSjbN— Stella McCartney (@StellaMcCartney) March 22, 2017
Sending love to everyone in London.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 22, 2017
⚡️ “Support for London from around the world”https://t.co/FpXgQTBhze— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) March 23, 2017
London Police revealed in a press conference early Thursday morning that seven arrests had been made related to the incident. Four people, including the attacker, have died as a result of the attack.