Stars Unite: Celebrities Donate, Demand Ceasefire, and Speak Out for Gaza
In the face of an ongoing genocide, a remarkable wave of solidarity has swept across the global celebrity community. From stars to musicians, models, and entrepreneurs, celebrities from diverse backgrounds and industries have come forward, demanding an end to the ongoing genocide in Gaza. Their voices echo the urgent call for peace, support, and immediate aid to reach the people of Gaza. In this article, we explore how these celebrities are using their influence to make a difference and bring hope to a region in desperate need.
Huda Kattan from Huda Beauty
Huda Kattan has been a staunch advocate throughout the ongoing Gaza genocide, passionately expressing her support for the people of Palestine and calling for an immediate cessation of Israeli atrocities. Notably, she has seized control of both her personal Instagram account and her brand's account to make a significant and compassionate announcement: a generous donation of $1 million to humanitarian organizations in Gaza, aimed at aiding the people affected by the genocide.
Salena Gomez from Rare Beauty
Just recently, Selena Gomez has become more vocal about the ongoing Gaza crisis on her social media. However, the actress also took control of her brand, 'Rare Beauty's Instagram page, where she posted a message stating, "Humanitarian crisis in Gaza." In the caption, the brand announced its commitment to making donations for the cause, stating, "Palestinian civilians must be protected, period." The post further specified the organization to which the donations would be directed, aiming to "Help get urgent medical relief and resources to the children of Gaza."
Atif Aslam, renowned for his captivating songs and compassionate personality, has once again endeared himself to many by stepping forward in support of aid for the people of Gaza. The singer has made a generous donation of Rs. 15 million to Al Khidmat foundation, further solidifying his position as a beloved figure with a big heart.
Amir Khan and wife Faryal Makhdoom
Amir Khan, the celebrated British boxer and former unified light-welterweight world champion, has joined forces with his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, in a heartfelt effort to assist the people of Gaza. Together, they are organized a charity dinner event next month with the primary objective of raising funds for this vital cause. Their current contributions are dedicated to providing essential hot meals for the people of Gaza. Amir Khan took over his Instagram to urge people to join along for the very cause.
Artists 4 Ceasefire
In an open letter addressed to Joe Biden and the United States Congress, titled 'Artists 4 Ceasefire,' a group of celebrities are urging for urgent action. They are calling for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in the conflict, advocating for the cessation of Israel's campaign in Gaza. Additionally, they are demanding the release of over 200 hostages held by Hamas and the provision of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population.
The letter statement is as follows;
Dear President Biden,
We come together as artists and advocates, but most importantly as human beings witnessing the devastating loss of lives and unfolding horrors in Israel and Palestine.
We ask that, as President of the United States, you call for an immediate de-escalation and ceasefire in Gaza and Israel before another life is lost. More than 5,000 people have been killed in the last week and a half – a number any person of conscience knows is catastrophic. We believe all life is sacred, no matter faith or ethnicity and we condemn the killing of Palestinian and Israeli civilians.
We urge your administration, and all world leaders, to honor all of the lives in the Holy Land and call for and facilitate a ceasefire without delay – an end to the bombing of Gaza, and the safe release of hostages. Half of Gaza’s two million residents are children, and more than two thirds are refugees and their descendants being forced to flee their homes. Humanitarian aid must be allowed to reach them.
We believe that the United States can play a vital diplomatic role in ending the suffering and we are adding our voices to those from the US Congress, UNICEF, Doctors without Borders, The International Committee of The Red Cross, and so many others. Saving lives is a moral imperative. To echo UNICEF, “Compassion — and international law — must prevail.”
As of this writing more than 6,000 bombs have been dropped on Gaza in the last 12 days — resulting in one child being killed every 15 minutes.
“Children and families in Gaza have practically run out of food, water, electricity, medicine and safe access to hospitals, following days of air strikes and cuts to all supply routes. Gaza’s sole power plant ran out of fuel Wednesday afternoon, shutting down electricity, water and wastewater treatment. Most residents can no longer get drinking water from service providers or household water through pipelines…. The humanitarian situation has reached lethal lows, and yet all reports point to further attacks. Compassion — and international law — must prevail.” – UNICEF spokesperson James Elder
Beyond our pain and mourning for all of the people there and their loved ones around the world we are motivated by an unbending will to stand for our common humanity. We stand for freedom, justice, dignity and peace for all people – and a deep desire to stop more bloodshed.
We refuse to tell future generations the story of our silence, that we stood by and did nothing. As Emergency Relief Chief Martin Griffiths told UN News, “History is watching.”
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In the Face of Crisis, Stars Speak Out
In the wake of the ongoing conflict in Gaza, a growing number of influential celebrities have chosen to use their platforms to call for peace, demand an immediate ceasefire, and shed light on the plight of the Palestinian people. Their passionate voices have resonated far beyond the confines of their respective industries.
Susan Sarandon Stands with Palestine
Susan Sarandon, a respected actress, lent her voice to the Palestinian cause, emphasizing that one doesn't have to be Palestinian to care about the genocide in Gaza. She made her stance clear, asserting, "I stand with Palestine. No one is free until everyone is free."
Macklemore's Unexpected Message
In an unexpected turn of events, U.S. rapper Macklemore attended a pro-Palestine rally in Washington, D.C. Initially unprepared to address the crowd, he acknowledged that there were more qualified voices present. However, he seized the moment to declare, "I'm teachable. I don't know enough. But I know enough that this is a genocide."
Kid Cudi: A Voice for the Voiceless
American rapper and singer Kid Cudi, also known as Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, took to his Instagram account to express the deep pain he felt upon witnessing the ongoing genocide. He spoke out against the suffering of innocent people in Gaza, emphasizing the horrors they endure, from entire neighborhoods being bombed to the loss of generations of family members.
Kid Cudi expressed his commitment to standing against all forms of oppression as a Black man and an artist. He made it clear that he feels a responsibility to give a voice to the unheard and to promote the spirit of all people through his work and presence.
Ushna Shah: Advocating for Truth
Pakistani actress Ushna Shah has been actively advocating for the rights of Palestinians facing hardships in Gaza due to Israeli bombings. She shared a video that creatively illustrated the history of how Palestinians lost their land to Zionist settlers with the support of major world powers. Ushna Shah criticized Western media for misrepresenting Palestinian self-defense as extremist militant attacks.
She exposed how Western media uses AI-generated images and fake attacks to maintain support for their propaganda. Ushna Shah's plea is for people to break their silence and help end this oppression.
Pooja Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor
Pooja Bhatt and Sonam Kapoor have both used their social media platforms to show their solidarity with the people of Gaza. Pooja Bhatt took to Twitter to share a moving poem penned by a Palestinian writer, expressing her deep sorrow in the face of the ongoing genocide. Meanwhile, Sonam Kapoor also made her presence felt on social media, using her platform to raise her voice in support of the people of Gaza.
John Cusack's Personal Account of the Pro-Palestine March
Highly active on Twitter, American actor John Cusack shared a deeply personal account of his participation in the pro-Palestine march in Chicago. His presence and vocal stance underscore the significance of global solidarity.
Gigi Hadid's Consistent Support and Antisemitism Clarification
American model Gigi Hadid, with Palestinian heritage, has consistently expressed her unwavering support for the Palestinian cause. Recently, she took to Instagram to raise awareness and emphasized the crucial distinction between criticizing the Israeli government and antisemitism.
Kehlani's Question: Silence in the Face of Genocide
American singer-songwriter Kehlani, via her Instagram, asked a powerful question that resonated deeply: "How are we allowing genocide to happen in real-time on social media? And why are we, as an international community that has vowed to never repeat history, choosing to remain silent out of fear?" Her words echo the global call for action and accountability.
Ali Gatie's Solidarity through Social Media
Iraqi-Canadian singer Ali Gatie expressed his unwavering solidarity with Palestine by sharing a poignant image on his Instagram. His message serves as a symbol of unity and support.
Mark Ruffalo Amplifies UNICEF's Calls on Twitter
Actor Mark Ruffalo has been using his Twitter platform to amplify UNICEF's calls, advocating for safe access to life-saving services for children in Gaza. His efforts highlight the critical need for humanitarian aid and support.
Entrepreneurs Hadia Ghaleb and Karen Wazen
Notable entrepreneurs Hadia Ghaleb and Karen Wazen, known for their international following, have become fervent advocates for Palestine on Instagram. They consistently share updates and stories about the ongoing situation in Gaza, increasing awareness and inspiring action.
Roger Waters' Urgent Plea for Ceasefire
Musician Roger Waters took to Instagram to deliver a compelling six-minute video expressing his viewpoint on the crisis. He made a passionate call for an "immediate and permanent ceasefire," urging an end to all forms of violence. His influential voice adds to the growing chorus demanding an end to the suffering in Gaza.
Unyielding Support for Palestine
Celebrities from different corners of the world are joining the global outcry for an immediate ceasefire and the end of the ongoing genocide. Their solidarity with the people of Gaza transcends boundaries, underscoring the significance of raising awareness and advocating for peace in the face of devastating circumstances. The words of these stars carry the weight of their influence and the call for a united stand against the ongoing genocide.