Stars React To Bin Laden’s Death
First Published: May 2, 2011 11:43 AM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Many of Hollywood’s biggest names took to Twitter late Sunday night and early Monday morning following President Barack Obama’s announcement that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed.
Here’s what some stars had to say…
Neil Patrick Harris: “Everyone is sitting around my living room, mouths agape. Wow, what a night. Thank you, Mr. President, for such an eloquent speech.”
Lindsay Lohan: “Go USA!”
Paris Hilton: “Just landed back in LA, so happy to hear the news of Osama bin Laden’s death. He was the face of terrorism and such an evil man. The world is a much better place with him not in it.”
“Dancing With The Stars” pro Mark Ballas: “Finally Justice #Osamaisdead… Sending love out to our Brave troops… we are so grateful”
Charlie Sheen: “Dead or Alive. WE PREFER DEAD! Well done SEAL team! AMERICA: #WINNING that’s how we roll”
Katy Perry: “AMERICA F*** YEAH, HERE TO SAVE THE MOTHER F***IN DAY YEAH!”
Some stars were in New York City when the announcement came…
Rob Lowe: “Tonight’s long awaited news sounds like the work of the S.E.A.L’s. Good job guys, many families thank you… At ground zero now. Everyone together. No separate religions or political parties. Just people. Americans together; proud.”
Director Michael Moore: “I’m in New York tonight, no one’s going 2 bed. It’s 1am. There’s so much happening Ground Zero packed so many remembering that horrible day.”
Others took time to remember those who died on September 11, 2001 and the men and women of the armed services who have waged the war on terrorism.
James Van Der Beek: “Amidst all the chants of “USA”, let’s recognize that removing #Osama is a victory in the fight for human dignity. And that war ain’t over…”
Kristen Chenoweth: “I’m thrilled we got Osama. Prayers and thoughts go out to all 9-11 families.”
Nia Vardalos: “God bless all servicemen/women who pursue justice in search of freedom.”
“The Office’s Mindy Kaling: “I hope all families with loved ones who perished on September 11th are feeling some closure. Our country’s great.”
Olivia Munn: “Coming from a military family and as a proud American- GOD BLESS all the soldiers fighting this war. BIG HUG!! #cantheycomehomenow??”
Sandra Bernhard: “thank you @barackobama for getting the job done, quietly with class and dignity. nuff said.”
Some addressed the news with humor…
Dane Cook: “Osama Bin Laden’s demise finally comes after stupidly activating his iPhones FIND MY PHONE feature.”
“Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder: “Trump demands to see osama death cert”
Jimmy Fallon: “Got Bin Laden AND interrupted Celebrity Apprentice? Win for Obama all around.”
Kevin Nealon: “Throngs of citizens are celebrating outside The White House waiting for Obama and Michelle to kiss on the balcony.”
Donald Trump also released a statement following the President’s announcement.
“I want to personally congratulate President Obama and the men and women of the Armed Forces for a job well done. I am so proud to see Americans standing shoulder to shoulder, waving the American flag in celebration of this great victory. We should spend the next several days not debating party politics, but in remembrance of those who lost their lives on 9/11 and those currently fighting for our freedom. God Bless America!,” the possible Presidential candidate said in the statement.
Oprah Winfrey was left unsure how to proceed with an episode of the “Oprah Winfrey Show” that she taped last week with the President and the First Lady.
“Trying to decide what to do about tomorrow’s show with Prez that was taped last week,” the talk show host Tweeted. “Show will feel dated because we taped last week. Not even a hint of Osama’s demise. Still happy to have them on.”
On Monday, singer Billy Ray Cyrus released a statement about the news while he visited troops at Fort Hood in Texas.
“No coincidences!” the singer said in a statement. “In 1989 I wrote a song about a Vietnam Veteran. I recorded it in 91…the day the ground war started in Desert Storm. Some how it did not surprise me that I was in the middle of the largest operating military base in America the moment the news broke of Bin Laden’s death. Seeing the sacrifice that our soldiers and their families have made for our FREEDOM, once again reminded me….. ALL GAVE SOME…. AND SOME GAVE ALL.”
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