5 Most Moving Celebrity Reactions to the Paris Terrorist Attacks

After news broke around the world of the shocking Paris Terrorist Attacks, celebrities were quick to share their thoughts and condolences as they prayed for peace in the French city. Some were at public events and stopped their appearance to speak about the attacks, while others used social media to express their shock and sadness about the news.

David Beckham


David left a moving tribute on his instagram account: “As the sun rises in this beautiful city we remember the people that have died and the families that have lost loved ones… Our thoughts are with you all… #PrayForParis.”

Justin Bieber

Justin was visibly emotional as he lead a moment of silence during an event. He commented to the crowd: “There’s been some sad things happening in the world right now, and I think that we should all honour that and just take one moment of silence for that, if you guys could.”


During a performance, Madonna stopped to address her fans: “Take this moment to acknowledge the tragedy. The tragic killings, assassinations and the senseless ending of precious life that occurred last night in Paris…And it’s been really hard to get through the show, because in many ways I feel torn. Like, why I am up here dancing and having fun when people are crying over the loss of their loved ones?”

Sam Smith

Sam was so shocked by the news: “Sitting here staring at the news. My thoughts and my heart is with all the family and friends of the victims and to everyone in Paris and France tonight.”

Sophia Bush

Sophia urged people to remain in a safe place: “If you are in Paris and need somewhere safe to stay, or can offer a safe haven for people who cannot get home, Parisians are using the hashtag PorteOuverte to help. Be safe. We are all praying for you. x”