Music Stars Lose Homes In California Fires, Slam Trump For Response
Music stars are among the thousands of California residents impacted by the Camp and Woolsey wildfires north of Los Angeles that have claimed the lives of at least 31 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.
Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke, and Canada’s Neil Young have reportedly lost their homes. On Saturday, singer Liam Payne tweeted: “I think I’m about to lose my house and its memories.”
My heart goes out to everyone caught in the fires please stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks. I think I’m about to lose my house and its memories 😔even worse tragically people have died thoughts and prayers with everyone it’s been a tough day let’s hope it gets better 🙏🏼— Liam (@LiamPayne) November 10, 2018
Cyrus said Sunday she is “completely devastated.” She tweeted: “I am one of the lucky ones. My animals and LOVE OF MY LIFE made it out safely & that’s all that matters right now. My house no longer stands but the memories shared with family & friends stand strong. I am grateful for all I have left.”
all I have left. Sending so much love and gratitude to the firefighters and LA country Sheriff’s department! If you are interested in getting involved see next tweet....— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 12, 2018
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I love you more than ever , Miley
Thicke shared a message on Instagram for the “courageous firefighters and volunteers.” He added: “We are safe and surrounded by friends and family.”
On Friday, Lady Gaga shared: I’m sitting here with many of you wondering if my home will burst into flames.” She later heaped praise on the firefighters and volunteers battling the blazes.
I’m so grateful I love you and god bless you to all the firefighters and first responders who continue fighting this fire. You risk your lives for us, and I’m so humbled by your bravery. You are our heroes. #WoolsleyFire— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 11, 2018
Music legend Cher, who has lived in Malibu since 1972, shared her heartbreak on Twitter. “Kinda numb. So Many homes lost mine is just one home,” she wrote on Friday. “I’m worried about my house, but there is nothing I can do. Friends houses have burned. I can’t bear the thought of there being no Malibu…”
PPL OFTEN SAY THERE ARE NO WORDS,BUT THERE ARE NO WORDS 4 THIS‼️— Cher (@cher) November 12, 2018
GIVING ALL MY RESPECT,❤️, & APPRECIATION 4HEROIC FIRE FIGHTERS‼️
MEDICAL PERSONNEL R HEROS 2.😥 &🙏🏻4 PPL WHO HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES & 4 THOSE WHO ARE STILL IN PATH OF🔥🔥‼️
🙏🏻 4 #GREATSTATEOFCALIFORNIA
As the fire raged, so too did the anger against U.S. president Donald Trump, who blamed poor forest management. “Billions of dollars are given each year, with so many lives lost, all because of gross mismanagement of the forests,” he tweeted. “Remedy now, or no more Fed payments!”
Gaga shot back in a tweet on Monday. “You continue to make it clear you care for no one other than yourself,” she fumed. “Mr. President show some compassion for the people of California and set an example of kindness for this country.”
Perry slammed Trump for his “heartless” response to the tragedy. “There aren’t even politics involved,” she tweeted on Saturday. “Just good American families losing their homes as you tweet, evacuating into shelters.”
Rocker Axl Rose also challenged Trump. “Um…actually…it’s a lack of federal funding that’s at the ‘root’ of the purported forest mismanagement,” the Guns ’N Roses singer tweeted. “Only a demented n’ truly pathetic individual would twist that around n’ use a tragedy to once again misrepresent facts for attempted public/political gain at other’s expense.”
Um...actually...it’s a lack of federal funding that’s at the “root” of the purported forest mismanagement. Only a demented n’ truly pathetic individual would twist that around n’ use a tragedy to once again misrepresent facts for attempted public/political gain at other’s expense— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 11, 2018
Rod Stewart joined the chorus. “Mr. President, while people’s homes are burning, while lives are being lost & while firefighters are risking their lives,” he tweeted. “California needs words of support & encouragement, not threats or finger pointing & accusations.”
Mr. President, while people’s homes are burning, while lives are being lost & while firefighters are risking their lives, California needs words of support & encouragement, not threats or finger pointing & accusations. Where is Winston Churchill when you need him?— Sir Rod Stewart (@rodstewart) November 10, 2018
John Legend tweeted: “Our National Embarrassment can't bring himself to show some empathy to Californians dealing with a horrific disaster.”
Singer Richard Marx didn’t hold back. "9 killed so far; many others missing; and this is what the President tweets. The man is a soulless cretin. An infection. A big, bloated gob of pus.”
This was filmed Friday night about 100 yards from our home. Winds are up again. This is devastating to so many people. Hoping our house survives but so sorry for all who’ve lost their homes. No words can express our gratitude to those fighting these relentless fires. #woolseyfire pic.twitter.com/HGc2T6abhi— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) November 11, 2018
On his website, Neil Young responded to Trump’s claim. “California is vulnerable … because of climate change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it.
“Imagine a leader who defies science, saying these solutions shouldn’t be part of his decision-making on our behalf. Imagine a leader who cares more for his own, convenient option than he does for the people he leads. Imagine an unfit leader. Now imagine a fit one.”
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