Source: USA TODAY
Patton Oswalt’s Facebook rage against the terror of the Boston bombings has gone viral.
The comic actor, who was the voice of Remy in 2007′s Ratatouille, posted a note that resonated.
“I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, ‘Well, I’ve had it with humanity,’ ” he recalled of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
“But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
“But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out … So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, ‘The good outnumber you, and we always will,’ ” he continued.
And among other star reaction Monday:
Blue Bloods actor Donnie Wahlberg used Twitter to ask for help to make sure his fellow New Kids on the Block bandmate Joey McIntyre, who was running the Boston Marathon, was OK.
McIntyre was. In fact, he tweeted, “There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished- I’m ok but I’m sure there are many hurt.”
Many celebrities were quick to react to the news of the explosions at the race’s finish line.
Here are some examples of what they were saying on Twitter:
Donnie Wahlberg: “Going to be off twitter for a while today. Many friends and loved ones to check in on. Please #PrayforBoston and all those impacted by this.”
Ben Affleck: “Such a senseless and tragic day. My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston.”
Mindy Kaling: “My heart aches for my hometown.”
Justin Timberlake: “My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the city of Boston and all of those affected by this terrible incident”
Simon Cowell: “Watching the news. Horrendous. Please god no more bombs. Stay safe America”
Miley Cyrus: “Sending peace & many blessings to Boston”
Rainn Wilson: “Just heard about Boston. Unbelievably sad. So horrific. What monsters.”
Rob Lowe: “Prayers for Boston. Patriots Pride.”
Bette Midler: “Terrible news out of Boston. But before we jump to conclusions about the perps, we should wait; too many crazies (with agendas) to count.”
Tyra Banks: “I’ve spent a lot of time in Boston so it holds a special place in my heart…so my heart goes out to all affected by this tragedy.”
Alicia Keys: “Shaken… My thoughts and prayers are with the city of Boston and those affected by this tragedy.”
Elizabeth Hurley: “Horrific news from Boston. Truly shocking…”
Ellen DeGeneres: “Let’s all send our thoughts, our prayers and our energy to the people injured in Boston. My heart is with you.”
Dylan McDermott: “Love & Prayers to everyone in Boston..”
Cheryl Burke: “My thoughts and prayers go out to everybody in Boston!!”
Michael Chiklis: “To all my people back home. Please let me know that you are alright.”
Jim Gaffigan:“My prayers go out to the people hurt in the Boston explosions.”
Pink: “Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the explosions in Boston.”
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