Japanese Quake & Tsunami 2011: Celebrities Respond on Twitter

Today we have seen the tragic events unfolding in Japan as first a massive earthquake hit the region, followed by a deadly tsunami. Earlier today we told how people in the country reached out through Twitter as many phones were down, with Tweets reaching a rate of 1,200 per minute. Celebrities are now also reaching out through Twitter to offer their condolences to those affected by the dreadful events.

Social networking sites are often criticized but in times of crisis we have often noted before at OSM that sites such as Twitter and Facebook really can bring people together in times of need and offer much-wanted support and comfort, such as with the recent New Zealand earthquake. Celebrities have been taking to Twitter in numbers to send their thoughts and prayers such as P. Diddy who tweeted, “Oh man yall see this earthquake in japan??????!!!!!! Let us pray!!!! God bless Japan!”, according to Luchina Fisher over on abc News.

Khloe Kardashian also tweeted her thoughts saying, “My prayers and love is with all of those in Japan. Wow my heart is breaking with every image I see. So sad! Praying hard!” In her article Fisher reminds us that although Japan seems a long way away to many of us, many celebrities have a real affinity with the country from performing there. Katy Perry is one star who has only recently returned from touring in Japan and she tweeted, “My prayers go out to anyone that is being effected by the disaster in Japan … #prayforjapan.”

Nicole Scherzinger is another of many celebrities who expressed her concern on Twitter saying, “My heart goes out to all those affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis. Pls keep Japan in ur prayers. God bless and be with them,” whilst William Shatner simply tweeted, “My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. My best, Bill.” It’s certainly a terrible day and the numbers of those killed seem to be rising every minute, so while here at OSM we can’t claim to be celebrities, we wish to offer our thoughts to the people of Japan too.

If you have anything you wish to share about the Japanese earthquake or tsunami which is spreading across the Pacific, then please do send us your comments.