Lady Gaga, Zendaya and more celebs react to Charlottesville white nationalist rally


Stars are taking to social media to express their shock and condemnation of the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday.

Charlottesville officials declared a state of emergency in the city shortly after 11 a.m., after hundreds of people crashed the rally, which saw men dressed in militia uniforms carrying shields and guns to protest the city's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

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"I pray a true leader will rise to expel hatred from America. This is not US! This is Anti-American #ThisIsNotUS #Charlottesville #BeKind," Lady Gaga tweeted. "I know we are not created to hate each other, but to help & love. Use hashtag #BeKind #ThisIsNotUS to tweet positive messages. #Charlotte."

Zendaya, meanwhile, took to Instagram to comment on the violence and chemical sprays used in the rally, calling the event "terrorism."

"I really don't know what to say...but this is terrorism," she captioned a video of the rally. "This is America TODAY...not 40 years ago, and your president is silent. Disgusting."

President Donald Trump later took to Twitter, writing, "We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!"

See all celebrity reactions in the gallery below:

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How tragic that this is what we've come to. My prayers are w those in Charlottesville & every American who is the target of hate & violence.
Hell of a day for the President to forget how to tweet. https://t.co/ABffmwwH8D
sad and true. https://t.co/8I2daQFg65
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
I would like to speak out against these ignorant ass fools marching in Charlottesville. Believe it or not, they do not represent the majority of "white people". Most of "us" white folk (I'll say it again, I subscribe to the human race and we're all pink on the inside) are embarrassed of these small dicked privileged spoiled ass losers. Like these good people in this picture. Most people are good people, there are small groups of every sort that make it ugly for the rest of us. I apologize on behalf of these idiots. Maybe mommy and daddy should cut off their allowances.
"The truth is: we are living at this time. And we are tolerating it." #Charlottesville https://t.co/U4qBQl93qV
My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country.
But the incitement of hatred that got us here is as real and condemnable as the white supremacists in our streets.
Message to the people of Charlottesville, from my mother, Leslie Cockburn, who is running for Congress in VA. #lesliecockburnforcongress #charlottesville www.lesliecockburnforcongress.com
I really don't know what to say...but this is terrorism. This is America TODAY...not 40 years ago, and your president is silent. Disgusting.
Even as we protect free speech and assembly, we must condemn hatred, violence and white supremacy. #Charlottesville
By the way, fuck these nazi motherfuckers. #Charlottesville
A woman just came up to me and said “I guess neo-Nazis are at least a diversion from nuclear annihilation” #whataworld #scary
Guess who will not be condemning the white supremacist rally in #Charlottesville
It's getting harder and harder to explain to my mom that everything is going to be ok.
This is shocking, but none of this is surprising. We all know we've been headed here for a while.
Genuine question: How do we react to this rally in a way that makes them feel it's a failure? It seems they feed on condemnation & anger.
That sounds reasonable ... oh wait https://t.co/xQYGKcDbXb
Come together as one: Even you losers-haters-Mexican rapists-"heroes" who were captured-women who are less than 10'… https://t.co/ENhMULItg1
Heartbreaking. I'm just... God help us. #Charlottesville
Where were the police!? Why were they not there to protect the public from these bigots #Charlottesville
These people are really upset. They should go back to their countries. #WeAreAllImmigrants https://t.co/qqWSk1Zv08
Heartbroken, upset and just so confused about the violence in Charlottesville....thinking of all the people who were affected 💔
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