On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The attack — which was carried out via land, sea, and air — jeopardized the welfare of millions of innocent Ukrainians.
Since then, people around the world have come together to show support for Ukrainians, who are facing daily threats and seeking refuge. However, some celebrities managed to be insensitive when expressing support.
From bizarre to downright inappropriate, here are 14 celeb responses that definitely missed the mark:
Madonna shared this clip of the Ukraine invasion, overlaid with her song, “Sorry”:
We The ViewJoy Behar said, “I’m scared of what’s gonna happen to Western Europe, too. You plan a trip, you wanna go there. I’ve wanted to go to Italy for four years. I haven’t been able to make it because of the pandemic, and now this.
Actor AnnaLynne McCord read an original poem, called “Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin,” which included the lines, “Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin, I’m so sorry I was not your mother” and “I know how I could easily have moved in the direction of becoming a dictator myself.”
Twitch streamer Hasan Piker faced backlash after he preemptively tweeted this about Russia:
Amazon Prime tweeted and then deleted this on the day of the invasion:
Real Housewife Vicki Gunvalson shared this alarmist Instagram post, urging Americans to start taking out cash and gathering supplies:
Politician and Senate candidate Lauren Witzke said she “identified with Putin’s Christian values” more than Joe Biden’s:
Kirstie Alley faced backlash for this now-deleted tweet about the Russia-Ukraine war being potentially fake:
Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff faced criticism for saying she doesn’t care about the war and for sharing a disturbing political cartoon:
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