After five police officers were killed in Dallas on Thursday, actors, athletes and musicians took to social media to give their condolences to the fallen officers as well as share their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Here’s what some of pop culture’s loudest voices had to say in this time of tragedy and uncertainty:
Lady Gaga, singer:
Demi Lovato, singer:
Rashida Jones, actress:
Olivia Wilde, actress:
Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks player (NBA):
Fellow NBA player Lebron James reshared Anthony’s post with a comment sharing his support.
Third base for the Texas Rangers, Joey Gallo shared a personal story about meeting one of the slain officers on his Instagram:
A couple months ago @nomazara26 and I were walking down the street in downtown Dallas. When an officer stopped us, Mazara and I immediately became nervous, "I know who you guys are" he said. "Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara, can I get a picture with you guys please?" It was definitely a first for me and Nomar to have an officer, a true hero, want to meet us. His name is Patrick Zamarripa, one of the officers killed in last nights shootings in Dallas. I'll never forget how kind and down to Earth he was. We ended up having a 15 minute conversation about sports with him. He was an avid Rangers fan. But more importantly a great person, and family man. Please keep Patrick, and all the officers affected and their families in our prayers today. #prayfordallas
Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars player (NHL):
John Legend, known for his activism as well as his R&B hits, shared his thoughts on the shootings and the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter:
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Tony Award winning musical, “Hamilton:”
Talib Kweli Greene, rapper and activist: