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Ferguson: Hollywood Sounds Off on Protests, Grand Jury Decision on Social Media

Celebrities take to Twitter, Instagram to express sadness, anxiety and anger over grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in killing of Michael Brown

Hollywood weighed in Monday night after the highly anticipated grand jury decision was announced, which saw Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson avoid indictment in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

LeBron James, Rihanna, Katherine Heigl, Katy Perry and “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams were just a few bold names adding their voices to the social media discussion after the ruling was announced.

“As a society how do we do better and stop things like this happening time after time,” NBA star James said on Instagram, accompanied by a powerful cartoon figure of Brown walking side-by-side with the late Trayvon Martin.

“I’m so sorry to these families. Violence is not the answer people. Retaliation isn’t the solution as well,” he said.

Actress-turned-activist Mia Farrow simply begged President Barack Obama’s intervention, while others sent prayers to the Brown family and pleaded for peaceful protest.

The entertainment community’s reactions include:











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