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

FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 24: A protestor is surrounded by tear gas during a demonstration on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. A St. Louis County grand jury has decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown that sparked riots in Ferguson, Missouri in August. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A protester is surrounded by tear gas in Ferguson on Nov. 24, 2014 (Getty Images)

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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