Hollywood, World Leaders React to Deadly Paris Terror Attack on Social Media

“My thoughts are with the victims and their families in Paris,” tweeted Elijah Wood, showing support for the Charlie Hebdo newspaper using the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie

Last Updated: January 7, 2015 @ 10:17 PM

Just a few hours after gunman killed at least 12 people in a terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday morning, Twitter users started showing their support with the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie.

President Barack Obama issued a statement condemning the attacks on Wednesday, as did MPAA Chairman Chris Dodd, novelist Salman Rushdie and Russian President Vladimir Putin, while others took to social media with their grief and outrage.

Notable people from French president François Hollande to Hollywood actor Elijah Wood and media personality Piers Morgan attached #JeSuisCharlie — “I am Charlie” — to their 140-character reactions.

As of early Wednesday afternoon, the hashtag has already been tweeted out of 650,000 times.

Here’s how Charlie Hebdo’s official Twitter account responded (“Best wishes, by the way”):

Below are the rest of the notable Twitter reactions:

French Prime Minsiter François Hollande’s tweet translates into “No barbaric act will never extinguish the freedom of the press. We are a united country.”

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