Rihanna, Aerosmith, Barcelona FC, Adriana Lima... Celebrities react
Adriana Lima shared this message on her Instagram account on May 14Several celebrities from around the world voiced sympathy for the people of Turkey soon after the Soma coal mine disaster, while almost all cultural events, including a concert scheduled for May 14 by Aerosmith in Istanbul, have been canceled due to the national mourning.
Here are some of the reactions:
Pop star Rihanna has shown her solidarity by changing the background picture of her Twitter account in memory of the Turkish victims:
Actor James Franco, models Lara Stone and Cara Delevingne all shared the message, "Black Day, Pray For Turkey," on their Instagram accounts. Topmodel Adriana Lima shared the same image, adding: "My thoughts are with you #turkey #soma"
Actress Eva Longoria tweeted the following message:
Barcelona football team released a sympathy message accompanying a photo in which the Spanish club's stars are seen in front of a Turkish flag:
Famous Turkish photographer Mert Alaş shared an image in tribute to the Soma miners:
Arda Turan, the Turkish football star of Atletico Madrid who will soon play for the Champions League title against Real Madrid and for the La Liga title against Barcelona, released a video statement. The Spanish club broadcasted the video on its website, stressing that "Arda Turan and Atletico Madrid share the sorrow of those who died in the Soma mine accident."