Here’s What Hollywood and the President Are Saying About the Brussels Terrorist Attacks

Three explosions that hit the Belgian capital of Brussels killed at least 34 people and wounded more than 170.


Update — Mar. 22, 2:31 p.m. ET: ISIS has claimed ownership on the attack, and the casualty count has risen to a total of at least 230 wounded victims. Read more updates over on CNN.


 

Attackers detonated twin blasts at the Zaventem airport and one at the Maelbeek metro train beneath the the European Union’s capital on Tuesday (Mar. 22); one likely to be set off by a suicide bomber. As a result, Belgium has raised its terrorism threat to its highest level.

“We were fearing terrorist attacks, and that has now happened,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told reporters.

The devastating attacks come days after the capture of Europe’s most wanted man, Salah Abdeslam.

Social media is passing around this cartoon illustrated by French artist Plantu from the newspaper Le Monde in solidarity of those affected by the attacks.

13 novembre – 22 mars. L’hommage de Plantu #Bruxelles #Brussels >> http://bit.ly/1T4VUDq <<

A photo posted by Le Monde (@lemondefr) on

 

President Barack Obama spoke out on the attacks while on his historic visit to Cuba:

 

Celebrities are also taking to social media to react to the act of terror and to send their prayers to the victims and their families. Here is what they are sharing:

THIS NEED TO STOP! #WORLDPEACE #BRUSSELS 😢😢😢😢

A photo posted by Adriana Lima (@adrianalima) on

my heart goes out to all those in Brussels. praying for you. praying for the world.

A photo posted by Kendall Jenner (@kendalljenner) on