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Celebrities Call For Compassion After Trump's Missile Strike On Syria

"The only thing to tweet right now is a prayer for peace and safety."

07/04/2017 11:52 PM AEST | Updated 18/04/2017 7:12 AM AEST

Celebrities took to social media to voice their opinions following President Donald Trump’s decision to launch a direct attack on the Syrian government Thursday night.

According to Trump, the missile strikes were ordered in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack on civilians that left at least 100 people dead earlier this week.

“It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons,” Trump said Thursday from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Everyone from Rosie O’Donnell to Kerry Washington to Patton Oswalt to Lena Dunham weighed in on the military action. Many of them noted the apparent hypocrisy in bombing a country in one stroke and refusing to come to the aid of its refugees in another.

“If you support bombing Syria because they attacked with chemical weapons, but [you] supported banning Syrian refugees, [you’re] a f**kin hypocrite,” actor D.L. Hughley tweeted, referencing Trump’s attempts to enact a travel ban targeting Muslim-majority nations, including Syria.

See how Hollywood reacted to the U.S. missile strike below. 

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