Mark KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – A group of film, television, sports and music stars from different generations, including Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Elton John, John Bon Jovi, John Brothers and Billie Eilish, have signed up for social media. show support for Ukraine.
A social media rally organized by Global Citizen on Friday calls on governments, institutions, corporations and individuals to help fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and other regions of the world. Celebrities are asked to use their social networking accounts to post their efforts using the #StandUpForUkraine tag.
Springsteen posted a video on social media on Friday showing his support: “Refugees in Ukraine and around the world now need our help,” he said. “Everyone deserves safe and humane living conditions.” Barbra Streisand posted a link to Global Citizen on Twitter and wrote, “I supported it and I hope you do too.
The list of participants also includes The Weeknd, Alanis Morissette, Alejandro Sanz, Angélique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Billy Joel, Celine Dion, Chris Isaak, Chris Rock, Demi Lovato, FINNEAS, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Green Day, Carole King, Jon Batiste, Juanes, Kacey Musgraves, Katy Perry, Leon Bridges, Luke Combs, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Pharrell Williams, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks , Stevie Wonder, Weezer, 5 Seconds of Summer, Dave Matthews, Radiohead, Miley Cyrus, Tame Impala, U2 and Usher.
Celine Dion uploaded a support video on Instagram with the caption in English and French: “I call on world leaders to help anyone who is forced to leave their homes.” In her video, Ellen DeGeneres called on world leaders to “do the right thing and help them with the billions they need.”
NBA Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies, Metallica, Billy Porter, Julian Lennon, Adam Lambert, Luis Fonsi, Padma Lakshmi, Weezer and Rita Ora also joined the campaign.
The campaign runs just a day before the pledge conference co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday.
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