A group of film, TV and music stars – including Bruce Springsteen, Hugh Jackman, Sir Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, the Jonas Brothers and Billie Eilish – have signed on for a social media campaign to show their support for Ukraine to show.
Friday’s social media rally, organized by Global Citizen, calls on governments, institutions, companies and individuals to fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and other regions of the world.
Celebrities are asked to use their social media accounts to spread the word about the effort using the hashtag #StandUpForUkraine.
Springsteen posted a video on social media to show his support: “Refugees in Ukraine and around the world need our help now,” he said.
“Everyone deserves safe and decent living conditions.”
Barbra Streisand tweeted a link to Global Citizen and wrote, “I have supported and I hope you will too.”
The roster 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 took to Instagram to upload a supportive video with a caption in English and French that read: “I call on world leaders to help all those who are forced to leave their homes.”
Ellen DeGeneres, in her own video, urged world leaders to “do the right thing and contribute the billions they need.”
The campaign has also been joined by players from the NBA Sacramento Kings, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies, the band Metallica, Billy Porter, Julian Lennon, Adam Lambert, Luis Fonsi, Padma Lakshmi, Weezer and Rita Ora.
The campaign comes the day before a donors’ conference on Saturday co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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