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''I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist. I'm an economic nationalist.''
- Stephen Bannon
The white supremacist-led rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday, August 13, 2017, led to deaths and multiple injuries.
Virginia's governor Terry McAuliffe declared an emergency and said: "Go home. ... You are not wanted in this great commonwealth. Shame on you."
Here are 20 strong celebrities reactions who have expressed their horror and denounced the events in Charlottesville using the press and social media:
1• President Donald Trump told reporters: "We are closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Virginia. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides, on many sides. It has been going on for a long time in our country -- not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America."
2• Former President Barack Obama wrote on Twitter: "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
3• Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman wrote on twitter: ''CALL IT WHAT IT IS. IT. IS. TERRORISM.''
4• William Shatner wrote on twitter: ''Crazy day filled with hate. What is wrong with people?''
5• Miley Cyrus wrote on twitter: ''If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention..... sending love to all and healing to those injured !''
6• Andrew Rannells wrote on twitter: ''Watching the news in Canada about what is happening in America is very depressing. And embarrassing.''
7• Hillary Clinton wrote on twitter: ''My heart is in Charlottesville today, and with everyone made to feel unsafe in their country.''
8• Kristen Bell wrote on twitter: ''Sad and true.''
9• Norman Lear wrote on twitter: ''My heart is heavy as I watch what's happening in Charlottesville. This is not the American Way.''
10• Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter: ''I pray a true leader will rise to expel hatred from America. This is not US! This is Anti-American''
11• Ava DuVernay wrote on twitter: "The truth is: we are living at this time. And we are tolerating it."
12• Sarah Silverman wrote on twitter: ''These people are really upset. They should go back to their countries.''
13• Kumail Nanjiani wrote on twitter: ''This is shocking, but none of this is surprising. We all know we've been headed here for a while.''
14• German Chancellor Angela Merkel spokesman told reporters: "The scenes at the right-wing extremist march were absolutely repulsive - naked racism, anti-Semitism, and hate in their most evil form were on display."
15• Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: ''Is this America now? We cannot let this stand.''
16• Camila Cabello tweeted: ''this is horrifying…. hatred, racism, and violence have no place in our society… this is not America.''
17• Caity Lotz wrote on tweeted: ''Free speech is not a right for violence.''
18• Matt Shively wrote on twitter: ''Hey white nationalists. If you hate the color of your country goes find an island. Create your own country and then blow it up. Cool thanks.''
19• Tyler James Williams wrote on twitter: '' The greatest lie in American history has always been that White Americans are the ones under attack/ having rights taken away. ''
20• Sofia Carson wrote on twitter: '' I see humans, but I don't see humanity. My heart is broken. Please, just love. ''
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