Celebs Unite Against Rioting

Stars speak out on Twitter to stop the violence
Tuesday , 16 August 2011
Celebs Unite Against Rioting
Singer Justin Bieber arrives at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards held at the Gibson Amphitheatre on August 7, 2011 in Universal City, California.

British celebrities joined forces last week to put their star power to good use, urging good Samaritans and caring citizens to make a stand against the thugs, looters and violent offenders during the outrageous and out-of-control riots that spread across many major cities in the UK last week.

The stars took to Twitter to vent their frustration and disgust against the yobs. Stars including singer Jessie J and Piers Morgan expressed her dismay. Jessie Tweeted, “This is NOT how to gain respect. This is NOT how to get justice. This is NOT how to gain peace,” while Piers wrote, “Millions of people are suffering in this financial crisis, but not looting/rioting/pillaging – no sympathy for these yobs whatsoever.”

Stephen Fry used the social site to champion a Riot Clean Up campaign in which innocent residents took to the streets to clean their home areas and stand up against the rioters. The actor wrote, “I do hope that if I was in London now I’d be as good & brave & kind as all those who are agreeing to meet & help clean up #RiotCleanup!” Even teen sensation Justin Bieber chimed in, Tweeting, “To all the people of the UK I hope you are ok.” Finally celebs doing something worthwhile with their status!