'We are with you': Stars heartbroken for NZ

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Celebrity,
Publish Date
Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:48PM

Stars around the world have shared messages of support following the deadly terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday.

Forty-nine people are dead and more than 40 were injured in the attacks.

New Zealand stars and others abroad shared messages of support on social media, among them Taika Waititi, Reese Witherspoon and John Legend.

"My country is weeping and so am I," wrote Waititi. "I am dying knowing that this kind of hatred can happen in my homeland. All my love goes out to Christchurch, the victims, the families, the Muslim community, and all who have chosen our islands as their home."

Canadian singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, who was due to play a now-cancelled Christchurch show at Hagley Park on Sunday, said his "heart goes out to the people of New Zealand".

He said he was cancelling the show "in solidarity with the victims of the mass murder".

Actress Mia Farrow directly responded to US President Donald Trump, saying he is "not blameless in this slaughter".

Other stars such as comedian Hasan Minhaj, actress Jameela Jamil and actress Laura Dern shared their support.

Miley Cyrus posted a message to NZ via Instagram.