Celebrities expressed sadness, frustration and disappointment across social media Monday after a grand jury in Missouri declined to bring charges against police officer Darren Wilson for the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.
L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant came out strong against the justice system.
Chris Rock quoted W.E.B. Du Bois to voice his displeasure of the decision.
" A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect " W.E.B. DuBois. http://t.co/1OCKbrJaTb— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) November 25, 2014
Katherine Heigl was saddened for Brown's relatives.
My heart and sympathy goes out to Michael Browns family. They're words and actions are remarkable considering their deep sorrow and grief.— Katherine Heigl (@KatieHeigl) November 25, 2014
Cher disagreed with the grand jury's decision, but also decried the protests that followed.
Have problem re decision not 2bring 2 trial,Police who shot young man near St.Louis.Something must b done 2 protect innocent young blk men— Cher (@cher) November 25, 2014
Having said that, Violence is NOT the ANSWER ! VOTE 2Change State Laws.There Must b Change in Attitude & BALANCE In Police & Lawmakers!— Cher (@cher) November 25, 2014
Pharrell Williams wanted a different outcome.
I'm heartbroken over the news of no indictment in Ferguson. Let's all pray for peace.— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) November 25, 2014
The situation was emotional for Missy Elliott.
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Moby was stunned that the grand jury decided not to bring an indictment.
Magic Johnson expressed disappointment in the decision.
We must work together to stop the unnecessary loss of young men of color. Justice was not served in Ferguson.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 25, 2014
Katy Perry tried to keep up with the situation from Australia.
Feeling stuck all the way over here in Sydney seeing the news just now... Sending my prayers to Ferguson & praying for an equal America.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 25, 2014
Olivia Munn focused on the need for meaningful outcomes.
" Let's not just make noise, let's make a difference." - Michael Brown's family. Rest in peace Michael Brown.— oliviamunn (@oliviamunn) November 25, 2014
Russell Simmons hoped for a safe night.
Just leaving yoga and hearing about the verdict of grand jury. Citizens please begin with prayer breathe be thoughtful. And safe— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) November 25, 2014
Lena Dunham wants justice and change.
All my love is with the family of Michael Brown. I applaud their strength and courage, mourn their loss, pray they see justice and change.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) November 25, 2014
Orlando Jones wished for a different outcome.
Some things in life are sad, but not surprising. #FergusonDecision— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) November 25, 2014
Josh Groban hoped for peace to prevail.
My thoughts are with the Ferguson community. I hope the frustration, as well as the love for the Brown family, shows itself through peace.— josh groban (@joshgroban) November 25, 2014
Gabrielle Union wants social change to emerge.
Heavy heart, angry soul... we matter. ALL our lives matter. Hear us, feel us, respect us... ALL— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) November 25, 2014