Bella Hadid and several other celebs have joined the many users on social media who want equal attention to be paid to other world tragedies in the wake of Monday’s devastating fire at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral.
On her Instagram Story, the 22-year-old shared a posts about Keriya Aitika Mosque in China’s Xinjiang region which “disappeared in 2018” as part of a continued campaign of destruction. She also shared information on the recent burnings of three historically black churches in Louisiana.
“Sending love and bringing awareness to every part of history around the world that was taken this week…” Hadid wrote in one post. In the other, she added: “Is this a f—— JOKE!!!!!!! Let’s talk about this too people!!!!!!!!!!”
Hillary Clinton, Mark Ruffalo, Mandy Moore, Busy Philipps, Megyn Kelly, Kristin Davis, Seth Meyers and other high-profile figures have also joined the push to donate to all. Several of the stars have donated $1,000 or more to the churches down south.
Many users on social media have worked to raise awareness about the Louisiana churches amid fundraising efforts for the 856-year-old landmark Notre Dame, which have already surpassed $700 million. It seems to be working. A GoFundMe page for the Louisiana churches has exceeded $1.3 million since the campaign began. And the pastor of one of the churches is all for it.
“It’s a blessing,” said Rev. Gerald Toussaint, pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, according to CNN. “It’s going to help our community. What the devil meant for bad, God’s going to turn it into something good.”