Hollywood Condemns Terrorism

Nicole Kidman and fourscore and four Hollywood celebrities have put out a full page ad in the LA Times condemning terrorism.

NICOLE Kidman has made a public stand against terrorism. The actress, joined by 84 other high-profile Hollywood stars, directors, studio bosses and media moguls, has taken out a powerfully-worded full page advertisement in today’s Los Angeles Times newspaper. It specifically targets “terrorist organisations” such as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine.

“We the undersigned are pained and devastated by the civilian casualties in Israel and Lebanon caused by terrorist actions initiated by terrorist organisations such as Hezbollah and Hamas,” the ad reads. “If we do not succeed in stopping terrorism around the world, chaos will rule and innocent people will continue to die. “We need to support democratic societies and stop terrorism at all costs.”

A who’s who of Hollywood heavyweights joined Kidman on the ad. The actors listed included: Michael Douglas, Dennis Hopper, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Danny De Vito, Don Johnson, James Woods, Kelly Preston, Patricia Heaton and William Hurt. Directors Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, Dick Donner and Sam Raimi also signed their names. Other Hollywood powerplayers supporting the ad included Sumner Redstone, the chairman and majority owner of Paramount Pictures, and billionaire mogul, Haim Saban.

Granting that the 9/11 happened almost half a decade ago now, it’s good to have them on board.

Gone Hollywood

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  1. LJD says:

    Masters of the obvious. Did they just get out of the spa or something?

    Maybe this will encourage terrrorists to focus their energy on Hollywood.

  2. Trest says:

    I they are really against terrorism, then why do they continue to terrorize us with the idiotic tripe they try to pass off as cinema?

  3. Doug says:

    “/…it’s good to have them on board”

    I wouldn’t count on that if I were you.

  4. legion says:

    A who’s who of Hollywood heavyweights joined Kidman on the ad.

    Looks more like a “who’s in need of a publicity boost”.

  5. Kent G. Budge says:

    This tends to confirm my impression of why Kidman and Cruise split up: She has too much common sense.

    At least by Hollywood standards.

    [dons asbestos suit]

  6. Richard says:

    Better late than never, or maybe some of these hollywood types have begun to realize that IF Islam-facists win, their lifestyles of the rich and famous will most definately be gone.