14 Insensitive And Inappropriate Things Celebrities Have Said About The Russia-Ukraine War

On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The attack — which was carried out via land, sea, and air — jeopardized the welfare of millions of innocent Ukrainians.

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Since then, people around the world have come together to show support for Ukrainians, who are facing daily threats and seeking refuge. However, some celebrities managed to be insensitive when expressing support.

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From bizarre to downright inappropriate, here are 14 celeb responses that definitely missed the mark:


Madonna shared this clip of the Ukraine invasion, overlaid with her song, “Sorry”:


On The View, Joy Behar said, “I’m scared of what’s gonna happen to Western Europe, too. You plan a trip, you wanna go there. I’ve wanted to go to Italy for four years. I haven’t been able to make it because of the pandemic, and now this. It’s like, what’s gonna happen there?”

You almost have to respect Joy Behar’s unwavering commitment toward ensuring that boomers are the most hated generation alive

10:30 PM – 24 Feb 2022

Twitter: @IdaTavakoli / Via ABC


Actor AnnaLynne McCord read an original poem, called “Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin,” which included the lines, “Dear Mister President Vladimir Putin, I’m so sorry I was not your mother” and “I know how I could easily have moved in the direction of becoming a dictator myself.”

@IAMannalynnemcc / Via Twitter: @IAMannalynnemcc


Twitch streamer Hasan Piker faced backlash after he preemptively tweeted this about Russia:

this is the hill i will die on. russia cannot launch an urban counter insurgency war in a neighboring country w/ 44 million ppl. with or without nato support. this is why i have been saying he won’t invade ukraine. not because of anything else. he’s a bad person not a mad one. https://t.co/Aqkv21asZL

03:29 PM – 17 Feb 2022

Twitter: @hasanthehun


Amazon Prime tweeted and then deleted this on the day of the invasion:


Real Housewife Vicki Gunvalson shared this alarmist Instagram post, urging Americans to start taking out cash and gathering supplies:


Politician and Senate candidate Lauren Witzke said she “identified with Putin’s Christian values” more than Joe Biden’s:

Lauren Witzke, the Delaware GOP’s candidate for Senate in 2020, has nothing but praise for Putin and “his Christian nationalist nation”: “I identify more with Putin’s Christian values than I do with Joe Biden.”

07:59 PM – 24 Feb 2022

@RightWingWatch / Via Twitter: @RightWingWatch


Kirstie Alley faced backlash for this now-deleted tweet about the Russia-Ukraine war being potentially fake:


Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff faced criticism for saying she doesn’t care about the war and for sharing a disturbing political cartoon:

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