Keith Urban Sends Condolences to New Zealand in Wake of Mosque Shootings
Keith Urban may be best known to most as one of Australia's most recognizable stars, but the singer was actually born in neighboring New Zealand. And, true to his roots, he has recognized and sent his condolences to his birthplace in the wake of the terrible tragedy that took place there Friday (March 15).
Urban displayed on social media a photo of Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House, which was lit up with New Zealand's symbolic silver fern in recognition of the 50 people who were killed in shootings at two Christchurch mosques.
"My family and I send prayers for ALL who've been affected by this indescribable hatred," Urban noted in a caption.
Urban's wife, Australian actor Nicole Kidman, expressed the same sentiment in her Instagram stories, posting the same photo and noting simply, "New Zealand you're in our prayers."
A 28-year-old Australian man Brenton Harrison Tarrant, was arrested and charged with murder (more charges are expected) in connection with the attack, which marks the country’s deadliest shooting in modern history. Tarrant self-described as a white supremacist with strong anti-immigrant sentiments, and attacked on what is the holiest day of the week in Muslim culture. In addition to the 50 that died, many others were injured as a result of his actions.
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