Celebrities react to Brittney Griner’s 9-year Russian prison sentence: ‘This hurts’

Celebrities react to Brittney Griner's 9-year Russian prison sentence: 'This hurts'

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WNBA star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug possession, and celebrities speak out.

Many famous faces are expressing their outrage at the sentencing on social media. Here are some of those who have commented so far.

justin bieber

Justin Bieber asked on his Instagram how he could help with Brittney Griner’s situation.
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“Sorry” singer Justin Bieber took to Instagram ask what he could do for Brittney. He posted: “If anyone knows of anything I can help with, please let me know.”

50 cents

50 Cent has revealed his thoughts on Brittney Griner's sentencing after capturing the cover on Fox News.

50 Cent has revealed his thoughts on Brittney Griner’s sentencing after capturing the cover on Fox News.
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The rapper shared on Instagram that he was watching Fox News when the Griner story broke. He described the situation as “wild”.

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Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union used the hashtag #WeAreBG, which took off as part of the movement to bring Brittney Griner back to the United States.

Gabrielle Union used the hashtag #WeAreBG, which took off as part of the movement to bring Brittney Griner back to the United States.
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Actress Gabrielle Union used the “WeAreBG” hashtag, which many athletes and celebrities have used in the past to rally behind Griner, writing, “Bring her home!!!”

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen shared his support for Brittney Griner.

Andy Cohen shared his support for Brittney Griner.
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TV personality Andy Cohen took to Twitter to voice his support for Griner, echoing the “Bring Brittney home” sentiment.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith has shared her grief over Brittney Griner's sentencing the same day officers were formally charged in Breonna Taylor's death.

Jada Pinkett Smith has shared her grief over Brittney Griner’s sentencing the same day officers were formally charged in Breonna Taylor’s death.
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“Red Table Talk” host Jada Pinkett Smith noted her heartache that Griner’s sentencing came the same day it was announced that the officers would be formally charged in the death of Breonna Taylor.

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mia farrow

Mia Farrow shares that Brittney Griner's conviction is "heartbreaking."

Mia Farrow shares Brittney Griner’s sentencing is “heartbreaking”.
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Actress and activist Mia Farrow shared her support for Griner on Twitter, calling the sentence “heartbreaking”.

Sherri Berger

Sherri Shepherd wrote on social media that her heart "breaks" for Britney Griner.

Sherri Shepherd wrote on social media that her heart is “breaking” for Brittney Griner.
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Actress and TV personality Sherri Shepherd says her heart “breaks” for Griner and has pleaded with America to “end this nightmare”.

This story is developing.

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