President Obama And Celebtries React To Mandela’s Passing – Paris Hilton Sends Offensive Tweet?

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Nelson Mandela, died yesterday in his home at the age of 95. He was South Africa’s first black president, he fought inequality and apartheid in that country and went to jail for 27 years for it. He was born in 1918, won a Nobel Peace Prize and we will continue to celebrate his life and all the good he did for freedom and equality. A movie has been made in his honor (that was planned before his passing). His funeral will be held on December 15th. He was suffering with lung infections and gallstones.

President Obama said in a statement, “I cannot imagine my own life without Mandela’s example. May Nelson Mandela’s life of service to others and his unwavering commitment to equality, reconciliation, and human dignity continue to be a beacon for each future generation seeking a more just and prosperous world.”

Oprah released a statement, saying, “One of the great honors of my life was to be invited to Nelson Mandela’s home, spend private time and get to know him. He was everything you’ve ever heard and more – humble and unscathed by bitterness. And he always loved to tell a good joke. Being in his presence was like sitting with grace and majesty at the same time. He will always be my hero. His life was a gift to us all.”

Morgan Freeman: “Today the world lost one of the true giants of the past century. Nelson Mandela was a man of incomparable honor, unconquerable strength, and unyielding resolve—a saint to many, a hero to all who treasure liberty, freedom and the dignity of humankind. As we remember his triumphs, let us, in his memory, not just reflect on how far we’ve come, but on how far we have to go. Madiba may no longer be with us, but his journey continues on with me and with all of us.”

Idris Elba: “What an honor it was to step into the shoes of Nelson Mandela and portray a man who defied odds, broke down barriers, and championed human rights before the eyes of the world. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Beyonce: “Thank you for all you have sacrificed to improve the lives of other human beings. Rest in peace.”

Muhammad Ali: “I am deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Mandela. His was a life filled with purpose and hope; hope for himself, his country and the world. He inspired others to reach for what appeared to be impossible and moved them to break through the barriers that held them hostage mentally, physically, socially and economically. His was a spirit born free, destined to soar above the rainbows. Today his spirit is soaring through the heavens. He is now forever free.”

Rihanna: “One of the greatest men who’s ever lived!!! #Legend We will never forget the things this man has taught us, and we will never truly comprehend the level of strength that it took for him to endure many of his years!! Thank you #Mandela.”

Khloe Kardashian: “An amazing man with great wisdom. Rest in peace Nelson Mandela.”

Mike Tyson: “I’m hearing about Nelson Mandela’s death while on African soil in Oran, Algeria. Sending prayers to Mandela’s family.”

Samuel L. Jackson: “Never met a better person in my life than Nelson Mandela. My sympathy to his family & his country.”

Gabrielle Union: “Rest in eternal peace, love and light #NelsonMandela.”

Tyra Banks: “95 powerful years on this earth yet freedom for INFINITY because of you. You are an angel that will live forever.”

On a disturbing note, a tweet surfaced that appeared to be from Paris Hilton’s account saying “RIP Nelson Mandela. Your ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was so inspiring. An amazing man.” You can only imagine that happened on the internet when that tweet surfaced. Paris is denying she sent that tweet and said someone made it up.

 

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