Heartbreaking news in Mexico last week, where it was confirmed that the 43 missing college students from the state of Guerrero were dead, shocked everyone around the world, including many celebrities.
Among the countless of overwhelmed people, many Mexican stars were quick to react and sent messages of hope, support and solidarity.
Mexicos attorney general, Jesus Murillo Karam, gave a press conference broadcast Friday Nov. 7th, confirming that apparently the victims were thrown into a garbage dumpsome of them already deadand lit a fire that ran for over 12 hours in an effort to get rid of the victims.
The group of students boarded two buses from La Normal Rural, a teachers college in Guerrero State before disappearing on September 26th.
As the news quickly escalated, many celebrities voiced their own opinion on the mishap.
Marco Antonio Solis
Romantic ballad singer Marco Antonio Solis took time off his busy schedule to show compassion to the family members of the victims.
“Unido al dolor que la maldad y la injusticia del mundo ha dejado en el corazón de la familia de las víctimas de Ayotzinapa. Unido al luto de México y al grito de paz por este pais que lo ha sufrido todo. Que Dios les de la fortaleza y el entendimiento de esta desdicha,” he said on Instagram.
The singer known as El Buki, also encouraged his countrymen to be truly conscious and fight towards a harmonious, prosperous and peaceful Mexico.
Mexican-American singer Chiquis Rivera, also reached to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The daughter of the late Jenni Rivera stated “#BossBeeNationOración para Mexico y los 43 estudiantes y sus Familias #Mexico43 #EstamosConMexico.”
Pop singer and actress Thalia, voiced her thoughts with no other than hashtags, “It hurts me Mexico,” “Mexico, we are everything” and “Mexico is mourning,” she tweeted.
Thalia (@thalia) November 9, 2014
Following the breaking news, iconic rock band Mana said there is no word to describe the pain, anger and sadness over what happened in Ayotzinapa. Their tweet also stated: We were all deeply wounded as Mexicans and as human race.
No existe una palabra que exprese tanto dolor, indignación y tristeza por lo sucedido en Ayotzinapa… Nos (cont) http://t.co/wRSuyDBrID
Maná (@manaoficial) November 9, 2014
Banda el Recodo
Lead singer of Banda el Recodo, Poncho Lizarraga, said on behalf of himself and the group, that “43 stopped being a number and became a ‘never again.’”
Poncho Lizarraga (@PonchoLizarraga) November 9, 2014
Indie singer and actress, Ximena Sariñana, was also disappointed with the situation back home, stating “who can we confide in?”