Boston Bombings Suspects: Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Hollywood and Media React

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By Emma Koonse , Christian Post Reporter
April 19, 2013|12:08 pm

In light of the latest shocking news out of Boston this week, celebrities along with the rest of the U.S. have taken to Twitter with their reactions.

Friday arrived with news that two suspects surrounding Monday's Boston Marathon bombings had been identified, and the entire nation's attention turned toward the media's coverage.

Police are hunting for suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, while his brother and second suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed in a shootout that also left new police officer Sean Collier dead.

The city of Boston is currently under lockdown, with residents urged to not leave their homes as the search for the "armed and dangerous" suspect continues.

Among the thousands of Americans tuning into the news and sharing their reactions are celebrities, who are also wishing the best for Boston residents today.

Native to Boston, Ben Affleck took to Twitter Monday as news of the bombings swept the internet.

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"Such a senseless and tragic day," wrote the "Argo" director. "My family and I send our love to our beloved and resilient Boston."

Gisele Bundchen, whose husband Tom Brady plays for NFL's New England Patriots, also posted a message to those in Boston.

"My love and prayers to everyone in Boston," wrote the supermodel.

Despite not being on Twitter, Bradley Cooper also showed support for the saddened city this week. The "Silver Linings Playbook" star joined New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman on a visit to the Boston Medical Center.

There, the pair visited Jeffrey Bauman Jr., a man who lost both of his legs during the explosions on Monday.

Celebrities similar to Cooper have also posted messages of love and support to Boston in their time of need.

While social media sites provide an outlet for people to sound off and share news, the tragedy in Boston has also resulted in the development of incongruent conspiracy theories and the disassociation of facts.

For example, Texas radio show host Alex Jones has suggested that the FBI should not be trusted.

"Why the Feds are always suspect one," Jones posted to Twitter on Friday along with a link to his website.

"Why Government Should Be The First Suspect in Any Terror Attack," read another of Jones' tweets.

Moreover, other content online blame people and organizations such as the U.S. government, President Obama, and the Navy Seals for the horrific bombings, highlighting the various false information being spread amid legitimate media reports.

 

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