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

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WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug possession, and celebrities are speaking out.

Many famous faces expressed their outrage at the conviction on social media. Here are some of those who have responded so far.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber asked on his Instagram how he could help with the Brittney Griner situation.

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

50 cents

50 Cent revealed his views on Brittney Griner's conviction after he caught the coverage on Fox News.

50 Cent revealed his views on Brittney Griner’s conviction after he caught the coverage on Fox News.
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The rapper shared on Instagram that he was watching Fox News when the Griner story broke. He called the situation “wild.”

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Gabrielle Union

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

Gabrielle Union used the #WeAreBG hashtag, which was launched as part of the movement to bring Brittney Griner back to the United States.
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Actress Gabrielle Union used the hashtag “WeAreBG”, 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 sentiment: “Bring Brittney home.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith shared her heartbreak over Brittney Griner who was convicted the same day the officers were formally indicted for Breonna Taylor's death.

Jada Pinkett Smith shared her heartbreak over Brittney Griner who was convicted the same day the officers were formally indicted for Breonna Taylor’s death.
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“Red Table Talk” host Jada Pinkett Smith noted her heartbreak that Griner’s sentencing came the same day it was announced officers would be formally charged with Breonna Taylor’s death.

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Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow Shares Brittney Griner's Sentencing Is "heartbreaking."

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

Sherri Shepherd

Sherri Shepherd wrote on social media that her heart "breaks" for Brittney 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 is “breaking” for Griner, begging America to “end this nightmare”.

This story is evolving.

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