American author Stephen King recently shared a photo on Twitter expressing his solidarity with the citizens of Ukraine, which is currently under attack following Russia’s invasion last week. King shared a photo of himself standing in front of a library, wearing a t-shirt that reads, “I stand with Ukraine.” The caption alongside the image read: “I don’t usually post pictures of myself, but today is an exception.”
The photo went viral as King’s fans and others online appreciated how the author showed his support for Ukraine. Ukraine’s official Twitter account also retweeted the photo and completed the tweet with the King’s Four Past Midnight reference.
The page wrote: ‘We’ll beat those langoliers for you, sir.’
Langoliers were dangerous creatures that featured in a short story written by King of the same name. It was later adapted into a horror miniseries starring 10 passengers on a flight from Los Angeles to Boston and found their other co-passengers missing.
Netizens praised the author for his tweet and the t-shirt featured in the post. UK MP George Galloway wrote: “Thank you. I’m so glad you did this. You look well…”
Thank you. I’m so glad you did this. You look good…—George Galloway (@georgegalloway) March 1, 2022
“Love your shirt Mr. King,” one user wrote.
Former American basketball player, Rex Chapman, commented with a series of stunning emojis.
🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯- Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rexchapman) February 28, 2022
King spoke about the Russian-Ukrainian crisis since the unrest began when Russia invaded the Ukrainian border on February 24. In another tweet preceding the most recent, King wrote: “For the first time in a long and infamous career, Putin looks stupid. . It must be a shock for him.
For the first time in a long and infamous career, Putin looks stupid. It must be a shock for him. —Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 28, 2022
King is one of many celebrities who have raised voices and concerns for Ukraine. Poet Margaret E. Atwood shared a photo holding the Ukrainian flag.
Former Beatles member Paul McCartney has shared a throwback photo from 2008 when the artist performed in Ukraine.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine entered its 7th day on Wednesday as more and more people fall victim to this senseless war. Recently, 21 people were killed in bombings in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.
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