Many of the entertainers of the Western World grieved for those who died in the recent Paris terrorist attacks.
There has been a change of plans after the terror attacks which shook Paris recently. Many members of the entertainment industry have decided to stop all they are doing as a sign of mourning for the lives lost in the tragedy.
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Several television shows, premieres of films and musical concerts are being delayed or cancelled to show that such serious times are not meant to be spent in frivolous pursuits.
The Foo Fighters called off their European tour which was due to take place soon. And the greatest band in the world, which would be none other than U2, cancelled a live HBO show. Even such hugely famous names such as Steven Spielberg and Natalie Portman made a detour in their regular appointments.
Their busy schedule could wait since the tragedy deserved a response by people who cared and were there to console the relative, friends and families of the casualties. And SNL took off with a salute to France and the French people as well as their indomitable spirit.
CBS had planned to show versions of Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles which displayed graphic details about terrorism and suicide bombing. But now these episodes were reshuffled with other substitute forms of entertainment keeping in view the sensitivities of the people of France in their time of troubles.
Movie studio Lionsgate issued a statement to the effect that no more interviews would take place in the Mockingjay – Part 2 premiere. This was done in view of the sensitive situation at hand.
All forms of non-serious entertainment were to be avoided for a specific period of time to honor the souls of those who passed away as a result of the Paris attacks. Major portions of the Hunger Games franchise had been filmed in the environs of Paris.
There have been other examples of cancellations of entertainment plans during this year. In August, after the shooting of two journalists, a finale of Mr. Robot was put on the backburner for awhile. It is a time of extreme sadness. And the meaningless deaths of the innocent citizens of France ought to be met with solid support for their loved ones.
It is only another example of how the scourge of terrorism wreaks havoc in the lives of ordinary citizens. Terrorism is indeed the cult of the devil. And the sooner its perpetrators are brought to justice, the better it would be for the rest of the world. Everyone is sick and tired of the brutal violence being done in the name of fanaticism and extremism.