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

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  • Aug 04, 2022

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

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

Many famous figures express their anger on this verdict on social networks. Here are some of those who have commented so far.

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber asked her on Instagram how she could help Brittney Greener's situation.

Justin Bieber asked her on Instagram how she could help Brittney Greener’s situation.
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“Sorry” singer Justin Bieber asked her on Instagram what she could do for Britney. He wrote in this post: “If anyone knows I can help, please let me know.”

50 cents

50 Cent revealed his thoughts on Britney Greiner's sentencing following Fox News coverage.

50 Cent revealed his thoughts on Britney Greiner’s sentencing following Fox News coverage.
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The rapper shared on Instagram that he was watching Fox News when Griner’s story broke. He called the situation “barbaric”.

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Gabriel Union

Gabrielle Union used the hashtag #WeAreBG, which was started as part of the movement to bring Brittany Greener back to the United States.

Gabrielle Union used the hashtag #WeAreBG, which was started as part of the movement to bring Brittany Greener 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 Greiner, writing, “Bring him home!”

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen shared his support for Brittany Greener.

Andy Cohen shared his support for Brittany Greener.
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TV personality Andy Cohen expressed his support for Griner on Twitter, echoing the sentiment: “Bring Britney home.”

Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith shared her dismay at Brittany Greiner's conviction on the same day officers were formally charged in the murder of Brona Taylor.

Jada Pinkett Smith shared her dismay at Brittany Greiner’s conviction on the same day officers were formally charged in the murder of Brona Taylor.
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“Red Table Talk” host Jada Pinkett-Smith expressed dismay that Griner’s sentencing came on the same day it was announced officers would be formally charged in the murder of Brona Taylor.

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Mia Farrow

Mia Farrow says Brittney Griner's sentence has been served "heartbreaking"

Mia Farrow says Brittany Greiner’s sentence is “heartbreaking.”
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Actress and activist Mia Farrow shared her support for Griner on Twitter, calling the statement “heartbreaking.”

Sherry Shepherd

Sherry Shepherd wrote on social networks that her heart "breaks" For Brittany Greener

Sherry Sheppard wrote on social media that her heart “breaks” for Britney Greiner.
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Actress and TV personality Sherry Shepherd said her heart “breaks” for Greiner and called on America to “end this nightmare.”

This story is developing.

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