Axl Rose, Paul Stanley, Elton John, And Dee Snider Stand With Ukraine
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recently launched attacks on its neighboring country Ukraine through air, land, and sea. While the entire world is shocked by this attack and governments are trying to do the best they can to defend the NATO member Ukraine, the rockstars from the music industry also showed that they side with Ukraine.
President Putin shocked the world with attacks on Ukraine on February 24 because he had given the impression of preferring to resolve their conflicts with diplomacy beforehand. The events took such a turn that currently, Europe is going through a devastating historical event. According to many historians, this conflict will go down in history books as World War 3.
Ukrainians struggle to survive in their own country and homes while being threatened to be killed every day. Russian soldiers are invading their country, urging civilians to flee or stay and fight. The war has turned into a conflict where civilians are also getting armed and involved to defend their homes. This kind of conflict in the age of advanced technology can be mind-blowing.
Many celebrities have revealed their thoughts about the conflict and stood by the Ukrainian people. Since this is a hot war happening at the age of social media, many opinions were shared, and iconic rockstars such as Dee Snider, Axl Rose, Paul Stanley, and Elton John also chose their side and said, ‘No’ to war.
Snider gave permission to the Ukrainians to use the Twisted Sister song ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ to stand up against the war. He revealed that he has Ukrainian ancestry and reminded everyone of the horrible times the country went through after World War 2. He cursed at Russia and showed his emotional involvement with the issue.
Here is what Snider tweeted:
“I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ as their battle cry. My grandfather was Ukrainian before it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This can’t happen to these people again! F*ck Russia.”
Elton John tweeted about how the Elton John Aids Foundation has helped Ukrainian citizens who are not privileged to access HIV health care. He continued to state that citizens do not deserve this violence and is looking forward for this to end so that emergency aid can once again reach the people that need it.
Here are Elton John’s words:
“For over 20 years, EJAF has supported some of the most vulnerable people in Ukraine with access to HIV services and care, as part of our commitment to communities across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
We are heartbroken and appalled to see this conflict unfold, and our hearts are with the people of Ukraine who do not deserve to live through this nightmare. During these devastating times, we stand for an end to the violence and suffering in Ukraine so that life-saving services and humanitarian aid can reach those desperately in need.”
KISS’ Paul Stanley, on the other hand, got very emotional and shared a photo of the kindergarten that was destroyed after being hit by a bomb. He talked about how it doesn’t make sense to have such a war in this era and regretted how powerless humans can be while watching all of this happen to innocent people.
Paul Stanley shared:
“I keep wondering… Now that we live in an age where we can view carnage & loss of human life in real-time, do we have a higher moral obligation to humanity? We can watch the tragedy of someone else’s plight unfold, and yet we’re powerless to help. This new world throws me.”
While all these rockers revealed their thoughts and words about the war, Axl Rose was speechless. However, he showed his support by posting a photo of the Ukrainian flag without a caption.
You can see all of the tweets below.
I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using "We're Not Gonna Take It" as their battlecry. My grandfather was Ukrainian, before it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This can't happen to these people again! #FUCKRUSSIA
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) February 26, 2022
For over 20 years, @ejaf has supported some of the most vulnerable people in Ukraine with access to HIV services and care, as part of our commitment to communities across Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) February 26, 2022
…so that life-saving services and humanitarian aid can reach those desperately in need.@ejaf
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) February 26, 2022
I Keep Wondering… Now that we live in an age where we can view carnage & loss of human life in real time, do we have a higher moral obligation to humanity? We can watch the tragedy of someone else’s plight unfold and yet we’re powerless to help. This new world throws me. pic.twitter.com/ge8SSWuOUD
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) February 27, 2022
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) February 26, 2022