As a native New Yorker, Lady Gaga is lamenting the state of her city in the wake of Sandy, the post-tropical storm that wreaked havoc up and down the East Coast this week.
"im not sure where to put these feelings," the pop star wrote on her Little Monsters blog today. "im so sad. i feel like my entire childhood is underwater. the boardwalk in atlantic city, my old Apts in Brooklyn and LES. all the bars and friends.
"im just so sad," she continued. "i know it will be ok. im not sure why i feel this way. maybe homesickness, or maybe its easier to be a gypsy if you know your soul grows from somewhere great. and that great place protected me my whole life, now parts are destroyed. just very sad and pensive today. thinking of everyone today."
Rest assured, Gaga is hardly alone as celebs, politicians and those with decidedly lesser profiles in New York and beyond have banded together to send support—of the monetary and moral variety—to those affected by the devastation.
Here's a sampling of the latest tweets from the star-studded corner of the Twitterverse:
Ben Stiller: "1st access to Internet since #Sandy. To donate your time to support NYC hurricane relief efforts check out https://www.facebook.com/nycservice...RT @CovHousePrez Join @StillerOrg in supporting homeless kids on the NJ coast affected by #Sandy: http://bit.ly/Help_Our_Kids"
Alan Cumming: "I'm officially bored of Sandy"
Ricky Gervais: " 'Global Warming isn't responsible for Hurricane Sandy, Global Bumming is' say bigoted nutters in funny outfits."
Carmelo Anthony: "Game vs the Nets has been cancelled. We are still working hard. Thoughts are w/ everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy"
Alec Baldwin: "I suppose, at this point, the critical mass has been reached re a need 4 action on climate change."
Ralph Macchio: "With all the storm aftermath insanity - totally forgot it was Halloween. Until some guy in a shower costume tracked me down. Busted again."