A massive warehouse explosion in Tianjin on Wednesday sent the whole nation into deep grief. Soon after the disaster, celebrities and the entertainment industry responded in their own way to show their support.[Special coverage]
Most celebrities spoke on social media right away; several movies rescheduled press conferences; some television stations stopped running entertainment programs and some celebrities took the lead by donating money, and even blood, to help the injured.
A commentary in the Beijing News said that "the public influence of celebrities should not be seen as a personal asset, as it should be used for the public interest when necessary". The article believes that what the celebrities and companies have done was not due to business interests, but a modern citizen's consciousness and responsibility.