Three devastating California wildfires — two in the south and one in the north — have forced over a quarter of a million people who were in harm’s way to evacuate from their homes, some of which didn’t survive the blazes.
Firefighters in the northern part of the state are battling a blaze — known as the Camp Fire — which as of Sunday morning, had burned through 109,000 acres and was only 25 percent contained, according to Cal Fire
After returning to his Malibu home on Sunday, Gerard Butler shared a photo of himself standing next to the charred remains of his own home.
“Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California.”
Returned to my house in Malibu after evacuating. Heartbreaking time across California. Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LAFD. If you can, support these brave men and women at https://t.co/ei7c7F7cZx. pic.twitter.com/AcBcLtKmDU
— Gerard Butler (@GerardButler) November 11, 2018
He recently attended the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Gala which raised an all-time high of $60 million, topping last year’s record-breaking fundraiser by $6.2 million.
The money raised goes to support IDF soldiers, and the families of fallen soldiers and wounded veterans through social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs.
His support of the IDF caused people to speak out in protest on twitter:
Gerard Butler – the man who backed Scottish independence and claims to be a Celtic supporter – helping to raise money for the Zionist oppressors of the IDF. Horrible bastard. https://t.co/DaQo5xHhaU
— Paddy Mullaney (@paddybhoy19) November 11, 2018
People also reacted to the recent photo he shared of his burned house.
How sad. Almost as sad as Butler’s decision to help raise 60 million dollars for Israel’s terrorist #IDF @JaneVoter
“Gerard Butler Shares Photo of Burned Malibu Home in Woolsey Fire – The Hollywood Reporter” https://t.co/9J5jT91pKc
— Mary Hughes-Thompson (@Mariapalestina) November 11, 2018
Oh poor Gerard Butler his house burned down. Maybe his friends in the IDF can have a whip round for him. 👌
— Theresa McGrath (Tee)🏴🇮🇪 (@theresacfc) November 11, 2018
Do you at least now feel any empathy for the Palestinians whose houses are destroyed by the criminal IDF.
— Ali Husain (@Ali_Husain333) November 11, 2018