By Lanford Beard
Updated August 10, 2011 at 05:54 PM EDT
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In the wake of this week’s horrific riots throughout the UK, many British celebrities have taken to Twitter to empathize with their countrymen, question the violence, or call for action. Kelly Osbourne wrote, “i literally cant leave my lap top busy making sure friends are safe and glued to the news #londonriots.” According to Simon Pegg, “I’ve lived in London for 18 years and never seen anything like it. Truly disturbing.” See more celebrity responses after the jump.

Piers Morgan: “This is Britain’s wake-up call. Time for action, Mr Cameron. Your country needs you to wield the stick then the carrot.”

Lily Allen: “Are we on the brink of civil war or something ?”

Tom Felton: “This is truly the saddest night for London. #londonriots”

Mel B: “i am really worried for everyone in uk right now,these riots must be stopped!!”

Richard Branson: “Sad to see events in London but proud that communities are sticking together. Follow @Riotcleanup to help with the #riotcleanup & keep safe.”

Katie Price: “Watching news about London, please stay indoors tonight and be safe – it’s not cool to riot”

Andy Murray: “Can’t believe how out of hand the riots are… Big big downer… Ruining peoples homes, businesses, lives… sort it out now!”

Peter Andre: “Isn’t there enough bad things going on out there with these horrific riots? We need to start showing some love out there.”

Stephen Fry: “I do hope that if I was in London now I’d be as good & brave & kind as all those who are agreeing to meet & help clean up #RiotCleanup”