Seth Meyers took a couple minutes out of Late Night on Monday evening to address Friday’s attacks in Paris, first by acknowledging the beauty of the city: “Paris is a city that so many people associate with love, and what happened there was so the opposite of that,” Meyers said before sharing a story about nearly proposing to his now-wife there.
He went on to point out that “there are other places where things like this happen all the time,” pointing out that Beirut had suffered bombings that left over 40 people dead and over 200 people injured just the day before the Paris attacks. “I certainly was guilty of not paying the same level of attention to that atrocity,” Meyers admits.
“When you think about the place where these terrible things are happening the most right now, it would be Syria,” he continued, “a place where the people who live there, who are trying to live normal lives, are so desperate to leave, and for those refugees whose life is so difficult right now, I think one of the many — and there are so many sad things about what happened in Paris — but certainly one of them is how much harder life is going to be for those refugees because of this. I would just spare a thought for all of the people who are affected by these tragic events and hopefully things will be just a little bit better tomorrow.”
Watch the clip below.