Jim Carrey, Diana Ross And Other Stars Share Updates From Hawaii After Missile False Alarm
Jim Carrey, Diana Ross and Magic Johnson were among the celebrities who rushed to find shelter after a ballistic-missile false alarm in Hawaii.
Hawaii Ballistic Missile False Alarm News
“I woke up this morning with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning,” tweeted Carrey on Saturday afternoon.
The funny actor then took a jab at President Donald Trump’s administration.
“If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination,” he added.
I woke up this morning in Hawaii with ten minutes to live. It was a false alarm, but a real psychic warning. If we allow this one-man Gomorrah and his corrupt Republican congress to continue alienating the world we are headed for suffering beyond all imagination. ;^\ pic.twitter.com/Kwca91IIy2
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) January 13, 2018
Ross also took cover upon hearing the alert.
“We had to evacuate,” the “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” singer told TMZ. “We were very frightened. We went to the basement of the hotel. But we were positive, and we were so happy to come home.”
One Twitter user, Newsweek’s John Haltiwanger, also shared a photo a friend sent him of himself with Johnson and a few others in a shelter.
Just got this text from a friend re: Hawaii:
“My friends are in a ‘fall out shelter’ in Hawaii due to the missile threat and hanging with Magic Johnson.”
Get a false nuclear holocaust alarm, hang with a legend. Only in 2018… 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/Lg0AwJUy5D
— John Haltiwanger (@jchaltiwanger) January 13, 2018
Panic ensued after the state’s emergency alert system mistakenly sent out a text Saturday morning that read: “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.”
Hawaii Gov. David Ige later said an employee “pushed the wrong button.”
Around 40 minutes later, another alert was issued revealing that the first one was sent erroneously.
Among the officials who have lambasted Hawaii for creating mass chaos were a congresswoman from the state and the chairman of the FCC.