Celebrities react to Brittney Griner's 9-year Russian prison sentence: 'This hurts'

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WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison for drug possession, and celebrities are speaking out.

Many famous faces are voicing their outrage over the sentencing on social media. Here are some of those who have commented so far.

"Sorry" singer Justin Bieber took to Instagram to ask what he could do for Brittney. He posted, "If anyone knows of anyway I can help please let me know."

The rapper shared on Instagram that he was watching Fox News when the story about Griner broke. He called the situation "wild."

Actress Gabrielle Union used the hashtag "WeAreBG," which many athletes and celebrities have used in the past to rally behind Griner, writing "Bring her home!!!"... (Read more)