Celebrities Rally for Ahmed Mohamed on Social Media

Celebrities comment through social media in support of the 14-year-old arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school

Ahmed Mohamed has a gained celebrity support after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to a Texas high school. (Photo by Ben Torres/Getty Images)

Ahmed Mohamed has gained celebrity support after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to his Texas high school that police mistook for a bomb. (Photo by Ben Torres/Getty Images)

The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed  has been taking over Twitter. Besides Barack Obama, celebrities, leaders, and figureheads have supported Ahmed Mohamed through various social media platforms.  Today, Texas police decided not to charge the Texas teen arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that police mistook for a bomb.

On Wednesday, the morning after Mr. Mohamed’s arrest, #IStandWithAhmed was trending on Twitter along with an image of the baby-faced 14-year-old, who looks confused,  handcuffed with a police officer in the background.

Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Bill de Blasio rallied behind the teen:

Even Questlove, the Roots musician from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, weighed in, using the trending hashtag:

And Google Science Fair gave Mr. Mohamed a special invitation:

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  posted a status applauding Mr. Mohamed’s curiosity and interest in science and innovation. Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, also posted on Facebook saying, “Even if he got into no school, his talent would blossom.”

Celebrities Rally for Ahmed Mohamed on Social Media