The worst-case scenario has transpired. On June 22, 2023, it was confirmed that five people perished onboard the OceanGate Titan, a sightseeing submersible that suffered a “catastrophic implosion” during a dive to the Titanic shipwreck site in the Atlantic Ocean.
On board were the inventor of Titan, three businessmen, and a teenager. The sad announcement was made after four days of research and rescue teams searching the ocean floor for evidence of the submarine. Titan debris was ultimately discovered approximately 1,600 feet from the head of the Titanic.
As the situation transpired in real time, numerous celebrities and prominent figures voiced their opinions…
The story became popular culture news when Brian Szasz, the stepson of passenger Hamish Harding, attended a Blink-182 concert.
“It might be distasteful being here, but my family would want me to be at the Blink-182 show as it’s my favorite band and music helps me in difficult times,” Szasz, 37, wrote on Facebook on Monday, June 19.
Cardi B, for her part, responded quickly to the stepson of the 58-year-old billionaire.
People are like, ‘What is he supposed to do? Be sad at the house? Is he supposed to go look for him himself?'” the “WAP” rapper, 30, questioned via her Instagram Story on Tuesday, June 20. “Yes. You’re supposed to be at the house sad. You’re supposed to be crying for me. You’re supposed to be right next to the phone waiting to hear any updates about me.”
Meanwhile, Kaley Cuoco expressed her devastation at the terrible news. “This has kept me up the last few nights and made me sick,” the 37-year-old actress of Flight Attendant wrote in a recent Instagram Story, as reported by People. “Truly praying they can be saved! Can’t imagine what the passengers are going through.”
On a recent installment of her podcast “Queen Radio,” the “Anaconda” rapper discussed the breaking news story.
“No one should be hoping they pass on a submarine talking ’bout they going down to the Titanic,” she said. “I’m keeping all five passengers in my prayers and wishing all the best to search and rescue teams. I just hope everyone stays safe.”
“All I can think is refugees capsize no one cares – some billionaires on joy rides go missing – it seems like multiple navy’s are instantly searching,” Cusack tweeted on Tuesday.
The director of the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, who is an expert diver and has made 33 dives to the shipwreck, revealed his thoughts on Thursday after the deaths of the five passengers were confirmed.
Cameron, who was acquainted with Nargeolet, expressed the “concern” that many people had about the submersible’s safety prior to the expedition.
“A number of the top players in the deep submergence engineering community even wrote letters to the company, saying that what they were doing was too experimental to carry passengers and that it needed to be certified,” he told ABC News.
Additionally, the director compared the destruction of the Titan to the demise of the Titanic in 1912.
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