Although The Vamps are preparing for their 2017 world tour, band member James McVey turned his attention away for a moment on Thursday to voice his opinion on Twitter about Kanye West’s meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.

The 22-year-old pop star was upset due to the overwhelming media coverage that Trump and West received during their New York meeting Tuesday compared to how news is being shared about the civil war taking place in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

“Innocent people have been dying on the streets of #Aleppo for years. Why is it only now that we are appearing to care?” McVey tweeted in the early hours of Thursday morning. “This is a tragedy for humanity. Instead we report Kanye West meeting Trump. Why is it only after brexit and election that we start talking?” he wrote

He went on to encourage his followers to get their priorities together, saying lives lost in Aleppo are just as important as any other story. “I’m saying that we need to realise that people are dying and we should focus on that instead of staged showbiz meetings,” McVey explained to one fan. 

McVey is not the only celebrity who has spoken out about the problems in Aleppo. “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale posted a quote on Instagram from someone in the midst of the genocide who explained, that there are “no safe zones” where citizens can hide.

The actress responded to the quote by asking God for help. “My heart is so sad for the pain, fear and helplessness of these people,” she wrote. Although Hale explained that she wished she could do more, she encouraged followers to donate and get the conversation going by posting about what the people of Aleppo are going through.