Adam Lambert, Kelly Rowland and More React to Orlando Nightclub Shooting
Early Sunday (June 12) morning, an Orlando nightclub containing over 300 clubgoers was massacred by an armed shooter, leaving at least 50 people killed and 53 seriously injured. At one point during the event at Pulse Club, individuals were taken hostage, and the shooting ended in the assailant being taken down by a SWAT team hours after initial shots rang out around 2 a.m.
With officials describing the incident that took place at Pulse — which bills itself as “Orlando’s Premier Gay Night Club” — as an act of “domestic terror,” celebrities have begun pouring their support, condolences and frustration all across social media in reaction to this heinous and heartbreaking hate crime.
Stars like Adam Lambert, Johnny Weir and Josh Groban have expressed their support in solidarity with the LGBT community affected by this act of violence, while other celebrities like Julianne Moore and Andy Cohen have urged for their followers and leaders alike to pay closer attention to gun-related violence in hopes of reforming gun laws in the United States.
See their emotional messages, below:
My thoughts and prayers are w my brothers and sisters who were at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. RIP to those who lost their lives.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 12, 2016
There are no words. Just tears. https://t.co/5RoDFDD6rn
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 12, 2016
I am absolutely heartbroken for my hometown and the families/loved ones of the victims and all of those affected. https://t.co/qSn14pCE9e
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) June 12, 2016
If we can't get rid of guns, can we get rid of homophobia???
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 12, 2016
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) June 12, 2016
I'm heartbroken over this hate crime Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Orlando
— Nicky Rothschild (@NickyHilton) June 12, 2016
I'm heartbroken for the victims, for Orlando, for the LGBT community, for our country. When does it end?
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 12, 2016
Praying for the victims, their families & friends affected by the mass shooting in Orlando last night. Hate is a sickness 2 rarely treated.
— Johnny Weir (@JohnnyGWeir) June 12, 2016
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) June 12, 2016
Heartbroken about the shooting in Orlando. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in America. I pray for this world to change!
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) June 12, 2016
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) June 12, 2016
Sadly, this tragic event comes only a day after the brutal murder of singer-songwriter and YouTube star Christina Grimmie, marking a particularly dark weekend for the music-loving community here in the United States.
Our thoughts and condolences are with those affected by the massacre in Orlando, and the friends and families of those hurt.
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