Music stars and other celebrities are reacting to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history that took place at an Orlando nightclub early Sunday (June 11).
Thoughts and prayers are flooding in across social media as news unfolds about the horrific shooting at gay club Pulse Orlando, where at least 50 people were killed and 53 injured after a gunman opened fire around 2 a.m. The suspect later died after a gunfight with SWAT officers.
See the reactions below.
I am gay and I am not afraid. Love conquers all. #PrayforOrlando
— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) June 12, 2016
Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando. When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees?
— John Legend (@johnlegend) June 12, 2016
Crying as I read about Orlando. I can’t believe it. I don’t understand. And especially at such a happy place!? Feeling sick.
— KACEY MUSGRAVES (@KaceyMusgraves) June 12, 2016
Waking up to news about the shootings in Orlando has me in tears.
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) June 12, 2016
Orlando. My heart is breaking.
— Sara Watkins (@SaraWatkins) June 12, 2016
Sending support to my home state of Florida. So awful #Orlando
— SLEIGH BELLS (@sleighbells) June 12, 2016
— ROYCE (@Royceda59) June 12, 2016
— Beth Ditto (@oBETHoDITTO) June 12, 2016
Can’t believe the news about Orlando. Thinking about all those affected. Stay strong. #PrayForOrlando
— Cole Swindell (@coleswindell) June 12, 2016
I am heartbroken by the tragedy in #Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims and their families
— Yandel (@yandeloficial) June 12, 2016
Ugh what the fuck? My heart breaks for the state of this country.
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) June 12, 2016
— Saul Williams (@SaulWilliams) June 12, 2016
— Hercules Love Affair (@HerculesLA) June 12, 2016
My prayers to lives lost in Orlando mass shooting.
— Yung Rénzél (@rickyrozay) June 12, 2016
— Toni Braxton (@tonibraxton) June 12, 2016
Our world keeps changing. And sometimes things don’t add up. We will keep sharing our love and positivity. We ask you to do the same.
— O.A.R. (@ofarevolution) June 12, 2016
I am gutted about @TheRealGrimmie. She was doing what she loved and being kind to fans. And now the mass shooting not far from where she
— Ingrid Michaelson (@ingridmusic) June 12, 2016
OMG 50 people dead in new Orlando shooting.
— Kathleen Hanna (@kathleenhanna) June 12, 2016
Orlando has been 48 nonstop hours of tragedy. Sending my most healing thoughts to all affected.
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) June 12, 2016
50 people dead and 53 injured. Praying for the souls lost and the injured…
— Pepa (@DaRealPepa) June 12, 2016
Day 2, Same city, more people lost. Hearts breaking for the families of all those killed yesterday in Orlando, FL. Speechless. #Orlando
— OneRepublic (@OneRepublic) June 12, 2016
Praying for Orlando. Praying for the world. Praying for peace.
— AshleyTisdaleFrench (@ashleytisdale) June 12, 2016
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
Praying for #Orlando. Praying for our world. xo
— Melanie Fiona ? (@MelanieFiona) June 12, 2016
— Lil’ Kim (@LilKim) June 12, 2016
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) June 12, 2016
First Christina Grimmie, now the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, not to mention everyday occurrences that don’t make the front page
— Michelle Branch (@michellebranch) June 12, 2016
I’m so sorry Orlando. I’m so sorry LGBT community. I’m so sorry families and friends. Broken hearted.
— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) June 12, 2016
How how how how can one have so much hate ????? My heart…… is so broken. Praying for the families of the Orlando victims. I am so sorry.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 12, 2016
We are shocked and appalled by the #pulse nightclub shooting in Florida this morning. Ignorance strikes again.
— Atlas Genius (@atlasgenius) June 12, 2016
No. My heart is broken for the victims and friends and families of the people killed and wounded at #pulse nightclub. It’s horrifying and infuriating and disgusting and heartbreaking. To kill and harm innocent people is an affront to God. Fuck you, terrorists. Fuck you, homophobes. Fuck you, intolerant bigots. Today is a day of heartbreak and shame.
prayers for Orlando.
— Odd Future (@ofwgkta) June 12, 2016
— MARSHA AMBROSIUS © (@MarshaAmbrosius) June 12, 2016
Another horrific tragedy. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of all the victims in Orlando. Spread the love today – the world needs it.
— Eve 6 (@Eve6) June 12, 2016
Love to Orlando. Too much.
— Aesop Rock (@AesopRockWins) June 12, 2016
IF NOTHING ELSE,AUTOMATIC ASSAULT RIFLES &THOSE THAT CAN BE MADE IN2 ASSAULT WEAPONS W/HUGE CLIPS..MUST B BANNED#ASSUALTWEAPONSONLYKILLMAN
— Cher (@cher) June 12, 2016
Our thoughts, love and prayers with Orlando. Unthinkable…
— Funklordz (@Chromeo) June 12, 2016
A celebration of pride, identity, love & life, now ends w hate & horrible horrible tragedy. This world man. My heart goes out…
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) June 12, 2016
— The Band Perry (@thebandperry) June 12, 2016
I am devestated by the shooting in Orlando. My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Why is it easy to get a semi automatic weapon?
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) June 12, 2016
— Carole King (@Carole_King) June 12, 2016
#Orlando Love and prayers.
— Brandon Boyd (@mybrandonboyd) June 12, 2016
It’s not just gun control. It’s the re-written history of The South, of Native Americans, of post war world building. Our narrative is false
— Matthew E. White (@amattwhitejoint) June 12, 2016
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) June 12, 2016
— LA ROUX (@larouxofficial) June 12, 2016
A gay man who survived #orlando hate crime can STILL have his landlord evict him in FL (and many other states) simply because he is gay.
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) June 12, 2016
My sympathies stand with the families, friends, and community of Orlando which have suffered a great tragedy today.
— R. Kelly (@rkelly) June 12, 2016
This is devastating…. Our hearts are breaking for the victims in Orlando and their families. #PrayForOrlando
— Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) June 12, 2016
— Tye Tribbett (@TyeTribbett) June 12, 2016
— Enrique Iglesias (@enriqueiglesias) June 12, 2016
Thoughts & prayers with Orlando & families of the victims. Spread love not hate to your children and the rest of the world
— Waka Flocka (@WakaFlocka) June 12, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers go out to @TheRealGrimmie, who’s life ended tragically, too soon. And to the people in the mass shooting at Orlando
— Sonic Youth (@thesonicyouth) June 12, 2016
Can’t believe we just experienced the biggest mass shooting in American history. Orlando, you’re on my mind
— Young the Giant (@youngthegiant) June 12, 2016
Our prayers to the victims of the Orlando tragedy and their loved ones.
— Marc Anthony (@MarcAnthony) June 12, 2016
— Mark Ronson (@MarkRonson) June 12, 2016
thoughts and prayers for Orlando
— GROUPLOVE (@GROUPLOVE) June 12, 2016
How someone can have so much hate inside them I could never understand. As I type these words I know I could never type enough. Praying.
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) June 12, 2016
Massively concerned for the future
— Lights (@lights) June 12, 2016
My heart aches over these senseless acts. Pray for their families & friends. Tell your family you love them. Life is precious. Do it now.
— Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks) June 12, 2016
My heart goes out to the victims and families in #Orlando today. Praying for peace.
— Scotty McCreery (@ScottyMcCreery) June 12, 2016
Love is the only answer. #prayfororlando
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) June 12, 2016
— Debbie Harry/BLONDIE (@BlondieOfficial) June 12, 2016
Devastated for our friends and family in the queer community. Our hearts, our anger, our tears are for you today. pic.twitter.com/l0Yw97XcPK
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) June 12, 2016
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) June 12, 2016
Our heartfelt condolences to the people of Orlando. Especially the LGBT community to whom we send our love and support. #endgunviolemcenow
— Garbage (@garbage) June 12, 2016
What gives? My heart is breaking right now for the victims and families of this heartless act. I just don’t get it.#PrayForOrlando
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) June 12, 2016
As “the show goes on” at the Tony’s tonight let it be a celebration of equality, love, and diversity going on too. We mourn but stand tall.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) June 12, 2016
My Heart And Prayers Go Out To All Those In Orlando Terrorized, Injured Or Murdered In This Unspeakable Act. https://t.co/7KcaOTNbHV
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) June 12, 2016
— Zedd (@Zedd) June 12, 2016
I pray for all the victims families during this shooting epidemic. That their pain be met with compassion and support from the world.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
It’s a traumatizing & emotional time for a many people. I dream of the world reflecting on what we can do to change this violence. #Orlando
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
Just now catching up on the tragedy in Orlando… Sickening. Praying.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 12, 2016
I am so sad and heartbroken over the tragedy in #Orlando. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) June 12, 2016
You don’t have to Kill somebody to Be somebody! That just makes you no “Body”! I pray for all the people who feel that Alone!
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) June 12, 2016
There aren’t words enough to express the sadness I feel for the victims & their families of this tragic & horrific Orlando incident.
— Slash (@Slash) June 12, 2016
Our prayers go out to the people of Orlando, FLA. a senseless tragedy. There are no words.
— Sixx:A.M. (@SixxAM) June 12, 2016
— Nirvana (@Nirvana) June 12, 2016
“Guns don’t kill people” the SOLE purpose is to wound and kill. The FUNCTION is to kill. Guns were literally fucking CONSTRUCTED to kill????
— h (@halsey) June 12, 2016
I’m too sad. Feeling helpless. I want a better world for my son. I want to take away the pain of the mothers of Orlando sons. so so sorry.
— Idina Menzel (@idinamenzel) June 12, 2016
— Krist Novoseli? (@KristNovoselic) June 12, 2016
My heart breaks for the victims and families affected by this endless rash of gun violence. Clubs and concerts should be safe spaces for all
— Andrew McMahon (@andrewmcmahon) June 12, 2016
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) June 12, 2016
GUN CONTROL GUN CONTROL GUN CONTROL. YOU SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BUY AN AR-15 ANYWHERE FOR ANY PURPOSE LEGALLY.
— still alive (@VicMensa) June 12, 2016
Our hearts are heavy with the tragedies in Orlando. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their loved ones.
— THRICE (@Thrice) June 12, 2016
I’m so sad about Orlando. My prayers are with everyone effected. So hard to understand, but sending my love and prayers.
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) June 12, 2016
Last night – in celebration of pride- a group of people – people like you or me or your neighbors or family were dancing & listening to music & celebrating life, just like you or me or your neighbors would. And then, one man and one gun took that life away from them. That’s cruel. And it’s exactly against what America stands for. I try to make music that hopefully brings joy to people and makes people dance and makes people feel and makes people LOVE… Because there’s nothing more pure and beautiful than that act- and the fact that that resulted in the largest mass shooting in American history leaves me heartbroken. I used to LIVE there. I hope we can wake up and realize we are ALL THE SAME. Just humans. One species. Just wanting to be LOVED. #PrayForOrlando #MoreLoveLessHate
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