Tragedy strikes yet again. Fifty people died and another 53 were injured early Sunday when a heavily-armed gunman opened fire and seized hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, in what is being called the worst mass shooting in US history.
Celebrities have taken to Twitter to not only mourn the death of so many innocent lives, but also to question gun laws in the US, and to stand up for the LGBTQ community.
'Afghan American' shooter kills 50 in US nightclub
Heartbreaking to hear about the #OrlandoNightclubShooting!!! Can just imagine what the families and people are going through. Shocked!!— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) June 13, 2016
Sobbing.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 12, 2016
Heart goes out to all families devastated by the Orlando shooting.. Your grief is unimaginable and we share it with you. In solidarity..— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) June 13, 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
I am gay and I am not afraid. Love conquers all. #PrayforOrlando— Ricky Martin (@ricky_martin) June 12, 2016
Kim Kardashian urged for the implementation of gun control to avoid further mass shootings in the US
I'm truly at a loss for words. To everyone in Orlando affected by this massacre, my thoughts, love, & prayers are with u ❤️💛💚💙💜— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 12, 2016
Nothing has changed!!!! People continue to senselessly die. When will these gun laws be changed?!?!?!?!!!!?????— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) 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
US Muslim leader condemns Orlando attack, slams extremists
Lady Gaga pledged support to the LGTBQ community
Stand strong w/ ur pride, it belongs to u. Love is opposite of hate. My sincerest mourning 4 LGBTQ's suffering 2day pic.twitter.com/0n3A143GEg— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) June 12, 2016
Rishi Kapoor sympathised with the Muslim community that will inadvertently be stigmatised by the horrific act
Its sad to learn the Orlando killer is a so called Muslim! who do you think represents Islam:Muhammad Ali or the Orlando shooter— Haroon Hayat (@Rjharoon) June 12, 2016
Superb. Agree totally. https://t.co/lq9myLUFdb— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 12, 2016
Leo called the shooting 'senseless'
Shocked by the senseless tragedy in Orlando. We must stand together against hate and intolerance.— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 13, 2016
But of course, Donald Trump somehow managed to benefit from this act of hate
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