Celebrities React To Orlando Gay Club Shooting – See Stars’ Reactions
Dozens of people were killed and injured Sunday morning when a gunman opened fire inside Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Florida, and now celebrities are reacting to the tragedy. According to Orlando police, more than 50 people were shot dead, with an additional 50-plus others injured. The massacre has been classified as an act of terrorism by the FBI, which notes the shooter, identified as Omar Mateen, has possible ties to radical Islam. See reaction from stars below to the mass shooting.
Alyssa Milano tweeted, “There are no words. Just tears.” Josh Groban wrote, “I’m heartbroken for the victims, for Orlando, for the LGBT community, for our country. When does it end?” Kevin Smith expressed, “They were people like you & me who just wanted to go out on a Saturday night and have a good time. Heartbreaking.”
Donald Trump wrote, “Really bad shooting in Orlando. Police investigating possible terrorism. Many people dead and wounded.” Mandy Moore offered, “I am absolutely heartbroken for my hometown and the families/loved ones of the victims and all of those affected.” “My thoughts and prayers are w my brothers and sisters who were at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. RIP to those who lost their lives,” added Adam Lambert.
Kelly Rowland simply stated, “heartbreaking,” along with the trending hashtag “#PrayForOrlando.” Marlee Matlin expressed, “In NYC but I’m so sad to read of the #nightclub shooting in Orlando. Enough! My heart goes out to the victims and their families & friends.” And Gabrielle Union shared, “Heartbroken. Scared. Angry. So much senseless death in Orlando & across this country. Sending love & prayers to all suffering. Horrific.”
Julianne Moore used the opportunity to urge, “Email or call your Representative and ask them why they have done nothing to #EndGunViolence #Orlando.” Nicky Hilton tweeted, “I’m heartbroken over this hate crime. Thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Orlando.” “My heart is broken for the victims, their families, and the city of Orlando (my home during my high school years),” offered Melissa Joan Hart.
“Stricken with so much anger & sorrow…much love goes out to all involved,family & friends…Words can’t describe. #Orlando #PulseShooting,” wrote Emilie de Ravin. Reese Witherspoon expressed, “I’m heartbroken by this tragedy. Praying for Orlando and the suffering created by this senseless violence.” And Christina Applegate asked, “Oh my god! My heart is broken. Why do we keep doing this?”
Josh Gad tweeted, “Oh God. I just woke up to the news about #Orlando. My heart has just been kicked. I am so F**KING tired of mass shootings. E-N-O-U-G-H!!!!” Meanwhile Andy Cohen begged, “If we can’t get rid of guns can we please end homophobia?” Rosie Perez added, “Horrifying act of hate. #domestic #terrorism. My condolences to families. Prayers for the wounded. #EndGunViolence” And Snooki said, “Just saw the news about #orlando … So disgusting. Praying for everyone! Stay strong #LGBT #prayingforyou.”
Sean Hayes noted, “My heart goes out 2 the families & friends of those who lost their lives in Orlando last nite. A sad, horrific day in US history.” “Sending my love to Orlando,” tweeted Nyle DiMarco, and Jillian Michaels, shared, “Woke up to the devastating news about what happened in Orlando. My heart goes out to the victims.”
“Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando. When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees?” tweeted John Legend. Milla Jovovich wrote, “No words this morning after reading about what happened a few hours ago in Orlando. “Love is the only answer. #prayfororlando,” offered Usher.
John Stamos said,”Ugly morning. I could go back to bed and pull covers over my head or I could read up on gun control. #WhatTheWorldNeedsNowIsLoveSweetLove.” “Thoughts. Prayers. Anger. #Orlando,” tweeted Octavia Spencer. Larry King shared, “Deeply, deeply saddened by the horrible news out of Orlando. My thoughts are with the victims & their families.”
Ellen Page felt, “My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Our community has suffered a tremendous loss. We must stand together more than ever.” Enrique Iglesias said, “My [heart] is breaking for you #Orlando! Sending love to all those affected by this ridiculous violence.” And Hilary Duff tweeted, “Horrified watching the news. Where has the love in our world gone. Honestly I don’t know what to say. So sad. So wrong #PrayingForOrlando.”
Mindy Kaling wrote, Unspeakable. So much suffering today. My heart goes out to the families of the victims in Orlando. #Pride” Meanwhile, Paula Abdul stated, “I’m horrified & deeply saddened by the senseless, tragic shooting in #Orlando. My heart breaks for the victims, their families & loved ones.” And Amy Schumer called it “Sickening news,” adding, “All my love to Orlando.”
“Seeing the news this morning & my heart truly hurts. My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims families,” expressed Lea Michele. And Jesse Tyler Ferguson offered, “Hearing about this senseless & horrific tragedy in #Orlando. Heartbroken for my LGBTQ brothers & sisters. Time for change. #GunControlNow.”
LL Cool J wrote, “My heart goes out to everyone affected by the tragedy in Orlando. Keeping you in my prayers.” Kourtney Kardashian tweeted, “Waking up to this horrifying and heartbreaking news. I don’t know what to say anymore. #PrayForHumanity #Orlando” “Just now catching up on the tragedy in Orlando… Sickening. Praying,” said Blake Shelton.
“Saddened by the news this morning. Such a shame. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in Orlando,” tweeted Luke Bryan. “Can’t even fathom what the people in Orlando are going through right now. My prayers are with the victims’ families & all those affected,” offered Mario Lopez. “Tweeting about this kind of tragedy feels so insignificant. But let’s all pray for Orlando FL today. And the world. I’m in disbelief,” shared Brad Paisley.
The Backstreet Boys wrote, “We are absolutely devastated… Orlando is our hometown and to know people are hurting breaks our hearts.” They added in a second tweet, “To the family and friends of the Orlando victims, we stand by you. #PrayForOrlando.” Ariana Grande felt, “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.” And Kim Kardashian tweeted, “I’m truly at a loss for words. To everyone in Orlando affected by this massacre, my thoughts, love, & prayers are with u.” Gossip Cop will continue to update with more celebrity reactions to this horrific tragedy.