Celebrities Politicize Las Vegas Shooting, Slam Donald Trump

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Celebrities Politicizin Las Vegas Shooting

By Shari Weiss |

Celebrities Politicizin Las Vegas Shooting

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Celebrities are politicizing the Las Vegas shooting with a number of tweets attacking Donald Trump. See the controversial Twitter messages below.

As Gossip Cop reported, a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd Sunday night. At the time of this posting, 58 people have been confirmed dead, with more than 500 others injured. Stars immediately reacted to the shooting on Twitter, offering condolences and prayers. A number of celebrities also used the tragedy to renew calls for stricter gun control. But some are directly targeting the president, who tweeted on Monday morning, “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!”

In response, Emmy Rossum said, “Dear @realDonaldTrump, the people of Las Vegas don’t need your hashtags and empty tweets about ‘warmest condolences.’ They need action.” She added, “You might send your ‘warmest condolences’ when a friend calls off a wedding or sprains an ankle. Not when 50 are dead and 400+ in hospital.”
Josh Gad replied to Trump, “You know what’s better than warm thoughts….action. Choose. Gun lobbies or human lives. It’s that simple.” And George Takei said, “With terrible, heartwrenching news filling national headlines, we are met with tone-deaf inanities from our president. He cannot lead us.”

Taking note of news story about Trump signing a bill that revoked an Obama-era law mandating background checks for gun buyers with mental illness, Sophia Bush bluntly wrote, “Dear Donald. F*ck you for this. Truly. Sincerely, America.” When producer Dana Brunetti condemned politicizing the tragedy, Rose McGowan wrote back, “F*ck you.” She went on to write, “Where is the rule book for this insanity? Oh, right, there isn’t one. Don’t you dare shame silence those who speak up.”

Brunetti replied, “Another one using this tragedy to drive THEIR agenda while people lay dying!!” McGowan countered, “Yes, let’s wait for the final body count to express dismay and horror. And to express fear that our ‘leader’ will make everything worse.” She further said, “We are where we are because of lies and stupidity and greed. People are being slaughtered because of greed. F U I won’t say anything.”

And, as Gossip Cop reported earlier, Patton Oswalt was slammed for politicizing the shooting with a tweet that seemingly mocked Trump supporters. In the post, which he has since deleted, the comedic actor wrote, “‘I know the Vegas situation is grim but let’s wait to hear Trump’s statement he’ll make it all better’ – a concussion victim.” Oswalt was immediately criticized by other Twitter users, but later suggested he stood by the intent of the post.

When The Blacklist founder Franklin Leonard defended him, saying, “Expressing fear about how he’ll handle something isn’t exactly bashing. I very much hope my fears are unfounded,” Oswalt retweeted with “ditto.” Click to also see celebrity reaction to Trump’s speech about the shooting.

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