Celebrities paid tribute to the innocent men and women who were brutally slaughtered by Omar Mateen during his shooting rampage at an Orlando gay nightclub on June 12. Click through to see their passionate tweets.
Katy Perry, 31, Justin Timberlake, 35, Elton John, 69, and so many more celebrities expressed their grief and total disgust over the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12. Gunman and suspected terrorist Omar Mateen, 29, murdered 50 patrons and injured 53 others at the gay nightclub before being shot and killed by police. Click through to see what these celebs had to say about the heartbreaking tragedy.
As celebrities learned of the tragedy at Pulse, they began sending messages out on social media to honor the victims of the senseless crime. Omar held the 320 partygoers hostage at what’s called “the hottest gay bar in Orlando,” before opening fire on the crowd. The gunman called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS before committing the crime, and also expressed homophobic views to his father; he said that he was disgusted when he saw two men kissing in Miami.
This disgusting, ruthless slaying of these innocent lives has become the worst mass shooting in United States history, and naturally people were shocked and horrified once they found out. “Saddened by the news this morning. Such a shame. My thoughts and prayers go out to those affected in Orlando,” Luke Bryan, 39, tweeted. “
“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,” Broadway legend Idina Menzel, 45, wrote. “Waking up to this horrifying and heartbreaking news. I don’t know what to say anymore. #PrayForHumanity #Orlando,” Kourtney Kardashian, 37, tweeted, along with a rainbow made of hearts. “F**k. I don’t even know what to say anymore. F**k #pride #pride #pride,” Anna Kendrick, 30, wrote.
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