It was an incredibly emotional moment as hundreds gathered outside City Hall in Los Angeles to mourn the victims of the Orlando shooting on June 13, especially when Lady Gaga addressed the crowd with a moving speech. Watch her publicly show her support to the victims, their families, and the LGBT community here.
Lady Gaga, 30, is completely devastated and heartbroken over the shooting in Orlando that left 50 dead and at least 53 injured, and she made sure to show her support during a rally and vigil in Los Angeles one day after the tragedy. The singer read victims’ names and helped unite a crowd in pledging their love and support to Orlando and the LGBT community — watch her emotional speech here.
“As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history, I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself,” she told the crowd, getting choked up. “This is an attack on everyone. Tonight, I gather humbly with you as a human being in peace and sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people. And let’s all, today, pledge an allegiance of love to them, and to their families, who are suffering so deeply.”
As we previously reported, Omar Mateen, 29, attacked Pulse Nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of June 12, killing 49 innocent people. He was the gunned down by police in a shootout, but not before the devastating damage was done.
“Tomorrow, I hope that we all race thoughtfully and loudly towards solutions, but tonight, and right now, Orlando, we are united with you and we are here to remember,” Gaga concluded.
She finished her speech by naming some of the victims of the attack while the crowd listened on intently. As the event continued, the singer was photographed with tears streaming down her face, and it is truly heartbreaking to see.
During the attack, Omar called 911 and pledged his allegiance to ISIS. Shockingly, he had been on the FBI’s radar as a possible terrorist for years, but there was never enough evidence to directly tie him to any terrorist plots.
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