Orlando Shooting: The Most Powerful Celebrity Reactions
Still so fresh in our minds, the Orlando nightclub shooting has catapulted a national conversation.
And for so many celebs — many of whom have very close ties to the LGBT community — we know this tragedy has hit hard.
See some of the most poignant and powerful celebrity reactions to the shooting (below):
Sickening news. All my love to Orlando.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 12, 2016
Sending strength to our #Orlando victims & their families. Very angry, but you can’t break what you didn’t build. We will rise & persevere.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 12, 2016
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.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 12, 2016
My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Our community has suffered a tremendous loss. We must stand together more than ever.
My heart breaks for Orlando. I cannot even comprehend the suffering for the victims – their friends & families. This is my family too.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Margaret Cho (@margaretcho) June 12, 2016
What has happened in Orlando is Devastating. My heart Goes Out to all the Victims of the Shooting and to their Families. Stop Hate Crimes!!!! ├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╗A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:42pm PDT
The tragedy in Orlando is just beyond sad. My deepest regrets to all those suffering. There are no words that suffice. I’m…stunned.
I will never understand why people hate. No words can express how sad my heart feels about the tragedy in Orlando #EqualityMeansEverybody
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.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) June 12, 2016
Heartbroken. Scared. Angry. So much senseless death in Orlando & across this country. Sending love & prayers to all suffering. Horrific
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Plane just landed. Turned phone on. I wasn’t ready to see that headline. What will it take just to have a conversation about #GunControl?
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Questlove Gomez (@questlove) June 12, 2016
Unspeakable. So much suffering today. My heart goes out to the families of the victims in Orlando. #Pride
I don’t understand how there can be so much hate in the world. Violence never fixes issues. Only love. But this demonic cycle keeps happening. It breaks my heart. Prayers and love to everyone affected. #prayfororlando #prayfortheworldA photo posted by Vanessa Hudgens (@vanessahudgens) on Jun 12, 2016 at 1:54pm PDT
So sad all around.
Our thoughts are still with everybody in Orlando.
[Image via Michael Boardman/Michael Wright/WENN.]