Tony Awards 2016 Ceremony Dedicated To The Orlando Shooting Victims
Various social media platforms were filled with messages of grief as celebrities mourn the deaths of at least 50 victims of the horrible shooting incident on Sunday in Orlando, Florida.Advertisement
According to Entertainment Weekly, the artists did not only express their sorrow since they also took it as an opportunity to call for social and political change.
“I pray for all the victims families during this shooting epidemic,” Lady Gaga’s first tweet read. “That their pain be met with compassion and support from the world.”
Seventeen minutes after, she posted another message about the Orlando shooting incident along with the hashtag #Orlando.
“It’s a traumatizing & emotional time for a many people,” the “Bad Romance” singer added. “I dream of the world reflecting on what we can do to change this violence. #Orlando.”
Meanwhile, Queen Latifah’s post on Twitter seemed to reflect how she felt following the Orlando shooting.
“You don’t have to Kill somebody to Be somebody! That just makes you no ‘Body’!” she pointed out in her first post. “I pray for all the people who feel that Alone!”
“My [heart emoji] Breaks for the LGBTQ community in Orlando!” she said in her second tweet. “We are 1! You Touch one of us you Touch All of us! Freedom ain’t Free! STAND UP AMERICA!”
For Julienne Moore, government officials, particularly the representatives, must be asked “why they have done nothing to #EndGunViolence #Orlando.”
On Instagram, Gloria Stefan shared the lyrics of her song “Nayib,” to express her feeling about the Orlando shooting.
“My heart breaks for the friends and families of the souls whose lives were taken by two senseless acts of violence in two days in Orlando, Florida, a place I consider my home,” Stefan opened the lengthy caption of her post.
Amid what happened, the Tony Awards ceremony on Monday will be dedicated to the victims of the Orlando attack, The Hollywood Reporter revealed.
“Our hearts are heavy for the unimaginable tragedy that happened last night in Orlando,” the Tony Award Productions said in a statement after the Orlando shooting. “Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight’s ceremony to them.”
Early Sunday, an American-born man who had reportedly pledged allegiance to ISIS gunned down 50 people at a popular gay nightclub in Orlando. With 50 dead, and 53 injured, it is now considered the deadliest mass shooting in the United States and the country’s worst terror attack since 9/11.