There’s been an outpouring of grief across social media since the world woke to the tragic news that 49 innocent people had been killed in the worst mass shooting in United States history.
A host of celebrities have joined the ranks of the publicly grieving tweeting along with the trending hashtags #LoveisLove and #StopGunViolence.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sonnet tribute in his Best Score acceptance speech at Sunday night’s Tony Awards was one of many moving moments.
Actress, Olivia Wilde was one of the first big names to respond. She wrote, “Madness. Hideous and cruel madness. To the survivors, and families of those slain, I’m so sorry. #StopGunViolence.”
Madness. Hideous and cruel madness. To the survivors, and families of those slain, I’m so sorry. #StopGunViolence
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 12, 2016Advertisement
James Corden also paid tribute to the fallen at the Tony Awards which were held in the US Sunday, the same day as the shooting.
He began the ceremony with,“Good evening. All around the world, people are trying to come to terms with the horrific events that took place in Orlando this morning.”
“All we can say is you are not on your own right now,” he continued. “Your tragedy is our tragedy. Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is equal, embraced and loved. Hate will never win. Together, we have to make sure of that.”
Tony winner and this year’s golden child, Lin-Manuel Miranda also gave a beautiful sonnet as his winning speech during the show. You can watch the video above.
Adele also dedicated her show in Antwerp last night to the victims of the massacre. “To everybody in Orlando at Pulse nightclub,” the 28-year-old singer began.
“The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young. So I’m very moved by it. I don’t know why I’m crying already, because most of this tonight is pretty miserable—because my songs are fucking miserable.”
You can watch the full dedication below. Post continues after video.
Harry Potter author, J.K Rowling dedicated a tweet to Luis Vielma, a 22-year-old Harry Potter world worker who died in the shooting.
Condolences and prayers to Orlando A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on Jun 12, 2016 at 2:17pm PDT
— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) June 13, 2016
Right now my heart is so open 2 suffering of others:gay straight black white brown women men old young. I wish u all freedom frm suffering???????? — Magda Szubanski (@MagdaSzubanski) June 13, 2016
— Magda Szubanski (@MagdaSzubanski) June 13, 2016
Let’s live in a world where we can love one another for our differences instead of discriminate & Hate. #Orlando #rip Another sad day. My love and light goes to those who were hurt and the families who are suffering ❤️ A photo posted by Bella Hadid (@bellahadid) on Jun 12, 2016 at 11:31am 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. — Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) June 12, 2016
Horrified by the mass shooting in Orlando. When will we do something to prevent these killing sprees? — John Legend (@johnlegend) 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. — Ellen Page (@EllenPage) June 12, 2016
These shootings are a regular occurrence. You don’t get to be “shocked” anymore unless you take action to stop them. Ban automatic weapons. — Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) June 12, 2016
Sobbing. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 12, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are w my brothers and sisters who were at Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub. RIP to those who lost their lives. — ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) June 12, 2016
I’m heartbroken by this tragedy. Praying for Orlando and the suffering created by this senseless violence. — Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) June 12, 2016
I am speechless, sick, and so sad reading the news from Orlando. Sending strength to my gay brothers and sisters. 50 people!!!! FIFTY — Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 12, 2016
My heart goes out 2 the families & friends of those who lost their lives in Orlando last nite. A sad, horrific day in US history. — Sean Hayes (@theseanhayes) June 12, 2016
Sickening news. All my love to Orlando. — Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 12, 2016
Heartbroken about the shooting in Orlando. My prayers and thoughts are with you all in America. I pray for this world to change! — Boy George (@BoyGeorge) June 12, 2016
My heart breaks for the lives lost in Orlando. Just breaks. — Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) June 12, 2016
I am heartbroken..My thoughts and prayers are with those affected by last night’s tragedy in Orlando. ???? — Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) 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. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 12, 2016
Just now catching up on the tragedy in Orlando… Sickening. Praying. — Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 12, 2016
I’m truly at a loss for words. To everyone in Orlando affected by this massacre, my thoughts, love, & prayers are with u ❤️???????????????? — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) June 12, 2016