Celebrities React To Horrific Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Ariana Grande, Cher, Juicy J and more offered their condolences to the victims and their families.

June 12, 2016

Condolences and prayers to Orlando

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In the wake of Sunday’s horrific mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL, the community there has received an outpouring of love and support from near and far.

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Local officials have reported at least 50 people were killed and more than 50 more were injured when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire at the gay nightclub.

On social media, celebrities and politicians are reacting to the tragedy with condolences, prayers and politics.

Leading presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both acknowledged the Pulse shooting and offered prayers to the families affected.

Hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco engaged his Twitter audience in conversation about gun control issues brought up by the Pulse shooting and subsequent media coverage.

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Celebrity members of the LGBTQIA community expressed their condolences and sadness about the Orlando incident, as well as their community pride.

The Orlando Magic and other NBA teams and players tweeted their support.

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Mike WiLL Made It, Boi-1da and Juicy J sent their prayers to the people in Orlando.

And an outpouring of celebrities and public figures mourned for and acknowledged the Pulse tragedy and attack against the LBGTQIA community.

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Heavy heart. #pride

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At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, a gunman attacked Pulse nightclub, a gay club in Orlando, FL, carrying an assault-type weapon, and a handgun. After slaughtering tens of people and taking hostages, the gunman was killed in a shootout with law enforcement.

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