Celebrities React To Las Vegas Shooting
Celebrities have been voicing their opinions on social media asking that the man who opened fire at the crowd in Las Vegas, injuring 500 and killing 58, be considered a terrorist. They also argue for greater gun control in the United States.
Ariana Grande was one of the celebrities who addressed the Las Vegas shooting, tapping into her personal experience last May when a terrorist attack took place at her concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, killing 22 and injuring 60 people.
Accompanied by other celebs such as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Zendaya and Ava DuVernay, Grande criticised the fact that the alleged perpetrator of this shooting, which has been named as the most deadly in the United States since the end of the Second World War, is not considered a terrorist. Since the killing, Stephen Paddock has been described as ‘lone wolf’ or ‘killer’ in the American press, but not often as ‘terrorist.’
Saying a prayer for all the victims & their loved ones, also for the residents & visitors of Las Vegas! This was a horrific act of terror!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 2, 2017
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
There’s nothing I can tweet that will heal the heartache being felt today, but all my heart is with Las Vegas. This is domestic terrorism.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) October 2, 2017
This is terrorism plain and simple. Terror bares no race, gender or religion. Democrats & Republicans please unite now #guncontrol 🇺🇸
— xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) October 2, 2017
The lone wolf. The local shooter. The gunman. Any and everything, but terrorist. Wonder why.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) October 2, 2017