Las Vegas Shooting: Celebrities React to Terrorist Attack

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Early this morning, news broke of a horrifying mass shooting in Las Vegas, one that is now the largest mass shooting in modern American history.

Current estimates list more than 50 dead victims and more than 400 people injured by the gunman, who opened fire from his hotel room and unleashed terror and death upon the innocents below.

We still know only a limited amount of information about 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, the shooter who has been identified as having committed this terrorist act before reportedly taking his own life.

But you don't need to know why people were massacred to reach out and share prayers and condolences.

Some people, celebrities included, went to bed before the news broke. Some of them still haven't awoken to learn what has happened.

We've seen people tweeting about this as soon as they awoke this morning.

Some tweeted last night, when this was still an active shooter situation. Social media spreads information very, very quickly.

A lot of celebrities have spoken out, even so early in the morning. Including Jason Aldean, whose show has been playing so very close to where the shooting took place.


1. Barack Obama

Barack Obama
President Obama may no longer be in office, but he uses his voice and his platform to lend sympathy for those who deserve it.

2. Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean
The shooting almost immediately followed Jason Aldean's music.

3. Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz
Chloe Grace Moretz may be young, but she's active in politics and also full of compassion, as you can see.

4. Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian
Even the Kardashians have feelings. This terrible act affects us all.

5. Paris Jackson

Paris Jackson
We don't need to tell you that Michael Jackson's daughter is famously spiritual or that she cares about people.

6. Celine Dion

Celine Dion
You don't have to be American for this to cut you to your core

7. Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas
Nick Jonas is nothing if not earnest.

8. Stephen King

Stephen King
Like all authors who should be writing, Stephen King spends a lot of time on Twitter.

9. Christina Milian

Christina Milian
When she says that she "cannot believe her eyes," she's not kidding. There's video, because those hundreds of people in the street all had phones. It's not for the faint of heart, though.

10. Dane DeHaan

Dane DeHaan
Some words, though. We all feel that our words are inadequate, but it's important to at least say something.

11. Josh Groban

Josh Groban
Note that timestamp. He was worried that there would be more victims.

12. HAIM

It's any musician's nightmare to see their audience endangered in a terrorist attack like this.

13. John Legend

John Legend
John Legend has a famously fantastic sense of humor that he shares with his wife. He knows that this is not the time for it, however.

14. Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey
Some consider the use of emojis to be in poor taste, but they're part of communication.

15. Sia

Another who tweeted during the actual event. Horrifying.

16. Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton
Again, these emojis are a sure way of showing how she's feeling succinctly. We don't think that it's disrespectful.

17. Harry Styles

Harry Styles
Again, you don't have to be American for this to resonate with you.

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