Jewish celebrities took to social media to express their sadness following Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, during which a gunman killed 50 people at a gay nightclub in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Here’s what they had to say:
At the Tony’s, the singer paid tribute to victims of the shooting before presenting the award for best musical to “Hamilton.” “Our joy is tinged with sorrow,” she said, adding that “art can console us.”
The “Girls” star shared a photo posted by transgender actress Laverne Cox on Instagram and urged followers to donate money to victims of the fatal shooting.
Pulse is more than a club. Historically marginalized people need safe spaces to cultivate community and identity. These spaces are as sacred as any church. Keep creating them, keep gathering, gather tighter and louder. So much love for everyone who is hurting tonight. Link to Pulse Victim’s Fund in my bio. I’ve given and I’ll give again. Please join me ????❤️
The comedienne spoke out against Islamophobia in a tweet, which was retweeted close to 16,000 times, including by “Broad City” star Ilana Glazer.
Please remember Isis may be Muslim but not all Muslims are Isis. All serial killers are white guys but not all white guys are serial killers— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) June 12, 2016
The actress called news of the attack “sickening” on Twitter.
Sickening news. All my love to Orlando.— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) June 12, 2016
The “Glee” star wrote that she was “devastated” that “nothing is changing,” seemingly referring to lax gun control laws.
I am devastated to wake up to this news & am angry by the fact that nothing is changing. When will we stand together & address this issue?— Dianna Agron (@DiannaAgron) June 12, 2016
On Twitter, the singer-songwriter called the attack “senseless, tragic.”
I’m horrified & deeply saddened by the senseless, tragic shooting in #Orlando. My heart breaks for the victims, their families & loved ones.— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) June 12, 2016
The “Catfish” host shared a photo of himself and two police officers holding pride plags.
Sending ❤️???? out across the universe from the Philly #pride parade. #loveislovepic.twitter.com/ySWmDkj0BU— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) June 12, 2016
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