Hollywood Reacts to Orlando Shootings: ‘Disgusting, Outrageous Tragedy’

Orlando Shooting
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The mass shootings that left at least 20 dead at an Orlando, Fla., nightclub sparked sorrow and outrage across the country as the word spread Sunday morning.

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Entertainment and media figures, including presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, took to social media to express their thoughts about the crime at the Pulse club, which catered to the LGBTQ community. Local officials described the shootings, carried out by a single heavily armed man, as an act of domestic terrorism.

The shootings come hours before CBS’ live telecast tonight of the 70th annual Tony Awards. A source said producers were scrambling Sunday morning to find a way for the telecast to address the slayings in Orlando.

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  1. jim says:

    What is hollywood going to do about it?

  2. Je Vizzusi says:

    My 2nd comment.. since I live near Orlando. Hard to sleep.. as a activist Filmmaker, I realize most think of Orlando has a tourist trap but its far from the truth. There is the Other Orlando with Arts, Culture, new Performing Arts Center, new Digital Media companies. Its incredibly diverse place. And we have rivers, lakes.. there is just about everything except mountains here.

    So we have this horrible tragedy now that will always be with the city. A single gunman that was a Security Guard for Federal Buildings. And on a FBI Watch list. What more can we do?

    #prayfororlando

    We need it please.. @JEV1A

  3. Paul says:

    Its now time to do something about the terrorist groups, they are worst than fred phelps group

  4. JOE S HILL says:

    The Liberal Media never ceases to capitalize on tragedies like this one,since the victims were mostly LGBT people-and given that they are the Nation’s new civil rights examples,President Obama will again
    play the two sides of this situation,being gun control and Gay rights,and he and the liberal media will milk this tragedy for everything it can! Americans are getting sick and tired of these terrorists killing people on our own soil,and while i’m no fan of the LGBT movement,i certainly don’t advocate mass murder and shootings,and especially at the hands of jihadist killers,who kill in the name of Allah-and if Obama cannot or will not address that fact,then his ass needs to be thrown out of office! the Islamic community better start understanding that we’re getting fed up with “Good Muslim,Bad Muslim”,while the liberal left tries shoving their leftist bullshit down our throats-Americans aren’t allowed to worship their Christian faith in public schools or the Military,because of some moron Atheists,and bunch of left wing
    sickies,but it’s okay for the Islamists to come into this country and attack Americans through “intolerance” and other unwelcomed PC do’s and don’ts-but when our own citizens are open targets by these fanatic jihadists,then that crosses the line,big time!! Obama’s incompetent leadership is hurting America,as he and the liberal factions aggressively push to force their agendas in our Nation,and at our deepest expense,and needs to be impeached,already! i support Trump’s ideas of getting these people out of our country,especially since it has become highly fatal for Americans now,as this tragedy demonstrates! now the liberal media will generate lots of Gay sympathy by using this mass shooting to prove how bad guns have become,instead of addressing the other problems involved!

    • ozzie says:

      He was an American. born and bred.

    • Je Vizzusi says:

      Its sounds like maybe the FBI should check you out! Your rant is wildly racist, homophobic and crazed. As nuts as the gunman. Blame the mefia, blame Obama, ban Muslims, stop the Gay Movement.. your a beauty!

      We need healing right now. Not this insensitive psycho babble.

      #prayfororlando

  5. The liberal spin to deflect the public attention away from the fact.

    “It is the fault of the Gun for the massacre and NOT Omar’s visceral hatred for infidels – especially the Lesbian infidel.” ( Implying that without the guns, Omar could not have committed this massacre. Really? Haven’t the liberals heard of the terrorist expertise building suicide vests ?? Why not ban that too ?? )

    ” Reagan’s fault because Omar’s parents immigrated to the US in 1985 !!”

    ” It is the fault of the Old testament for influencing those violent passages in Quran”

    In any case, it is NOT the Islamic theology and Ideology fueling the Islamic Radicalism !!

    Now it is the task of the Hollywood liberals to insinuate these talking points in the TV shows they produce !!!

  6. JohnD says:

    Automatic weapons are illegal, unless special licensure is granted.. So, score negative one for radical communist propagandist.

    We are at war and under attack! This is not about weapons but an ideology. Too many complicit leftists not blaming the true culprit! Enough is right, enough trying to strip our rights to protect for an agenda, instead of fighting the bad guys!!

    Get loud citizens, or terrorists win, radicals win, and our safety and liberty dies!

    We cannot allow tyrannical mindsets to hijack what is true here, and it ain’t about guns!

    Arm yourselves citizens, because the bad guys and terrorists sure are. Convenient they in DC push the gun narrative while the UN small arms treaty lingers..

  7. Je Vizzusi says:

    Somebody PLEASE listen, I’m a doc filmmaker based in Apopka which is 25 miles north of Orlando. Everyone here is gun happy. They love their guns. Radio shows on shooting. Gun shows that allow buying of assault rifles with extended clips without Background checks. Its redneck city and nobody will listen to me. The fact is there are more guns here than people.

    Something happened here at the door to the club with a plainclothes cop that started the shooting. How do you carry into a small bar a rifle. Something happened.. but now they say its ISIS related.

    Our representative is gay Patty Sheenan. Gov Scott loves the NRA, is a neo con neo fascist in which by the way cancelled all film production incentives. He hates Hollywood.

    Bad day for us Orlandoites.. normall small town atmosphere. The theme parks are way on the other side of town and really could give a shit. Today is the opening of Skull island, new Kong ride and the dress rehearsal was a flop.

    Then the shooting of the singer, now this. Guns guns guns everything in Orlando. Now they want to lift concealed weapon permits. So you can openly carry a firearm. Florida is insane.. but still a nice and fun place to live. @JEV1A

  8. Spike says:

    can’t we all just get along?

  9. Mitchell says:

    This is a filthy, disgusting act. But where were the “celebrity” voices when 9 innocent black churchgoers were shot down in Atlanta during a Bible study? Hollywood said zero.

    • cadavra says:

      Hollywood reacted big-time to Charlotte. You’d know this if you weren’t too lazy to Google it. But it’s so much easier to make false accusations from the comfort of your parents’ basement.

      • cadavra says:

        Swell. Then you have enough money and spare time to purchase an atlas and learn the difference between Atlanta and Charlotte.

      • Mitchem says:

        I live in a gated community and bought my parents their house. Just sayin;

    • Cam says:

      Ellen only “sobs” over gay matters, no others. I agree, this was a disgusting act.

  10. Frank says:

    The insane US gun laws are the real problem. As long as any maniac can buy as many weapons as he likes, you won’t be save. And as long as you have homophobic Muslims, there’s a good chance this will happen again. Don’t forget: From his POV he did ‘good’ and is now in heaven with 99 virgins…

    • BillUSA says:

      Open your eyes. We already have enough gun laws. The problem is they are rarely enforced – just like all other laws. Our society is too lackadaisical, distracted and otherwise selfish to be concerned with what is already in place. What good is legislation if nobody enforces it?

      And we don’t have homophobic Muslims. The WORLD has anti-homosexual Muslims who also happen to hate the United States. Nobody fears homosexuals, many people don’t agree with their sexual proclivities and don’t appreciate their freedom to say how they feel about them being taken away. The homosexual community pats itself on the back for being brave but I have to wonder if some of them think it was better to have stayed in the closet.

    • Alex says:

      They used a bomb in Boston, Paris has the strictest gun laws in the world. You and others using this to shame people to back yet more gun control are just making people MORE angry.

      • Frank says:

        Alex, are you a moron ? Of course there is always the possibility that terror groups will organize weapons and bombs. That’s what happened in Boston and Paris. But in this case an individual
        could get all he wants at the local gun store. The US gun laws make it SO EASY for any maniac to go on a rampage. You should make it harder.

  11. Bill says:

    How nice not to be disappointed that someone already has jumped on the anti-NRA bandwagon. Never lose the opportunity to politicize a tragedy to your advantage, right?

    Just sad.

  12. Lisa says:

    The club is partly to blame for not having proper security such as metal detectors. As long as there are so many guns in the states and no gun laws, you have to take precautionary measures on your own.

    • Je Vizzusi says:

      Its a tiny place, low budget. Used to be a pizza shack. They crammed 300 into a place that may holds half. The firemarshall is never around. Again, this is not a major nightclub. @JEV1A

    • jsm1963 says:

      Who expects someone to bring an automatic weapon into a club? By this logic there should be metal detectors everywhere, including Walmarts, supermarkets, churches…

    • BillUSA says:

      There are plenty of gun laws. There is a lack of enforcement.

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