49 Celebrities Honor the 49 Orlando Victims in Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute Video

Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner and Kerry Washington are among the 49 celebrities who participated in a Ryan Murphy-produced tribute video dedicated to the Orlando massacre victims.

The 18-minute video shows photographs one-by-one of the 49 victims who were gunned down less than three weeks ago at the Orlando nightclub, Pulse. A different celebrity narrates each picture by describing the victim’s life.

The Human Rights Campaign released the video which is directed by Murphy and Ned Martel. The project was filmed at Fox Studios in Los Angeles over the course of three days.

“The hate that stole these 49 individuals from all those who loved them has been allowed to flourish in our country for too long,” Murphy said in a statement. “No person is born hating another, and we have an obligation as Americans to stand up against prejudice and bigotry that would incite violence against someone simply for who they are.”

A full list of the participants is: Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Lea Michele, Colton Haynes, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Denis O’Hare, Rob Reiner, Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Édgar Ramírez, Max Greenfield, Chaz Bono, Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, Kerry Washington, George Lopez, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Nina Jacobson, Demi Lovato, Tyler Oakley, Yeardley Smith, Kid Cudi, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin McHale, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Daniels, Chace Crawford, Evan Peters, Gerard Butler, Katey Sagal, John Stamos, Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Darren Criss, Kathy Bates, Anna Paquin, Guillermo Díaz and Joe Mantello.

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  1. One should stand up for what’s right, no matter their personal feelings. It is not our right to judge! A happy hetro, I have many friends happy in virtually every type of relationship. As long as they are happy, no one has the right to judge!

  2. Shandy says:

    Beautiful video full of wonderful, lovely people.

    All the minority sexual orientations (and transgender people) always have been and always will be present in the species, and that’s a good thing.

  3. Kathleen Garcia-Horlor says:

    Thank you so much, for once in their lives in public these Hispanic people had their names pronounced correctly. That pays honor as much as anything else.

  4. Phony…phony…phony people…it is just sickening. Start with giving tribute…your time and money to the hundreds of thousands of innocent lives lost in Syria. The destruction of their homeland and being forced to flee their country because of Oil and Gas Pipeline wars of the greedy. Paying tribute to this cause would be honorable and helping to do something about it and bring awareness, because our media won’t! Orlando was bad but nothing compared to this reality of the millions of Syrians daily lives still there for over five years now. Close to 500,000 have been killed. Over 2 million living in tents in Turkey’s border towns of Syria!

    • c o says:

      Nothing phony about this tribute. Seriously screw Syria. What’s so special about then compared to all the others who die in war? And screw you too.

    • Riham says:

      Exactly my thought. Thank you very much for putting things in perspective so beautifully.

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