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Ariana Grande Reacts to Las Vegas Shooting: Call It ‘Terrorism’

Ariana Grande offered her condolences Monday morning to victims of a Las Vegas shooting that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. In her response, she urged for gun control and asked for people to call the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history an act of terrorism.

Police named Stephen Paddock as the gunman who opened fire at Route 91 Harvest Music Festival near the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday evening. The 64-year-old is dead by his own hand, while a motive for the attack remains unclear.

“My heart is breaking for Las Vegas,” she wrote on Twitter. “We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.”

In May, 22 people died and 59 were injured after a suicide bombing occurred outside Grande’s concert in Manchester. Following the terrorist attack, she held a benefit and tribute to the victims. Over 50,000 people attended the “One Love Manchester” concert, which included performances by Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Katy Perry, Coldplay, The Black Eyed Peas, Mac Miller, and Pharrell Williams.

In wake of the Vegas tragedy, a number of celebrities reacted on social media. Lady Gaga also labeled the attack as terrorism, and added, “Terror bares no race, gender or religion,” while Josh Gad made a plea for policy changes. “Dear Congress, we don’t need your moment of silence. We need your moment of action. NOW,” he wrote. Camila Cabello also pushed for gun control, and asked, “What more is it going to take to end this madness?”

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