Las Vegas is the latest city to witness such unspeakable horror after Stephen Pollack allegedly opened fire on a country music festival killing 58 and injuring over 500 people. Yet, this country is more divided than ever in how everyone’s coming to grips with the tragedy.
The response that we’re seeing from country music stars shows a lot about the current political climate when it’s juxtaposed to how many celebrities are reacting to the massacre. For every Jason Aldean, who was performing during the shooting, praying for the victims, you have Ariana Grande pushing for gun control.
Tonight has been beyond horrific. I still dont know what to say but wanted to let everyone know that Me and my Crew are safe. My Thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved tonight. It hurts my heart that this would happen to anyone who was just coming out to enjoy what should have been a fun night. #heartbroken #stopthehate
My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism.— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 2, 2017
Grande’s concert was attacked in Manchester, UK in May by an Islamic State suicide bomber, killing 22 and injuring 60 others. However, these two reactions represent a microcosm of the cultural divide between country music and the rest of the entertainment world. Most country music stars are too busy mourning the loss of life to even think about politicizing such a tragedy.
Woke up to such horrible news. We are praying for the victims and their families. May the Lord bring some comfort to them.— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) October 2, 2017
Stilled and speechless... Our hearts and prayers are with everyone involved and affected. - KU— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) October 2, 2017
Waking up to the most devastating news from Vegas. Praying for everyone caught in the midst of this horrific act. pic.twitter.com/LtDb5nMJ85— LeAnn Rimes Cibrian (@leannrimes) October 2, 2017
Russell Simmons, co-founder of the hip-hop label Def Jam, was quick to say he would work tirelessly to pass comprehensive gun control legislation.
I will also do everything in my power to get Congress to pass comprehensive gun reform so these types of tragedies don't happen anymore.— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) October 2, 2017
Actress Alyssa Milano, who most notably campaigned in Georgia’s 6th congressional district race for Jon Ossof, tweeted four words for gun control.
Sensible gun control NOW.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 2, 2017
And actress Elizabeth Banks, who campaigned heavily for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, dismissed the idea of holding back on politicizing the tragedy in favor of more gun control.
It would be wise to ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines and silencers. None of which is excessive. https://t.co/oaPIk4lbWO— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) October 2, 2017
So, while more information about the shooting continues to surface, it’s just another opportunity for shameless liberals to advance their agenda.