Lady Gaga broke down in tears during an appearance at a vigil for the 49 victims who lost their lives at the horrific mass shooting at the Orlando, Florida, Pulse nightclub on June 12.
According to Pink News, Lady Gaga was visibly emotional as she addressed mourners who visited Los Angeles City Hall on June 13 to honor those who lost their lives in the horrific incident, describing the shooting, which left another 53 people injured, as being “an attack on humanity.”
“As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history,” Gaga told those who gathered in the California city following the shooting, “I can’t help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself.”
“Tonight, I gather humbly with you, as a human being, in peace, in sincerity, in commitment, in solidarity, to take a real moment and mourn the tragic loss of these innocent, beautiful people,” an emotional Lady Gaga continued of the Orlando victims according to Pink News.
“Tonight I will not allow my anger and outrage over this attack to overshadow our need to honor those who are grieving truly for their lost ones, lost members of the LGBT community,” Lady Gaga told the crowd, addressing herself as an “ally” before reading out the names of the 49 people who were murdered inside the Orlando nightclub.
Lady Gaga also posted a number of pictures from the emotional gathering on Instagram, including one that showed her with tears in her eyes as she raised her right arm in solidarity.
“We can always count on one another’s pain to remind us what strength is all about,” Gaga captioned the photo, alongside the hashtags “#UnitedAsHumans” and “#UnitedAsFriends.”
Lady Gaga then posted another snap of herself at the vigil speaking to the masses as a rainbow flag flew beside her, which she accompanied with a heartfelt caption.
“I saw the fear and sadness in the faces of so many,” Gaga wrote of her appearance at the California tribute, “but I felt comfort knowing there are millions all over the world who are not only part of the LGBT community, but are part of the straight community and so impassioned by this tragedy. You are not alone.”
Lady Gaga’s latest message came shortly after Gaga first addressed the Orlando tragedy on the photo sharing site, where the “Applause” singer posted a photo of a rainbow stretching over a rural landscape as she called for tighter gun control in the United States.
“Stand strong w/ ur pride, it belongs to u. Love is opposite of hate,” Gaga captioned the peaceful image on June 12, just hours after the shooting took place at the Orlando nightclub.
“My sincerest mourning 4 LGBTQ’s suffering 2day. I pray for gun control and a cultural revolution of kindness. For all people,” Gaga continued in the photo’s caption. “We can’t divide in the face of evil, we must stick together and heal each other we are brothers and sisters. #prayfororlando #orlando #kindness #stopviolence #lgbtqpride”
Gaga also addressed the horrific Orlando tragedy on Twitter on June 13, where she told her more than 60 million followers to “ignore voices that aim to divide us” as it only leads to more violence.
The tweet came shortly after Gaga addressed the incident for the very first time, where she revealed that she was praying for the victims of the Orlando shooting and their families.
“I pray for all the victims families during this shooting epidemic. That their pain be met with compassion and support from the world,” Lady Gaga wrote on Twitter on June 12. “It’s a traumatizing & emotional time for a many people. I dream of the world reflecting on what we can do to change this violence. #Orlando.”
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