After the tragedy of the Dark Knight Shooting, in where a gunman killed 12 and injured at least 50 others on Friday in Aurora, Colorado, musicians, celebrities and political figures around the country expressed their shock, disgust, and condolences via Twitter and statements to the press. Here’s what a few celebrities had to say:
· President Barack Obama release a statement Friday morning saying:
“Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado… We are committed to bringing whoever was responsible to justice, ensuring the safety of our people, and caring for those who have been wounded. As we do when confronted by moments of darkness and challenge, we must now come together as one American family.”
· Warner Bros., the studio that released Dark Knight also commented on the tragedy, writing:
“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.” The also canceled the film’s Paris premiere which was supposed to take place this weekend.
· Nickelback (@nickelback): “We are sickened and saddened at the senseless tragedy in Aurora, CO. Our thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible event.”
· Hot Chelle Rae (@HotChelleRae): “To weather and safety…I am floored…All our thoughts and prayers are with the families that fell victim to the inhumane acts of…this morning’s shooting. Won’t be thinking about anything else.”
· Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks) : “The news of Aurora saddens me. Senseless and stupid.”
· David Hasselhoff (@David Hasselhoff): “My heart goes out to all the parents and friends of the lovely people in Colorado please stop close your eyes and say a prayer for them.”
Prayers are going up for the families and victims of this tragedy.