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Celebrities React to Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Celebrities React to Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Twenty six are reported dead, including eighteen children, in a shooting that occurred this morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their remorse over the horrible tragedy.

“God have mercy!!!! No one deserves this! Praying for the families of the victims of the Connecticut shooting!! What a Christmas it will be” Rihanna tweeted earlier in the day. Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Ashley Benson, and more tweeted their reactions to the shooting.

Our thoughts go out to all of those affected by this horrible tragedy.

Click inside to read what other celebrities had to say about this devastation…

“Oh my.I am shocked.Heartbroken.Devastating news about this elementary school shooting. What is wrong w/ people?Praying hard 4 these family’s” – @HilaryDuff

“Anger cant explain my feelings 4 guns & Evil ppl! Love 2 every1 in #Connecticut affected by this tragedy. My heart weeps 4 U… God bless” – @ChadMMurray

“Love and prayers go out to all those affected in the shooting today. It’s absolutely devastating. #PrayForNewton” – @AshBenzo

“Why does this happen? Why do bad things happen to such good people… Especially young ones. Sending blessings to CT.” – @MileyCyrus

“This is absolutely horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Newton, CT. So unbelievably sad.” @lindsaylohan

“What is it going to take? #guncontrol” – @evanrachelwood

“Those precious children…I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears.” – @JordinSparks

“Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. I’m so saddened. WE NEED LAWS NOW.” – @iamrashidajones

“Shocked & saddened to hear this morning’s news… My heart goes out to the families of #SandyHook Elementary children, faculty, staff” – @katiecouric

“Horrible. My thoughts and prayers go out to the children in newton and their families.” @KateWalsh

“Wow this is horrific everybody in Connecticut the children my love and the bots love goes out to you #isthereanyhopeleft” – @RitaOra

“F*CK YOU GUNS” – @aaronpaul_8

“It’s time to re-evaluate those gun laws you spoke about, @BarackObama. Prayers for surviving children & families in Newtown, Connecticut.” – @KeriHilson

“My heart aches for Connecticut ….” – @SophiaBush

“My heart + thoughts to the victims, their families, and all affected by the #Newtown school shooting. Absolutely horrifying and tragic.” – @JaredLeto

“Absolutely devastated by the Newton shooting. Praying so hard for the families & all involved. I’m at a loss and will never understand.” – @lucyhale

“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families in CT affected by today’s tragedy. This news is truly heartbreaking. #PrayforNewtown” – @Matt_Morrison

“I’m sick to my stomach about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. All my thoughts are with the community of Newtown, CT.” – @jessetyler

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost children and loved ones in Conn. Such a tragedy.” – @missmorenab

“My heart hurts for the victims & their families of the CT school shooting. This needs to stop. Schools must be safe again.” – @joshduhamel

“Our hearts are broken for you, Newtown.” – @Kchenoweth

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46 Responses to “Celebrities React to Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting”

  1. 1
    AMY Says:

    Ryan Lanza is a sicko. How can you do that to defenseless children. They did nothing, and now we lost 18 little lives.

  2. 2
    Yooda Says:

    Only in America! What a great country. Amusing story.

  3. 3
    TSquared Says:

    Does anyone really care what these celebs think at a time like this?

  4. 4
    see Says:

    I’m crying. The children need everyones support. Each and every person with a heart, celebrity or not, sending love and keeping them safe and protected from the evil of the world.
    Get rid of all the guns and the crazy people who turn them on our children.
    LOVE

  5. 5
    ... Says:

    Honestly everyone that buys a gun should have to undergo psychological testing before being allowed to obtain one.

    My condolences to the families affected by this tragedy

  6. 6
    Sarcasm Says:

    Thank you so much JJ for telling us what the CELEBRITIES are saying their imput is SO important at a time like this. Jezz, the media gets more and more insensitive everyday. Ugh.

  7. 7
    Luke Says:

    Sophia Bush and Chad Michael Murray did an episode from One Tree Hill about a similar devastating situation…

  8. 8
    SunnyAutumn Says:

    @Yooda:

    Twenty children were stabbed in China, today. Only in this world. Rihanna’s weet about “What a Christmas it will be”. I don’t think they are worried about toys right now. Christmas is about the celebration of Jesus’s birth and I am this will be even more emphasized.

  9. 9
    uh, Says:

    @: yeah its called ‘gu*n control’ why hasn’t your “amazing president” done a thing about it???

  10. 10
    Happy Says:

    Does this site really think that we care about what celebrities think about this tragedy?! The kids are dead there and you share what actor wrote on there twitter. America has become really a dangerous country. They should stop legalizing such dangerous things like carrying gun and now they are thinking about legalization of marijuana. God knows what will happen afterwards. RIP to these people.

  11. 11
    Jaie Says:

    @TSquared: Thank you. I couldn’t agree more.

  12. 12
    uh, Says:

    @Happy: as an australian i agree with you – none of them gave a sh&t when obama didn’t say a thing about gu&n control but were all happy to see him ignore it and hold puppies and have dinner with JAY Z. now they care? it shouldn’t take a tragedy to open their minds…

  13. 13
    A Says:

    Guns do NOT kill people. PEOPLE kill people!
    This is just the governments way to get gun control and get ALL guns from the citizens. That is a dangerous way we’re headed.
    When only the police and the government own guns, we, the people, are in big trouble.
    R.I.P.

  14. 14
    -_- Says:

    @A: your comment is so effing ignorant i don’t know where to look. Gun control is not a bad thing. People can still own them, you just have to register them. Americans are ridiculous. lives are lost and all you care about is your gun rights.

  15. 15
    mrs_fuzzybee Says:

    Call me strange but I do not give a flying fig what celebrities have to tweet or say about this. Their opinions are no more important than another other person. I think we all are appalled, disgusted and heartbroken at what happened. Being famous doesn’t make their statements more valid or important or even newsworthy than the common human.

  16. 16
    Kris Says:

    Miley :3

  17. 17
    TSquared Says:

    @uh,:

    Obama can’t do anything about it. He has already said he basically won’t waste the time on it since he is way short of votes to ban assault weapons in congress. He has bigger things to deal with right now.

  18. 18
    uh Says:

    @TSquared: i might just throw up –

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    Fruitfly Says:

    Only cold, calculating people would use this tragedy to lobby against guns. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves – ashamed!

    What comforts me is that I believe those children are in Heaven now, a place without pain or sorrow, while their killer is being eviscerated with a hot poker along with Hitler ande Stalin.

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    see Says:

    @Fruitfly: Only cold calculated people would use this tragedy to lobby FOR guns.
    You are turning the issue.
    People against guns are the least cold and the least calculated people, hippoees, peaceful. It is the crazy gun owners who are COLD and CALCULATED, wanting to keep their guns for intimidation sake and own entertainment. Police and military are the protectors. Call them. And give up your gun toting craziness.

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    see Says:

    *hippies*

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    well.. Says:

    how can people praise obama and still feel sorry for these kids? his tears don’t mean sh&t to me.. i didn’t see him weep one bit for the children killed in drone strikes a few weeks ago!
    …we’re all part of the same world, america. if you can’t feel sorry for muslim children who have died in the hands of obama then you shouldn’t be crying for any others..

  23. 23
    claire Says:

    If you don’t care what celebrities have to say about this tragedy then why are you checking JustJared in the wake of it I mean jesus you can hardly blame them for posting about it.

    P.S. Adam Lanza was the shooter, Ryan Lanza (his brother) was wrongfully IDed by numerous media outlets.

  24. 24
    Justin Aniston Says:

    @AMY: Adam Lanza. *

  25. 25
    dude is a fraud Says:

    hey obama, it would be more convincing if you weren’t wiping tears from your temple

  26. 26
    Margaret Teshner Says:

    @SunnyAutumn:

    I don’t think Rihanna was worried about presents at all. I think she was saying it is absolutely devastating for this to happen at this time of the year. It would be at any time obviously, but Christmas is a time when families should be joining together to celebrate in whatever way they wish whether it be through presents, Christ, food, or just plain love. It is not a time where they should have to be burying a child and returning the gifts they’ll never open

  27. 27
    Sean Says:

    Celebs? These are just people Jared has kissed ass to over the years.

  28. 28
    anna Says:

    All gun loving Americans and the politicians who refuse to do something about guns have blood on their hands. Stop being cowards and stand up to the gun lobby!!!

  29. 29
    knee jerk Says:

    anna . You are a sucker,a simpleton, and a future slave. May you and your family suffer for your ignorance. You will. I laugh. Your country is involved in 8 wars. Your country kills children in all of those wars . Your country slobbers all over themselves as they say “support the troops” (for what exactly?) as you are only consumed with a comfotable life and consumption of goods.. Your country tortures. Your country kills at will, and YOU support it. You are the worst kind of clueless idiot. God sees your mental laziness and still holds you accountable. YOU will have to answer.
    I will not explain to you how wrong you are because your comment shows your lack of understanding and mindless conformity. You will just have to suffer.

  30. 30
    Lawrence Says:

    Guns aren’t the problem, its the wackos who use them.

  31. 31
    Dirkstar Says:

    Although several conditions must come together to create such a nightmare, I think, we cannot deny, that
    GUNS are the FINAL condition, that make such massacres come true!
    (Coz´ they are a tool for killing effectively and therefore creating a worst-case-scenario like this!)
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  32. 32
    Dave Franco Says:

    Sophia Bush & Piers Morgan are the most annoying on twitter… All talk, no action.

  33. 33
    Dave Franco Says:

    @AMY:

    Adam Lanza, not Ryan.

    And CNN is so irresponsible putting wrong info out there… it’s disgusting. They like to milk this tragedies for ratings. Pathetic.

  34. 34
    Kurdii Says:

    This is horrible but have u ever thought about the children in the other countries like Palestine, libya and so go on…. they go through this very day isn´t that more sad then this?? THE ONLY THING I WANNA SAY IS: WAKE UP AND BE THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING, BECAUSE SOME WERE THIS HAPPENS EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

  35. 35
    Shay Says:

    As a person who lives in CT, this is extremely devastating. What the hell was wrong with this man? They were just children. This is not the time to discuss politics and gun control. In time it will be, but this is just 24 hours after it. Let the parents, friends, and community grieve before thrusting a microphone in their faces.

  36. 36
    thenothing Says:

    @well..:

    the death of children by violence, anywhere, at any time, is a tragedy. but refusing to weep for some because others were not accorded the same attention doesn’t lessen the horror that any of those children went through. cry for them all, *******.

  37. 37
    Danilo Says:

    We need to ban all guns. I would bet anybody that right now there are many people planning to do other massacres. The time has come to stop the madness.

  38. 38
    Cherry Heart Says:

    I feel bad for those children, I broke down into prayer as soon as I read the report, but seeing Obama with that speech… and those (fake) tears… Oh, it made me mad.

    Being a leader to a country is like being a parent. A parent to all your people. And it’snot just America, it’s around the world. And when there are incidents out of the country that cost REAL people their childrens lives, you must EXPRESS your solemn sorrow! You can’t walk inside your big white house, say a few words, and only tell a few flags to fly high.

    Those crocodile tears made my blood run cold. So he can cry for those innocent children and still say guns are legal? So he can cry for all our lost children and fellow students and still not reinforce safety for all the important people in our world?

    Being a leader, whether you’re a mother, a father, ateacher, a president, a prime minister… You don’t try and win over your citizens by doing what they want, you win over your subjects (Whether they are your children, or your students, or your parents, or your citizens!) by doing what they need!

    Letting everyone have guns… IT’s disgusting. Being able to show your face on that Television, while those parents are grieving for there children who were MURDERED by GUNS, and not saying ‘we’re going to do somethign about this!’… It’s disgusting.

    And those celebrities… Well, they could have atleast gone over to those children to try and cheer them up.

    My thoughts are going out to all those parents, they’re going out to those siblings, they’re going out to the teachers and children who won’t be having a happy finish to this year. But I hope they know taht God will be taking care of those children and those teachers for as long as he has to.

  39. 39
    The Reality Of War Says:

    The illegally unelected Obama chose a strategic target with Newtown Elementary students to push a gun removal from America, Jared, when it sent their chosen pliable child soldier Lanza in to do the dirty work. Obama and his new KGB have been planning these such strategic hits long before they were enacted and realized. Brainwashing and influence peddling are as old as warfare, Jared, and Obamas job in America is to weaken America into dissolution and forgotten history. Obamas military masters in China know when a minor victory within America is made.

  40. 40
    Martin Says:

    Seriously is this what news is about? What celeberities think?

  41. 41
    Mimi Joyce Says:

    Seriously, most of these celebs don’t even know the name of the town this horrific, unimaginable nightmare unfolded. It’s NEWTOWN…not NEWTON

  42. 42
    china Says:

    I don’t know what is more appalling, killing beautiful innocent children and teachers or America’s gun laws. God bless these families, comfort them and strengthen them with your love. RIP

  43. 43
    Tracee Says:

    Knee Jerk, I can’t believe you wrote half, of that. I don’t know who this Anna person is that you commented about but to curse her family and hope that they suffer…….. All I have to say is “I wonder what went through Adam Lanza’s mind when he decided to make all those families suffer by stealing away their children forever, Christmas or not. Killing is evil and not to mention… “EVERY” country has killed. Check yourself before commenting on someone elses ignorance

    Question: Do you laugh at those families grieving today??

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    rajeanf Says:

    @uh,:
    How do you blame this on Obama? People were being killed during the Bush era too.

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    Benjamin jacobi Says:

    the only thing this story proves is how ****** public schools are.

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