Taylor Swift Pens Tribute to Victims of ‘Devastating’ Orlando Shooting
Taylor Swift has paid tribute to the 49 victims of the tragic Orlando shooting with a handwritten note posted on Instagram where the singer offered her handwritten condolences to the families of those killed at the Pulse nightclub.
“As you bury your loved ones this week, please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy,” Swift wrote in the caption of the photo, which featured the names of each Orlando victim written out alongside purple and white flowers.
Swift is the latest artist to pay their respects to those killed at Pulse June 12th in what was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. Earlier in the week, Adele remembered the victims during her Antwerp, Belgium concert – “The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m very moved by it,” the singer said onstage – while Melissa Etheridge and Christina Aguilera both dedicated new songs to the victims.
Lady Gaga delivered a powerful speech in the aftermath of the shooting at a Los Angeles vigil, and Nick Jonas similarly remembered victims at an event outside New York’s historic Stonewall Inn. Elton John also opened up about the “devastating” shooting during a London concert.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Against Me! singer and transgender rocker Laura Jane Grace wrote, “You’d ideally want to think that venues and shows and clubs, places where people are going to dance and celebrating and enjoying life would be the safe place, but it’s clearly not. To think that whatever crazy fucking religious wars or whatever wars are happening out there are leaking into those areas, it’s so fucking terrifying.”
As you bury your loved ones this week, please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy.