Celebrities Unite For Powerful Video Tribute To The 49 Victims Of the Orlando Shooting At Pulse
Caitlyn Jenner, Colton Haynes, Demi Lovato, Kerry Washington and more celebs unite to pay tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando shootings at the Pulse nightclub in a video put together by Ryan Murphy. Watch at MTV.co.uk
It has been an utterly heartbreaking month over in Orlando after the tragic shooting of Christina Grimmie, which was followed by a shooting that killed 49 people and injured 53 at LGBTQ nightclub Pulse.
The shooting at Pulse was te deadliest mass shooting and deadliest hate crime against LGBTQ people in US history and in small tribute to the victims so cruelly robbed of their lives, Glee and Scream Queens producer Ryan Murphy has joined with 49 celebrities to remember and honour them.
In the video, celebs including Laverne Cox, Demi Lovato, Colton Haynes, Sarah Paulson, Kerry Washington, Caitlyn Jenner, Harry Shum Jr, Tyler Oakley, Lea Michele, Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Matt Bomer and many more share details about the men and women who were killed.
"For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder," the caption on the video says.
"On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latinx — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were. It's on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence."