Kacey Musgraves, Dan Reynolds and others responded to a shooting at a Colorado gay nightclub.
On Saturday night, a 22-year-old opened fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring 25 others.
Celebrities including the Butterflies singer, Imagine Dragons bandmate, Maren Morris, Adam Lambert, Rob Halford, Finneas, Hayley Kiyoko and Justin Tranter have spoken out about the shooting on social media.
“WHY?! Just f*****g why,” Kacey wrote on Twitter in response to the news. “Here we are…shattered over and over again. Living in constant fear.”
She continued: ‘It’s so damn f****d up. These people just freely enjoyed their lives and did not hurt anyone.
“My heart is in two for my LGBTQIA+ fam. Love you forever.”
The club released a statement via Billboard on Sunday, recalling that they were “devastated by the senseless assault on our community.” Sunday was Transgender Day of Remembrance – a day to honor transgender and non-conforming people killed in attacks.
Dan tweeted: “Thinking of all the senseless gun violence that continues to plague our country. Hoping that politicians will actually work to bring about real change in America.
“I think of our LGBTQ young people who already feel unsafe. Another sad day.”
He concluded: “How much more? May we continue to push for change.”
Maren took to Twitter to share her frustration with the frequency of attacks against the gay community.
“I can’t really keep saying ‘my heart is breaking for…’ if it’s never allowed to heal from the last time this happened, and the time before, and so on,” she wrote. “I’m thinking about my LGBTQ+ family today.”