Several pop artists are turning to Twitter to react to the horrifying news that a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday morning murdered at least 26 people, including 20 children. Many took the chance to push for additional gun control in wake of the tragedy. Among the tweets:
Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice): Today is a very sad day… words cannot express the sadness I feel for Newton, Conn. and for all the families that have been affected.
Owl City (@OwlCity): My heart goes out to the victims of the shooting in CT this morning. Prayers are with you.
Sandi Thom (@Sandi_Thom): 18 children shot in Conneticut school. How many people have to die for this country to change its Gun Laws!
Jordin Sparks (@JordinSparks): Those precious children…I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears.
Skylar Grey (@SkylarGrey): This school shooting is horrible news…so heartbreaking. I don’t understand what compels someone to do that.
Michelle Branch (@michellebranch): Gun control people!!! My heart is breaking. As a parent this is my worst nightmare.
Nadine Coyle (@NadineCoyleNow): I was going to be all happy and chat but what has just happened in Connecticut needs to be recognized. What? I am speechless!
Katharine McPhee (?@katharinemcphee): I’m so saddened over the shootings in CT. In light of such an evil act, #PrayForNewton.
Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore): Absolutely devastating news this morning. There are no words.Thoughts, prayers and love to all in #Newtown.
Alexz Johnson (@alexzjohnson): These gun laws in the USA need to change.. this is devastating and more often than not completely avoidable.. my heart and prayers go out.
JoJo (@JoJoistheway): I will NEVER understand such horrific violence. God help us all. Please pray for victims, loved ones, & all those affected by CT shooting. IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL? What in the FU** is wrong with people. I can’t wrap my head around this.
Moby (@thelittleidiot): more heartbreaking school shootings. dear god, it’s just awful.
Taylor Hicks (@taylorhicks): Praying for the families and victims in Connecticut.
Jordan Pruitt (@JordansBlog): My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved in this tragedy… I’m in tears because of all of this violence today. #Connecticut
It’s sad that I don’t feel safe anymore… At the movies, to visit my brother at school. When are these shootings going to stop?
Miley Cyrus (@MileyCyrus): Why does this happen? Why do bad things happen to such good people… Especially young ones. Sending blessings to CT.
Drew Seeley (@Drew Seeley): So sick right now reading about #Newtown God bless those families. This can’t keep happening. We live in a civilized society?? Disgusting.
Jessica Origliasso of The Veronicas (@Jessicaveronica): Sickening news to wake up to. Heart & prayers are in Connecticut. America its time to make a CHANGE to your mental health system & gun laws
Alex Band (@alex_band): Sad to hear about yet another shooting… My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForNewton
Ellie Goulding (@elliegoulding): Man I can’t even comprehend the shooting in Connecticut, it’s just the saddest thing… So hard to understand
Joe Jonas (@joejonas): Please Pray for everyone in Newtown, Connecticut.
Avery (@AveryOfficial): Just heard about the shootings at the elementary school in Connecticut :( How could someone do this.. what a sick person. #PrayersForNewtown
Lindsay Lohan (@LindsayLohan): This is absolutely horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Newton, CT. So unbelievably sad.
Tristan Prettyman (@TristanPrettyman): Connecticut; I’m praying for you. For those kids, those teachers, all the families & community affected. We are all affected.
Kerli (@kerlimusic): All the families affected in the Connecticut shooting – we cry with you and pray for you:'( <3Adam Lambert (@adamlambert): Sending energy to the families who are suffering this horrible tragedy…
Demi Lovato (@ddlovato): My heart is absolutely broken after hearing about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school.. Wow.. So terrible.
Just in shock. WHAT is wrong with this world sometimes? Right before Christmas? My thoughts and prayers go out to Newton, CT.
Blake Lewis (@BlakeLewis): Today is a sad day. My heart goes out to all victims families in The Connecticut shooting. I can’t believe this has happened again.
Kelly Sweet (@KellySweet): This shooting in Conneticut is absolutely so terrible. Beautiful children, gone. Awful. No words. #Connecticut
Jessie & The Toy Boys (@JessieToyBoys): Can’t believe what’s happened in CT today… So, so unbelievably sad. My heart goes out to the children’s families, and anyone else hurt.
Jennifer Lopez (?@JLo): I’m raising money 4 Sandy victims. @KimKardashian Fans are helping 4 the chance to meet me. RT & support my efforts? http://bit.ly/TewQZP
Nick Lachey (@NickSLachey): Close to 30 killed in Connecticut school shooting This is unbelievable. breaks my heart. senseless!! #guncontrolnow