HOUSTON - In the day after a former student unleashed a hail of gunfire in a Florida high school killing at least 17 adults and children, the world responded with shock, sadness, anger, and growing desperation for change.
From reality television stars to talk show heavyweights and politicians, here are some of the reactions from the famous on social media.
What do you think about their reactions? Do you feel the same or disagree? Let us know in the comments.
No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country. My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 14, 2018
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 15, 2018
Heartbroken over the news of another school shooting. This is the 18th in 45 days of 2018. Students & teachers shouldn't have to fear for their safety. We must do more to prevent these senseless acts of gun violence. My heart is w/ the people in Parkland, FL. Enough is enough. — Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 15, 2018
Prayers without accordant action are silent lies told to oneself, heard by no God, amounting to nothing. Action is the language of truth, the prayers of the Saints. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 14, 2018
We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 14, 2018
Like thousands in South Florida, we sent the boys to school in Broward County this morning... there are no words to describe the despair, horror & anger. This does not have to be our collective reality. How many more? How many children must not make it home? — Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) February 14, 2018
Just heard the tragic news about Florida. My heart breaks for the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Keeping the victims and their families in my thoughts 💛 #PrayForParkland pic.twitter.com/pNZRuBVo2T — Britney Spears (@britneyspears) February 15, 2018
Three of the 10 worst mass shootings in American history have happened in your 1st year, Mr President @realDonaldTrump.
What are you going to do about it? — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 14, 2018
My heart is heavy over the school shooting in Florida. Keeping all affected in my thoughts & prayers. — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) February 14, 2018
Broward school shooting--There will be prayers from Blabbermouth Don, Pence the Grinch, and their rightwing cohorts. There will be no call for any sort of sane gun regs. — Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 14, 2018
Our hearts are shattered by the terrible news about Parkland… love you so so much Florida ❤️ — Fifth Harmony (@FifthHarmony) February 14, 2018
Their thoughts and prayers mean nothing.
We must replace them all. — Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) February 14, 2018
I hate guns. I hate people’s defense of guns. I hate the NRA. I hate watching kids filing out of another school, terrified. I hate that their friends are dead. I hate that it will happen again soon. And I hate that nothing will be done. What a fucking mess #Broward #guncontrol — Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) February 14, 2018
As we send our thoughts & prayers to the people of Parkland, Florida how about we, the people & govt of America, actually DO something abt gun violence. — RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 15, 2018
My heart deeply hurts for the children and their families in South Florida that are going through a living hell.
These senseless acts have to stop.
Enough! — Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) February 14, 2018
April 16, 2007, was the worst day of my life—when 32 people were shot and killed at Virginia Tech. Nearly 11 years later, there are far too many "worst days" in America. The people of Parkland, Florida, are facing one of them today. I am heartbroken and grieve with them. — Tim Kaine (@timkaine) February 14, 2018
Prayers to everyone in Parkland Florida 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 — Kevin Love (@kevinlove) February 14, 2018
Is ANYFUCKINGBODY IN OUR WHITE HOUSE OR CONGRESS PLANNING ON TAKING ACTION TO TIGHTEN GUN LAWS!!!! How many mass shootings must we endure before something is done to minimize this?!?!?? — marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) February 14, 2018
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