Magazine article Screen International

Hollywood Reacts to Las Vegas Shootings

Magazine article Screen International

Hollywood Reacts to Las Vegas Shootings

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Comments on social media range from grief to outright anger.

The entertainment community has responded with grief and anger to the deadly attack on Las Vegas festival-goers that left at least 59 dead and more than 500 injured.

Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger said one member of the company had been killed and another injured in the atrocity that unfolded on Sunday night and the small hours of Monday morning.

”Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Las Vegas - the victims of violence, the witnesses, and the friends and families mourning loved ones,” Iger said.

”We are especially heartbroken over the loss of one of our own to this unconscionable and senseless act. Carrie Barnette had been a member of the Disney California Adventure culinary team for ten years and was beloved by her friends and colleagues. Our thoughts are with her family, along with our support, during this incredibly difficult time. Another valued Disney cast member, Jessica Milam, was also seriously injured and we are praying for her recovery.”

Stephen Paddock unleashed a shower of bullets from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay casino into a densely packed outdoor country music festival, before reportedly turning the gun on himself.

Mark Ruffalo tweeted, ”This day sucks. It sucks to see this happen again and again. It sucks that these dear souls lost their lives to a machine that loves violence. …

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