Ben Stiller and Bette Midler were among the many Hollywood celebrities joining the nation in mourning the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting that left 8 people killed and 12 others injured on Saturday.
Amy Schumer tweeted her “heart is broken” in response to the attack.
My heart is broken for the victims and loved ones of everyone affected by the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh https://t.co/IuMRo5S674
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) October 27, 2018
Midler tweeted her “deepest and sincere sympathies” to the victims. She then appeared to call out President Trump, adding “if only we had LEADERSHIP that would actually take steps to stop it.”
To the families of those who died in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, my deepest and sincere sympathies. This horror is escalating day by day. If only we had LEADERSHIP that would actually take steps to stop it.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 27, 2018
Ben Stiller, in response to a clip of President Trump suggesting the shooting could’ve been thwarted if there was “protection inside,” tweeted “this is not the fault of the synagogue” and added a hashtag for gun control.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) October 27, 2018
Here are just a few of the others speaking out:
This #PittsburghSynagogue shooting occurred while they were celebrating the Briss of a newborn baby. I can’t imagine the heartbreak the families of those lost & injured are going through now. #SensibleGunControl
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) October 27, 2018
We filmed both Dogma and Zack & Miri in #Pittsburgh so I know the #SquirrelHill area well. My heart goes out to all the people who were shot or killed simply for practicing their faith, as well as the Police who were injured while trying to protect them. https://t.co/dNbF8m1mze
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) October 27, 2018
Please join me in sending healing energy to all affected in the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting
— rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) October 27, 2018
My heart is broken for Pittsburgh and for the grieving Jewish community there. Words matter. Hate speech, dog whistling at our highest levels…it results in real consequences. This is a great tragedy. *another* great tragedy.
— josh groban (@joshgroban) October 27, 2018
Today, I send out love to each and every one of you reading this. Every single one of you. We are one world. We all need love. We all want comfort. Let’s give it to each other.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 27, 2018
#TreeOfLifeSynagogue MAY THE TREE OF LIFE , in your community, grow stronger and taller and in peace .. We Winklers , like the rest of the country , are heartbroken for ALL of you
— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) October 27, 2018
Pittsburgh shooter is reported to have used an AR-15, the preferred weapon of choice for most mass shooters in America (Sandy Hook, Vegas etc) because they kill lots of people very fast.
This is what they look like..
I ask again: why the f*ck are these legal for civilians? pic.twitter.com/5ycMv464ly
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 27, 2018
Trump said that what happened at the synagogue would have been prevented by an armed guard on site. And yet the gunman shot three armed police officers.
Let’s stop with the good-guy-with-a-gun fantasy. Let’s start with getting AR-15s off the market.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 27, 2018
Wow! @realDonaldTrump just blamed the victims for not having guns inside the temple. He’s gotta go!
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) October 27, 2018
Hold your loved ones close. ???? https://t.co/Z5kweJjVXt
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 27, 2018
I’m a father, an American, a Jew, I’m in the great state of Pennsylvania today. There has always only been one side. ????❤️????
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) October 27, 2018
Another shooting in Pittsburgh. I live in Vegas, worst mass shooting in American history. It'll happen again before Xmas. Congress sucks. I never wanna hear "we gotta do something" again…DO SOMETHING, BITCHES.
— George Wallace (@MrGeorgeWallace) October 27, 2018
Law enforcement identified 46-year-old Robert Bowers as the shooting suspect. Bowers targeted the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh before surrendering to police. He’s routinely posted anti-Semitic messages on Gab, a social media site often used by white supremacists.
More to come…