ABC/Ida Mae AstuteSince the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando that left 50 people dead, including the shooter, and at least 53 more injured, many prominent gay celebrities have expressed their sadness and shock, as well as their unity with the victims and their families. Now, one of those gay celebrities, Adam Lambert, has made an additional plea, urging people to stop making the tragedy a political issue.
On Twitter, Adam wrote, “The horrible tragedy in Orlando is BOTH a terrorism and gun control issue. It is also a horrendous hate crime. It sickens me to see commentary in my own feed of people arguing over how to classify or politicize it.”
He adds, “This is not a democratic or republican issue. This is not just an LBGTQ issue. This is a HUMAN issue. 50 lives were lost. Let’s make sure we pay our proper respects first and foremost. Please do what you can to help the families of the victims. We need to mourn and process.”
Adam also tweeted a link to a GoFundMe page for the victims’ families, which as of 2:00 p.m. ET had raised nearly $1.8 million.
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