'Dark Knight Rises' Shooting: Industry Expresses Shock, Sorrow and Outrage
Reactions have ranged far and wide to the deadly shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
One of the film’s stars, Gary Oldman, said "My prayers and deepest sympathies go to the victims of this horrific act," while President Barack Obama said "the people we lost in Aurora loved and they were loved."
Hundreds of others have expressed their grief over Twitter. Here is a sampling of tweets from the entertainment industry, expressing sorrow, shock and outrage:
Priorities clarify when tragedy occurs. The joy of yesterday's Emmy news vanishes when faced with the fragility of life. Hug someone today.— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) July 20, 2012
sending love and light to @JordanGhawi and his family.our sincerest condolences for your loss....— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) July 20, 2012
My heart goes out to the friends and family of the victims of the Colorado theater shooting. They’re in our prayers. - ZS
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) July 20, 2012
So saddened to hear of the tragic theatre shooting last night in Aurora, Colorado. Sending my prayers to the victims and their families.
— Justin Timberlake(@jtimberlake) July 20, 2012
My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting in Colorado early this morning. I'm praying for you ALL!— KhloéKardashianOdom (@KhloeKardashian) July 20, 2012
Praying for the victims and families of those involved in the shooting in Colorado. My heart is broken. So awful. God Bless...— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) July 20, 2012
what the hell is happening?? my heart is completely shattered. all of my thoughts and prayers are with the people of aurora— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 20, 2012
My heart goes out to everyone who was affected by the shooting in Colorado early this morning. Such a tragedy. Sending prayers to all.— Lea Michele (@msleamichele) July 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the shooting last night in Colorado. This news is so sad.— Nick Jonas(@nickjonas) July 20, 2012
Going to see DARK KNIGHT TONIGHT.Humbly suggest staying in our seats for a minute of silence when end credits roll.#ForAurora— Damon Lindelof (@DamonLindelof) July 20, 2012
Please light a candle for those who died in Aurora, Co and hug your loved ones even tighter tonight.— Julie Chen(@JulieChen) July 20, 2012
The news from Aurora is just plain tragic. My heart goes out to the victims and their families. Such a senseless, evil act.— josh groban (@joshgroban) July 20, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the senseless tragedy in #Aurora, Colorado, and their families— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 20, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the horrific shooting in Colorado.My best, Bill— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) July 20, 2012
Still in shock about the Aurora, CO shooting! Truly heartbreaking. Our deepest sympathies go to the families of the deceased & injured.— Chris Daughtry (@CHRIS_Daughtry) July 20, 2012
So sorry about the shooting and violence in a Colorado movie screening. So sad. My heart goes out to the families of the death and injured.— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) July 21, 2012