Ellen DeGeneres, Tyler Oakley and Tom
Daley are among the LGBT celebrities weighing in on Monday's horrific
bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
The blast killed nearly two dozen
concert-goers, including an eight-year-old girl. ISIS has claimed
responsibility for the massacre. Authorities on Tuesday released the
name of the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi. Police believe he had help
building his bomb, which consisted of a home-made device packed with
nuts and bolts.
least 22 die in bombing at Ariana Grande concet in UK.)
Grande is a vocal supporter of LGBT
rights and is especially popular with teenage girls.
“Just woken up and seen the news,”
Sam Smith tweeted. “My heart and soul is broken for every single
victim, and their families and friends. So painfully sad x.”
Ellen DeGeneres called the events “so
sad and so scary.”
Out country singer Chely Wright said
that her prayers were with the victims of Monday's bombing.
“Sending light to everyone in
Manchester who was at the @ArianaGrande show,” messaged Adam
Lambert. “I am at a loss for any more words.”
British actor Russell Tovey added,
“What terrible times we are living in.”
“My heart goes out to all the
families,” wrote Olympic diver Tom Daley.
“My heart aches for the victims and
their families in England tonight,” tweeted Lance Bass. “I can't
fathom how anyone can hurt innocent children.”
YouTube personality Tyler Oakley
messaged, “music brings people together, & concerts should
always be safe spaces. Sending love to manchester. I'm so sorry.”