Ariana Grande shared her reaction to the second mass killing at a concert on Twitter
A man was said to open fire on thousands of people at a Las Vegas concert
The white man identified as Stephen Paddock opened fire on thousands of concert-goers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival while country singer, Jason Aldean was playing. As at last night, 58 people had died and some 515 were reported as injured.
The shooting stirred major conversation on domestic terrorism and gun control, but as usual, neither the President of the United States, Donald Trump, nor the media have agreed to call the crime what it is.
For Trump, he branded the killings “an act of pure evil”, while the media have painted the shooter, a white man, as a “lone wolf”, with some even listing some of Paddock’s cute hobbies.
Of course, the politics of representation is stirring major debate on white privilege, and many upset people have described America as the face of the Racism.
And it is for this reason that many artists are speaking up, including singer Ariana Grande, whose Manchester Concert was disrupted by a bomb explosion on May 22, killing 22 people and injuring many others.
“My heart is breaking for Las Vegas. We need love, unity, peace, gun control & for people to look at this & call this what it is = terrorism,” said the pop star on her Twitter, and the post has garnered hundreds of thousands of reactions from people all over the world