Fans Upset After Host Blindsides Mariah Carey With Las Vegas Shooting News On Live TV
Most of us woke up this morning to learn about the tragic Las Vegas shooting by 64 year old Stephen Paddock. It left 58 people dead and 515 injured in the largest single mass shooting in U.S. history. The horrific incident unfolded as country singer, Jason Aldean, was headlining the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on late Sunday night. However, many people began learning about it throughout the morning hours of Monday.
Just about an hour after the shooting happened, Mariah Carey, like many, had yet heard about it. So GMB host, Piers Morgan, decided to tell her while they were on live TV. Mariah was there promoting her upcoming UK Christmas concert when Piers hit her with the shocking news. He asked for her thoughts on the tragedy, but because Mariah didn’t know about the shooting, she tried her best to respond. She was clearly stunned by the tragic news and was almost at a loss of words.
Watch Mariah’s Shocked Reaction
Via TooFab: “I mean, it’s just what everybody’s gut reaction would be, which is this his horrible and I pray for the victims. Have they caught the shooter yet?” [Mariah said to Piers, who then proceeded to give her a few details about the shooting]. … “Wow, that’s awful. Again, I pray for the victims and I hope all this can stop as soon as possible,” a shocked Mariah said. “This type of thing happening anywhere is a huge tragedy, so I continue to pray for the victims and hope we have an end to this as soon as possible. … “I really don’t know what to say,” she added before Morgan wrapped up the interview. … A representative for Carey has not yet returned TooFab’s request for comment.
Fans Come To Mariah’s Defense
Soon after watching Piers press Mariah for an on-air reaction, fans took to social media to slam him and accused Morgan of trying to use Mariah and the Vegas tragedy for a distasteful TV moment:
@piersmorgan you're so unprofessional to interview a pop star over what's going on @ Vegas. Caught her off guard. Vile human being.
— Jake⚓Allen (@RecklessMessxo) October 2, 2017
Piers Morgan Responds To The Heat
Piers eventually took to Twitter to explain his intentions, revealing that he’d asked Mariah’s team if it was okay to ask her about the tragedy. But in the interview, he stated to Mariah, “I know you weren’t aware of this before, being that you’ve just come on air. But what is your immediate reaction…?”
If what Morgan is saying is true, then there was a clear lack of communication somewhere, because Mariah said she was not aware prior to.
The Investigation Into Vegas Shooter
At this point, authorities are still investigating the motives of the now deceased Stephen Paddock’s mass murder attack. He had no criminal history, was a White senior citizen Nevada resident and is being described, by law enforcement, as not fitting the typical profile of a mass murderer.
Our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the victims who were killed and we send healing energy and well wishes to the hundreds who were wounded.
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