Entertainment industry reacts to Sandy Hook school massacre

celebrities-reaction-connecticut-shootingsAs we learn more about this tragedy, leading film and entertainment figures have been weighing in on the events.

After the sad news broke this afternoon, we've just learned that the 24-year old shooter also killed his own mother in the attack. It's a national tragedy, and will likely put a fire in the gun control debate once again.

Celebrities react to shootings

Michael Moore, who produced and directed the highly controversial 'Bowling for Columbine' said : "The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy."

Piers Morgan: "I can't bear this. It's just beyond comprehension that anyone would do this in an elementary school. Those poor children."

Anderson Cooper: "All our words seem so small, so meaningless in the face of such horror."

Leonard Nimoy: "Today it's Connecticut. Lots of people will not LLAP !!"

Snoop Dogg: "Sending love 2 the families in Connecticut for their tragic loss. 2day I bow my head in sadness"

Keri Hilson: "It's time to re-evaluate those gun laws you spoke about,‪@BarackObama‬. Prayers for surviving children & families in Newtown, Connecticut."

Randy Jackson: "Thoughts and prayers go out to those in Connecticut"

Jay Sean: "just heard about the tragic incident in Connecticut. it makes me ill to think there are such sick minded people that we have to live amongst"

Rihanna: "God have mercy!!!! No one deserves this! Praying for the families of the victims of the Connecticut shooting!! What a Christmas it will be"

Britney Spears: "My heart is with the children and families of Connecticut today…‪#PrayForNewton‬"

Shawn Johnson: "May all our thoughts and prayers be with the families and victims of the Connecticut shooting."

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