Music Industry Reacts to Newtown, CT Massacre

Posted December 20, 2012 by J Matthew Cobb in HiDef

Immediate reaction from the music industry concerning the Newtown, CT tragedy of December 14 showcases shock, prayer, need for gun control

Almost immediately, the music industry took to Twitter to let out their heartfelt sentiments towards the victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 20-year old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six staff members. After killing his own mother, he took his own life.

The tragedy – which started at 9:45 a.m. on December 14 – ended up becoming the second-largest mass shooting in United States’ history, after the 2007 Virgina Tech massacre.

A large majority of the music industry – still drenched in awe and major disappointment – expressed their political opinion about gun control in our country, even whipping snipes at the National Rifle Association with hopes that Congress will enact tougher laws on gun purchases.

HiFi Magazine followed many of their comments on Twitter, and assembled a cheat sheet of their first responses towards the Sandy Hook massacre. R&B singers Maxwell and John Legend, Latin superstar Ricky Martin and music producer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson all advocate the need to revamp the laws on gun control. Justin Bieber and Sara Bareilles summoned the nation to prayer, while rapper Lil Wayne called the entire episode “senseless” and country singer Blake Shelton calling December 14 a “disgusting day.”

Check out all the collected tweets below:









































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J Matthew Cobb

Managing editor of HiFi Magazine


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