Country music star Jason Aldean is urging Americans to abandon their divisions and “come together” after the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
“Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see,” he wrote Monday on Instagram. “The world is becoming the kind of place I am afraid to raise my children in.”
"At the end of day we aren’t Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women,” Aldean continued.
“We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! Time to come together and stop the hate!”
Over the last 24 hrs I have gone through lots of emotions. Scared, Anger, Heartache, Compassion and many others. I truely dont understand why a person would want to take the life of another. Something has changed in this country and in this world lately that is scary to see. This world is becoming the kind of place i am afraid to raise my children in. At the end of the day we arent Democrats or Republicans, Whites or Blacks, Men or Women. We are all humans and we are all Americans and its time to start acting like it and stand together as ONE! That is the only way we will ever get this Country to be better than it has ever been, but we have a long way to go and we have to start now. My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words i can say to to take that pain away. Just know u all are in my heart and my prayers as we all go through this together. Time to come together and stop the hate! #stopthehate #prayforlasvegas
Some Twitter users on Tuesday voiced sympathy for Aldean, who was performing last Sunday when a gunman fired upon an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.
My heart breaks for everyone involved. Jason Aldean needs our prayers too.— Diane Gearlds (@DianeMFGearlds) October 3, 2017
Aldean additionally expressed sadness for people hurt by last weekend’s shooting, the deadliest of its kind in modern U.S. history.
“My heart aches for the Victims and their families of this Senseless act. I am so sorry for the hurt and pain everyone is feeling right now and there are no words I can say to take that pain away.”
Gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on concert-goers last Sunday, killing at least 57 people and wounding nearly 530 more from the 32nd floor of a nearby hotel.
Police who ultimately stormed Paddock’s room in the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino found that 64-year-old dead inside with 23 firearms.
Authorities and family members have since struggled to explain what motivated the one-time accountant with no criminal record to commit such a massacre.
President Trump on Monday condemned the bloodshed as an “act of pure evil” before announcing he would visit Las Vegas Wednesday.
“Our unity cannot be shattered by evil, our bonds cannot be broken by violence and though we feel such great anger at the senseless murder of our fellow citizens, it is our love that defines us today and always will forever,” he said at the White House.