It has now been four days since the shooting at the Orlando nightclub, Pulse. Hosts of tributes have been made to the victims and the LGBT community, and hosts of hosts have also added their prayers and sympathies on late night television.
The first tribute I saw was delivered by James Corden on Sunday evening at the 2016 Tony Awards. Mr. Corden opened the show with a brief monologue and offered deepest sympathies to those affected by the tragedy. He then affirmed that “hate will never win…together we have to make sure of that.”
His video is directly below, which no doubt inspired several other late night personalities to offer their own unique tributes to the victims of the shooting. We cannot continue to allow violence to occur.
Orlando, as always: we stand with you.
James Corden: “You are not on your own right now: your tragedy is our tragedy.”
Stephen Colbert: “It’s almost tempting to be paralyzed by such a monstrously hateful act…despair is a victory for hate…love does NOT despair.”
John Oliver: “That terrorist dipshit is vastly outnumbered.”
Jimmy Fallon: “We need to support each other’s differences and worry less about our own opinions…keep loving each other, keep respecting each other, and keep on dancing.”