"We stand together with Orlando," McCartney said on stage in Berlin last night (June 14)
Paul McCartney has shown his solidarity with the LGBT community following this weekend’s terrorist attack at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.
During his gig in Berlin last night (June 14), the Beatles legend came on stage draped in a rainbow flag and told the crowd: “We stand together with Orlando.”
Omar Mateen killed 50 people and wounded 53 more when he opened fire at Orlando gay nightclub Pulse in the early hours of Sunday morning. He was shot dead by police.
In the wake of the attack, Adele has also shown her solidarity with the LGBT community, telling the audience at her gig in Antwerp, Belgium: “I’d like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando and at Pulse nightclub last night. The LGBTQI [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Intersex] community – they’re like my soulmates, since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it.”
Tributes from Adele and Paul McCartney have added to the outpouring of support from the music world following the atrocity early on Sunday morning. Elton John wrote on Twitter: “Our hearts go out to all the families and loved ones of those lost in Orlando”, while Florence Welch said that she is “sending love and light” to those affected. Pharrell Williams tweeted: “I will never understand why people hate. No words can express how sad my heart feels about the tragedy in Orlando.”