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The recent tragedy at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School sparked much sympathy from Hollywood celebrities.

In the wake of tragic shooting that killed at least 27 people including 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, many celebrities posted on Twitter to express their grief over the lives lost and to send prayers and condolences to victims and their families.

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

Justin Bieber: heard about what happened in CT, my prayers go out to all those suffering in this tragedy. it’s just wrong. Everyone please pray for them.

Miley Cyrus: Why does this happen? Why do bad things happen to such good people. Especially young ones. Sending blessings to CT.

Katie Couric: Shocked & saddened to hear this morning’s news… My heart goes out to the families of #SandyHook Elementary children, faculty, staff

Kim Kardashian: In total shock over the school shooting in Ct! 18 children shot dead & 9 adults by a father of one of the kids! What has this world come to?

Khloe Kardashian: I am sick to my stomach. 18 children and 9 adults lives were stolen today. I’m so sorry for the sadness and pain this has caused. PRAY

Kourtney Kardashian: If this tragedy doesn’t change something in this country regarding guns…I just want to scream and cry. Deeply saddened. Praying

Lindsay Lohan: This is absolutely horrifying. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Newton, CT. So unbelievably sad.

Blake Shelton: The killing of defenseless people and innocent children. I’m sad and sickened. This is why we all should be prepared to defend and guard.

Demi Lovato: Just in shock. WHAT is wrong with this world sometimes? Right before Christmas? My thoughts and prayers go out to Newton, CT.

Ian Somerhalder: We are sad.Our hearts, thoughts & help are w/you. Im so sorry to all affected by this. So sorry. May all the love in the world hug you in this time

Christina Applegate: There are just no words. Only sorrow. We are all shedding tears today for those families.

Hilary Duff: Oh my. I am shocked.Heartbroken.Devastating news about this elementary school

Mandy Moore: Absolutely devastating news this morning. There are no words. Thoughts, prayers and love to all in Newtown.

Bethenny Frankel: MONSTER. Those poor helpless children & babies. I don’t remember hearing something so evil

Mia Farrow: Gun control is no longer debatable- it’s not a ‘conversation’- It’s a moral mandate.

Piers Morgan: Don’t just mourn these poor dead children America – get angry and do something to stop these senseless shootings happening.

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

Sophia Bush: My heart aches for Connecticut ….

Maria Menounos: Heartbreaking.As many as 20 children shot by gunman this morning at a CT elementary school.Multiple fatalities reported. Connecticut, pray

Michael Moore: Only minutes away from pundits & politicians say, “This isn’t the time to talk about gun control.” Really? When is that moment?

Steve Carell: Pray for Sandy Hook, Newtown CT.

Courteney Cox: Praying for Sandy Hook

Kevin Spacey: Just heard about the shooting in Connecticut. My thoughts go out to all who are dealing with this sad news.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar: Sending positive thoughts to the families at the school in Newtown, Connecticut.

Sherri Shepherd: My heart is broken for the parents, family & faculty of #SandyHook Elementary School… can’t stop praying & crying. Such a senseless act

Alyssa Milano: What the f*ck is wrong with people?

LuAnn de Lesseps: Shocking news about the shootings in Ct. Just heartbreaking. Prayers are being sent. We have got to address gun control.

Marlee Matlin: PRAYERS to families at Conn school. I’m absolutely sick to my stomach that this violence took place where children are supposed to feel safe

Damon Lindelof: Guns don’t kill people. Clouds and balloons kill people. Oh. Wait. Nope… it’s f**king guns.

Kristin Chenoweth: Well I’m hearing about this shooting in CT. Praying. Sending prayers.

DJ Pauly D: My Prayers Go Out To Everyone Affected By This Horrible Shooting In Connecticut

Patton Oswalt: Dear media: Any way you could, JUST ONCE, not publicize the shooter’s face & name, so as not to inspire more of these insects?

Rashida Jones: Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. I’m so saddened. WE NEED LAWS NOW.

Joy Behar: My thoughts and prayers are with the families of Sandy Hook Elementary.

Brandi Glanville: I cannot believe this school shooting, what is wrong with people!!!! My heart is breaking for the kids and families.

Chris Harrison: Absolutely gutted by this shooting in #SandyHook prayers go out to the families & especially those children

Josh Duhamel: My heart hurts for the victims & their families of the CT school shooting. This needs to stop. Schools must be safe again.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck: Please prayfornewtown. Praying with you. whyGodwhy

Joe Jonas: Please pray for everyone in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jesse Tyler Ferguson: I’m sick to my stomach about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. All my thoughts are with the community of Newtown, CT.

Larry King: This is a double horror story-the horror of the senseless deaths & that this continues 2happen in this country

Lucy Hale: Absolutely devastated by the Newton shooting. Praying so hard for the families & all involved. I’m at a loss and will never understand.

Ashley Benson: Love and prayers go out to all those affected in the shooting today. It’s absolutely devastating. #PrayForNewton

Brooklyn Decker: Any news outlet with any ounce integrity will NOT interview the children right now… What in the world are these people thinking…?!

Kevin McHale: No words, this is a horrific tragedy. Thoughts are with all the children, parents & teachers.

Caroline Manzo: school shooting in Connecticut is heartbreaking – poor little babies – may God be with them all

Vivica A. Fox: OMG!! My prayers go out to all of the families affected by the school shooting in Connecticut!!My heart aches!! WHY?? GuncontrolASAP

Chad Johnson: Just seeing my news feed on the Connecticut shooting, what is going on, prayers to the families and students involved.

Adrienne Maloof: Terrible terrible news about the shooting in Connecticut. Sending thoughts and prayers to everyone involved….

Jo Jo: I will NEVER understand such horrific violence. God help us all. Please pray for victims, loved ones, & all those affected by CT shooting.

Vinny Guadagnino: Praying for the Victims in the Connecticut school shooting. This is happening too much.

Jenna Ushkowitz: My heart goes out to all the Families and children affected by the CT shooting. When will the violence end?

Ray J: Thoughts and love go out to those in Connecticut at the school shooting. Life is never guaranteed, make it count

Holly Robinson Peete: I’m following SandyHookElementary shooting reports like it’s MY child’s school parentsworstnightmare

Joan Rivers: Hearing the news of the sad tragedy in CT. I’m horrified and heartbroken – my thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Jordin Sparks: Those precious children…I will never understand the evil in this world. On my knees praying for those families. I am in tears.

Rita Ora: Wow this is horrific everybody in Connecticut the children my love and the bots love goes out to you isthereanyhopeleft

Kate Walsh: Horrible. My thoughts and prayers go out to the children in newton and their families.

Miranda Lambert: I’m praying for those babies and all the victims of the Connecticut shooting. May God bring peace to the families.

Audra McDonald: No words. prayfornewton

Giuliana Rancic: This tragedy is beyond heartbreaking. Imagine how excited these little kids were for the holidays. Why? Why? Why? Tragic and senseless.

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

Craig Ferguson: Terrible news story today. Please forgive edit in tonight’s pretaped show because it’s not such a great day for America.

Katherine McPhee: I’m so saddened over the shootings in CT. In light of such an evil act, PrayForNewton.

John Stamos: soulless coward pulls trigger, children die, officials express regret and then what -we wait for the next shooting? how do we stop this?

Ethan Suplee: The rights of those who own and use guns within legal parameters are not worth the lives wasted by those who do not.

Ashley Greene: Some things are just bigger than me and impossible for me to understand. My thoughts and prayers are with the families in Connecticut.

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

Jenny McCarthy: Can’t stop crying. My heart goes out to these families.

Sarah Silverman: Band-Aids-on-Band-Aids @NRA people want MORE access to guns to combat all the people w access to guns.

Eva Longoria: My heart sinks as I hear the news of the Sandy Elementary shooting in CT…God Bless everyone and their families!!!

Michelle Branch: Gun control people!!! My heart is breaking. As a parent this is my worst nightmare.

Adam Shankman: This year: CO movie theater, OR mall, and now CT school. How many innocents must die before we enforce more gun control! Prayer for #newton

Malin Akerman: My heart goes out to all the victims and families of #SandyHook elementary school. Unbelievably sad.

Andy Cohen: This is too sad for words.

Martha Plimpton: Call your representatives and ask them to make GunControl a priority TODAY

Kirstie Alley: No comprehension of such insanity, violence and evil…

Dax Shepard: I love guns. I have several, but I would gladly get rid of them if it would help prevent anything like this from happening again.

Lea Michele: There are no words to express the sadness of this unthinkable tragedy. Sending my prayers to the families in Newton CT.

Brooke Burke: Unfathomable news in Connecticut. I have no words. Holiday spirit just got sucked out of me. I’m sick…

Paula Abdul: I can’t begin to imagine the horror everyone at SandyHook Elementary in #Newtown endured today. It’s heart-crushing & unthinkable.

Jack Osbourne: My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families in Newtown, CT. It’s heart breaking.

Mike Tyson: My thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims at Sandy Hook elementary school.

Dianna Agron: Just hearing news of the Sandy Hook shooting. This is tragic & needs to stop. My heart goes out to all of those involved. gun control

Nicky Hilton: My heart hurts..Sending love and prayers to the families and victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Nina Dobrev: I have no words. I cannot understand how or why people have it in their being to do such terrible things…

Olivia Munn: So devastating… My thoughts and prayers are with all those with family and loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Kelly Ripa: There are no words…..just prayer.

Chloe Moretz: My heart and my prayers go out to all the children and there families affected by the tragedy that occurred in Connecticut today. God Bless.

Victoria Justice: Today is a very sad day… words cannot express the sadness I feel for Newton, Conn. and for all the families that have been affected.

Kelly Osbourne: sending out so much love to the families and victims of the school shooting! It’s so devastating!! #PrayForNewtown

LL Cool J: My condolences to the families of the victims in Newtown Conn. May GOD bless you and the world support you during this time of sorrow.

Ben Stiller: Shocked and saddened by what happened today in Connecticut. We have to stop the access to guns in our country.

Fergie: Heartbroken by 2day’s terrible tragedy in Newtown CT. My love & prayers go out 2 the community, their families & our nation. #PrayForNewtown

Lenny Kravitz: I appreciate our American rights but this is, again, why guns should go… Doesn’t ONE child’s life outweigh that right? Wouldn’t you give it up to bring them back? Let love rule. Lenny

Olivia Wilde: It is possible to grieve and take action on the same day. Remove the selfishness from anger and you’re left with determination. I am so sad right now…I can’t believe the evil in people…how can someone kill[?] Let alone teachers & children.. LETusALLpray

Jonah Hill: There are no words. All of my love and sympathy to these people’s loved ones and families.

Ashley Tisdale: No words…. PRAYforCT

Eli Roth: My heart goes out to all the victims of the senseless tragedy in Newtown. It’s beyond comprehension.

Kevin Williamson: We need gun control. Stop defending your right to bear arms. You’re stupid.

John Leguizamo: It’s gonna be hard to be funny today with a heavy heart over school shootings. No more guns! Enough tragedy!

Rob Lowe: Prayers to all the fallen, the families and their innocent promise unfulfilled. May God help this culture.

Goldie Hawn: A country that does nothing about gun control while witnessing the mass killings of innocent precious life, MUST wake up! Shattered.

Kris Jenner: Bruce and I send our prayers love out to the families and victims of such a senseless tragedy in CT today. thinking about their community.

Eliza Dushku: All these #shootings.. Just hearing about Conn.. heartbroken. Godlbess

Talib Kweli: protectchildrennotguns

Bruno Mars: Sickened by this horrible news in Connecticut. My prayers are with those families.

JWoww: I pray for the families of students at Sandy hook elementary… I’m lost for words

Peter Facinelli: Sending Love and prayers to the families, children, and parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School. Heartbroken

Zooey Deschanel: I am filled with sadness in the wake of the sandy hook school tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with all in Newtown, Connecticut.

Kat Dennings: Love and heart prayers to everyone affected in the CT shooting…it’s been a very sad day. Hard to believe something like this could happen.

Jamie Kennedy: Each time it gets worse. We must punish these people so thoroughly that they are examples. My heart goes out to victims. eyeforaneye

Pink: I am absolutely devastated. My prayers and my heart go out to those parents and families affected by this tragedy. I know words aren’t enough

Rose McGowan: Just heartbroken for those lost souls and their families in CT. Enough already.

Paris Hilton: The children and families of Connecticut are in my heart today. Praying for all those affected by this terrible tragedy. PrayForNewtown

Adam Lambert: Sending energy to the families who are suffering this horrible tragedy…

Nick Jonas: My heart is heavy today hearing the news about Newton, CT. Praying for all the family and loved ones affected by this.

Dane Cook: Spirits, lives & our system – all broken. Today must be remembered not by these atrocities but by how we demanded change.

Alicia Keys: My heart is so heavy right now as I think of these innocent children, teachers, their families and community…..

Justin Timberlake: So saddened by this horrific tragedy in CT. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all of those affected by it. Hug a loved one.

Steve Martin: Hadn’t seen today’s horrible news. Another incomprehensible tragedy. Woe.

Rob Delaney: If your response to calls for gun control is “Should we get rid of cars too?” the answer is, for you, yes. You should not have a gun or car.

Samantha Ronson: to all you saying that people kill people, not guns….. take the gun away and see how deadly they are with that hand.

Pete Wentz: praying for the families of sandy hook elementary.

James Van Der Beek: My heart breaks for my home state…

Jamie Kennedy: We are the most civilized country on the planet but yet the most violent. gunlaws. Sad day to be a human

Scooter Braun: #PRAYforCT

Audrina Patridge: My prayers and heart go out to all families and people affected by this sick shooting:/ …. CTshooting

Zoe Saldana: No words can express the sadness of what happened of today in Connecticut. My heart and prayers to go out to families who lost loved ones-ZS

Sarah Hyland: Still feel like I’m either going to scream or cry at the drop of a hat. #PrayForNewtown

John Legend: I know everybody’s sending prayers out now but when will we get beyond prayers and get to real, effective action?

Simon Cowell: Terrible terrible news today from Newtown. My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families. The murderer will rot in hell.

Dwyane Johnson: I send all my love & prayers to the families in CT. Tonight we mourn not just as a nation but as one family for the innocent lives lost.

Christopher Gorham: No time like today. Grieve AND talk. Today, tomorrow, the next day. AND, let’s only call the murderer by his earned name, Some A**hole.

Evan Rachel Wood: What is it going to take? guncontrol

William Shatner: It’s outrageous that someone could obtain weapons and do what happened today. It’s an unthinkable tragedy.

Howie Mandel: The tragedy today speaks volumes about our society’s negligence toward identifying and acting on mental health issues.

Hugh Hefner: We’re really devastated by the elementary school massacre. What is the world coming to?

Chris Evans: there are so many things about this day that are beyond my comprehension. my heart hurts.

Alec Baldwin: I never block more people than when the gun nuts run for cover during another disaster such as this…

Channing Tatum: PrayForNewtown

Bob Saget: My heart goes out.

Watch the latest videos on the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. We at iPodder send our love, sympathies, and condolences to all the victims and their families.

The Heroes of Sandy Hook

Funerals for the Victims Begin Today

Schoolchildren Return to School After Shooting