Ryan Murphy Recruits 49 Celebrities For Orlando Tribute
Ryan Murphy produced a video tribute for the 49 victims of the shooting in Orlando earlier this month with the help of 49 celebrities.
Ryan Murphy Orlando Tribute
Murphy put together a touching tribute for the 49 men and women who were killed during a shooting during Latin Night at the LGBT nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Fla., as well as for those who were injured and affected by the senseless act.
“For too long, a toxic combination of anti-LGBTQ hate and easy access to guns has put LGBTQ people at disproportionate risk of violence and murder. On June 12, forty-nine innocent people — most of them Latin — were killed at Pulse nightclub in Orlando simply because of who they were,” reads a caption for the video on YouTube. “It’s on all of us to keep their memories alive, and to ensure part of their legacy becomes meaningful action to end hate violence. Join the Human Rights Campaign and urge your legislator to support legislation that will ensure LGBTQ people are safe and equal in every community and find out how to support the survivors and families of the Orlando victims.”
For the video, Murphy recruited a number of celebrities to share personal anecdotes of the 49 people who were killed. Among those who participated were, Lady Gaga, Chris Pine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Connie Britton, Matt Bomer, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett, Lea Michele, Colton Haynes, Sophia Bush, Jane Fonda, Harry Shum Jr., Denis O’Hare, Rob Reiner, Melissa Benoist, Caitlyn Jenner, Édgar Ramírez, Max Greenfield, Chaz Bono, Cheyenne Jackson, Emma Roberts, Kerry Washington, George Lopez, Evan Rachel Wood, Sofia Vergara, Diego Boneta, Nina Jacobson, Demi Lovato, Tyler Oakley, Yeardley Smith, Kid Cudi, Kaitlin Olson, Kevin McHale, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lee Daniels, Chace Crawford, Evan Peters, Gerard Butler, Katey Sagal, John Stamos, Laverne Cox, Jordana Brewster, Wes Bentley, Finn Wittrock, Darren Criss, Kathy Bates, Anna Paquin, Guillermo Díaz and Joe Mantello.
Murphy and the Human Rights Campaign had teamed up for the video, which is part of the HRC’s Stop The Hate campaign.