Elena Sheppard
June 13, 2016 11:46 am
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All around the world, people are feeling waves of shock and grief and anger, as we begin to process what happened early Sunday morning at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Adele lent her voice to those expressing remembrance, by dedicating her Sunday night Antwerp concert to those affected by the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

“I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando and at Pulse nightclub last night,” she said. “The LGBTQ community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m very moved by it.”

That’s when she broke down.

Gathering herself she attempted to bring a little levity to the moment: “I don’t know why I’m crying already, because most of this tonight is pretty miserable because my songs are fucking miserable,” she said. “I do have two songs that sound happy, but they’re not.”

The reality is, as terrible as all of this is to think about, we appreciate the discussion. The death of these people was completely senseless, but their lives must be remembered and honored. Our voices have the power to do so much good, and it’s vital that we use them for such. Adele knows that all too well.

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