'The LGBTQA community, they're like my soulmates since I was really young, so I'm really moved by it,' she told the crowd
Adele paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando, Florida mass shooting during a concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday night, dedicating the performance to those who were killed in gay nightclub Pulse.
“I would like to start tonight by dedicating this entire show to everybody in Orlando at Pulse nightclub,” Adele told the crowd. “The LGBTQA community, they’re like my soulmates since I was really young, so I’m really moved by it,” she said before letting out a few tears. She then joked, “I don’t know why I’m crying already because most of tonight is pretty miserable because my songs are f—ing miserable.”
Adele is just one of the many celebrities who paid tribute to the 49 victims of the attack in Orlando, which President Barack Obama called “the most deadly shooting in American history.” James Corden opened the Tony Awards with a message, honoring those who were killed. “Hate will never win,” he said. Lin-Manuel Miranda also made an emotional speech while accepting the Tony for best original score. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love,” he said through tears.