'For us, it hits especially hard because it took place at a concert'
MTV began Monday’s premiere episode of the TRL revival with a somber and poignant PSA on gun violence in the wake of the largest mass shooting in American history at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last night.
“For us, it hits especially hard because it took place at a concert packed with people of all ages coming together to share a common bond – the love of music,” said host DC Young Fly to the camera who was standing on the TRL stage with his co-host Tamara Dhia. “We’re going to keep going, and lift each other up.”
The hosts urged viewers to visit everytown.org/act for more information on how to help prevent gun violence and promote gun safety. Also during the broadcast, a message in white text on a red background told viewers to “TAKE ACTION” and noted that “We all have the power to prevent gun violence.”
Ed Sheeran and DJ Khaled were Monday’s guests on the premiere episode of the reboot, with Khaled proclaiming, “We have to spread more love.”
Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas left at least 59 concertgoers dead and over 500 wounded outside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino after Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire during country star Jason Aldean’s set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival. Aldean later described the scene as “beyond horrific.”
You can watch the entire PSA above.