Shortly after the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, Mariah Carey went ahead with a pre-arranged interview many fans are calling inappropriate and tasteless. The diva was on Good Morning Britain when she was asked about the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Musical Festival that left more than 50 people dead, and more than 200 injured.
Mariah, who was sprawled on a chaise lounge in front of a Christmas tree, seemingly learned about the incident on live television, which explained her relaxed demeanor. "It's terrible because people are just going out to listen to music," she told Piers Morgan. "They're out for the night and something shocking like this happens, it's just wrong. I don't know what to say."
She continued, "It's just awful. Again, I pray for the victims and hope that all of this can stop as soon as possible. I've spent a lot of time in Vegas. This type of thing happening anywhere is a huge tragedy. So I continue to pray for the victims and hope we have an end to this as soon as possible."
Mariah, who was originally booked to talk about her upcoming UK Christmas shows, did her best under the circumstances, but that did not stop viewers from speaking out about the bizarre interview. "People dying….Mariah Carey feeling sorry for them whilst lying like a diva on a chaise lounge…," one fan wrote, while another added, "Mariah Carey sprawled across her sofa in front of a giant Christmas Tree answering questions about the Las Vegas shootings, am I awake??"
— Steve King (@SJK2807) October 2, 2017
People dying….Mariah Carey feeling sorry for them whilst lying like a diva on a chaise lounge… #GMB
— Rebecca Dundon 👄🍸 (@Rebeccadundon1) October 2, 2017
@GMB bit unfair to put Mariah Carey on the spot there
— Catching_Hope (@Footballerswise) October 2, 2017
The show was also the target of angry viewers, who believed they should have canceled the pre-arranged interview with Mariah in light of the tragedy. "Mixing a pre-arranged interview w Mariah Carey (& Xmas tree?!) with awful news from Las Vegas. Surreal, unfair to her, poor journalism," another angrily added.
Shortly after, Mariah released another statement on Twitter, writing, "Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety." The suspect behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was fatally shot by police at the Mandalay Bay Hotel. For those looking to locate missing loved ones, call 1-866-535-5654.