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Taylor Swift pays tribute to Orlando shooting victims

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Taylor Swift pays tribute to Orlando shooting victims

Taylor Swift has paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

The 26-year-old singer took to Instagram to share a handwritten note which began "To the families of..." and listed all 49 victims of the mass shooting at gay nightclub Pulse last weekend.

She added the message: "As you bury your loved ones this week, please know that there are millions of us sending you love and our deepest sympathy in the face of this unthinkable and devastating tragedy."

Taylor is not the only celebrity to show her support for the victims, with Kelly Osbourne getting the word "solidarity" tattooed on her head while Lady Gaga joined thousands of people outside City Hall in downtown Los Angeles, where she helped to read out the names of those who died.

She said: "As we have now witnessed the largest mass shooting in American history, I can't help but feel that this level of hatred, like all prejudicial crimes, this is an attack on humanity itself."

Nick Jonas and Tituss Burgess were among those who gathered at a vigil in New York while Mara Wilson took to social media to reveal her sexuality as "bi/queer" in the wake of the mass killings.

Madonna called for an end to "hate crimes" and declared her support for the victims, posting an image of two men touching tongues on her Twitter account.

Underneath the picture, she wrote: "Love is love. Stop hate crimes. Any form of terrorism is a form of Hate! (sic)"

And Kim Kardashian West made an impassioned plea for better gun control laws.

Kim said the current legislation "makes it easy for dangerous people" to obtain weapons.

She tweeted: "I'm truly at a loss for words. To everyone in Orlando affected by this massacre, my thoughts, love, & prayers are with u.

"Under current federal law people on terror watch lists can legally buy guns -- this is called the Terror Gap.

"We have repeatedly called on Congress to close this loophole that makes it easy for dangerous people to get guns & kill. Nothing has changed!!!! People continue to senselessly die. When will these gun laws be changed?! (sic)"