Ellen DeGeneres Calls For 'Love, Hope' In Wake Of Vegas Tragedy
Ellen DeGeneres kicked off Tuesday’s episode of her daytime talk show with a heartfelt message about Sunday night’s tragedy in Las Vegas.
“I am hoping we can fill this room with love and prayers and hope,” DeGeneres said in her opening monologue on Ellen, which was taped Monday. “That’s what I want right now.”
At least 59 people were killed — including three Canadians — and more than 500 people injured when a gunman sprayed fans at the Route 91 Harvest Festival with bullets.
“My heart is broken for everyone affected by what happened there,” DeGeneres said. “When you think of Las Vegas, it’s place to escape and have fun and you never imagine anything like this could ever happen.
“I feel sad. I feel anxious. I feel helpless. And it’s very easy to lose hope but we cannot do that.”
The talk show host urged her audience not to focus on the good around them.
“I always say that there’s a lot more good in the world than there is bad and I continue to believe that,” she said.
DeGeneres then introduced clips of some of the inspiring people who she has featured on her show.
"Good will always win," she said. "Love will always win."