Mariah Carey Was Caught Off Guard by Las Vegas Shooting Question on Live TV [VIDEO]
Mariah Carey was caught in an awkward situation this morning while during an interview with Good Morning Britain today (Oct. 2). Right before her interview with GMB co-host Piers Morgan, breaking news of the mass shooting in Las Vegas happened and abruptly put things on hold.
Carey was initially on the program to talk about her upcoming Christmas mini-tour and had no idea it seems about the Las Vegas shooting that left over 50 people dead. When Morgan cut back to Carey, who was sitting on a couch with a large Christmas tree in the background, he asked her how she felt about the Las Vegas shooting.
In the video above, you can see the R&B singer was visibly caught off guard by the news and the question. Nevertheless, Carey was saddened by the news and told Morgan, “That’s awful. I pray for the victims and I hope all this can stop as soon as possible.”
Fans jumped on Twitter to criticize Morgan for not briefing Carey on the Vegas shooting before going on-air. Other people, who didn’t know Carey was promoting her Christmas concert, were asking why the singer was perched in front of a Christmas tree while talking about the shooting.
Morgan responded to the criticism via his Twitter account tweeting, “We told Mariah’s people before the interview. Her reaction seemed very relevant given she’s a performer who often has residence in Vegas.”
Later in the morning, Carey, and hundreds of other musicians, went on social media to send their heartfelt prayers to the victims’ families of the terrible tragedy in Las Vegas.
Check out people’s reactions to Mariah Carey’s interview below.
We told Mariah's people before the interview.
Her reaction seemed very relevant given she's a performer who often has residence in Vegas. https://t.co/6sVMSUMvHK
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2017
Someone should have spoken to Mariah off air letting her know what was going on then post poned, instead of throwing that at her. #gmb
— Lacey (@lacegem86) October 2, 2017
@GMB Mixing a pre-arranged interview w Mariah Carey (& Xmas tree?!) with awful news from Las Vegas. Surreal, unfair to her, poor journalism
— Sarah Mann (@sarahmann365) October 2, 2017
So unprofessional but it is Pierce Morgan
— E-Money (@ericmorgan6791) October 2, 2017
Give Mariah Carey a break. She was on GMB to discuss a Christmas tour not the Las Vegas shooting. It's not her fault she was blind-sided.
— Hanna Flint (@HannaFlint) October 2, 2017
What Mariah Carey SHOULD have done when "blindsided" by today's tragic news, is sit the f**k up at the very least.
— OFFICIAL kymbrough (@kymtweets) October 2, 2017
Heartbroken for Vegas Can someone tell me why we're asking Mariah what she thinks though? And why she has a xmas tree behind her? @GMB
— Poppy Sophia Kelly (@Poppysophiak) October 2, 2017
— Kathryn (@Kathryn_Vowles) October 2, 2017
Mariah Carey sprawled across her sofa in front of a giant Christmas Tree answering questions about the Las Vegas shootings, am I awake??
— Chris Edwards (@Chris_Eds11) October 2, 2017
@MariahCarey please get your team to check the news before you go on air. Your interview on Good Morning Britain this morning was so awkward
— EastbourneEdge (@eastbourne_edge) October 2, 2017