Mariah Carey was left blindsided during a satellite appearance on UK morning show Good Morning Britain, when asked a question about the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed at least 50 people and wounded more than 500 people on Sunday night.
Host Piers Morgan, 52, asked the singer about the worst mass shooting in the US, however Mariah’s reaction was awkward and uncomfortable to watch as the singer had no idea what unfolded in Las Vegas.
The mother-of-two was there to chat about her Christmas tour however while the interview was in full swing news broke of the shootings in Nevada.
Mariah was seen in her home in Beverly Hills sprawled on her chaise lounge in a burgundy gown with a Christmas tree behind her.
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Piers asked the singer what she thought about the shootings that have just taken place.
"I pray for the victims and hope all these can stop as soon as possible," she said, visibly stunned.
"You know, I have spent a lot of time in Vegas and this type of thing anywhere happening anywhere is a huge tragedy."
She continued, "It’s terrible because people just going out to listen to music, really they’re out for the night and something like this happens, it’s shocking".
Piers and co-host Susanna Reid then agreed to “take a break" from the interview with Mariah nodding in agreement while they gather more information on the shooting.
Fans took to Twitter to share their anger towards the breakfast show breaking the news to Mariah and catching her off-guard.
One fan said: "Finding #gmb in bad taste this morning, breaking Vegas news to Mariah Carey looking for some sort of scoop or reaction".
Finding #gmb in bad taste this morning, breaking Vegas news to Mariah Carey looking for some sort of scoop or reaction.— katie (@katielowndes) October 2, 2017
So tasteless breaking the Vegas news to Mariah Carey live on TV, shame on you @gmb— loz (@lawuh) October 2, 2017
"Poor jounalism" another fan wrote.
@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
One said, "Mariah was on to discuss her Christmas tour not the Las Vegas shooting".
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
Mariah has since come out with a statement on Twitter.
Horrified to hear about the shooting in #LasVegas. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Praying for everyone's safety 🙏💔— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 2, 2017
Piers informed people on Twitter that they told Mariah's team before the interview and that she was aware they were going to ask her about the shooting.
We told Mariah's people before the interview.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 2, 2017
Her reaction seemed very relevant given she's a performer who often has residence in Vegas. https://t.co/6sVMSUMvHK
On Sunday night Stephen Craig Paddock left the world and his family in shock after the 64-year-old sowed terror on the Vegas strip, killing dozens and injuring a further 527 people at a country music festival.
Concertgoers never stood a chance when Paddock perched himself out the window of the 32nd floor inside the Mandalay Bay Hotel with at least ten high powered weapons at his disposal.