Alessia Cara on Orlando massacre: "My heart is broken for the LGBTQ community"

During a recent interview with Billboard, singer Alessia Cara shared her thoughts on June 12's Orlando shootings

Following wins alongside The Weeknd at this year's MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, rising star Alessia Cara spoke to Billboard backstage about the shocking Orlando massacre, which left 49 people dead and 53 injured at gay nightclub Pulse on June 12. Denouncing what many view as America's extremely lax legislation regarding the sale of firearms, the singer had this to say: “It definitely comes down to gun control. It’s scary. The statistics, if you look at what’s happening in America, it’s absolutely sickening and scary and terrifying and my heart is broken for the LGBTQ community because you feel like they’re making so much progress and then something like that happens."

Cara continued: "We have to control who has possession of these guns and how they’re using them because it’s causing innocent people to die and it’s scary. I’m terrified for us. It’s so shocking to hear that and my prayers go out to all the families and the people that are affected.” The singer also opened up about opening for Coldplay on their A Head Full of Dreams tour (“They’re just so nice... They’re the sweetest and they’re hospitable and they’re amazing") as well as her recent collaboration with H&M benefiting Toronto's SickKids foundation. Read the full interview here and let us know your thoughts on Cara's comments.

Source: Billboard