Mariah Carey seemed at a loss for words when asked about her reaction to the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
Stretched on a couch in a red gown for a Christmas themed interview on “Good Morning Britain,” the 47 year-old singer was set to speak to Piers Morgan and cohost Susanna Reid via satellite from her home in Beverly Hills when news broke of the massacre that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured Sunday night.
Carey seemed to be caught off guard by questions from Morgan, confusing viewers with her cursory response and her strange surroundings given the topic at hand.
The pop diva, lounging on a couch in a skin-tight dress with a decorated Christmas tree behind her, was ready to promote her upcoming concerts in Paris and London when Morgan asked for her immediate reaction to the shooting.
Why can’t she sit like a normal person? Nothing sexy about a mass shooting but let’s be sexy folks…smdh.
— ?Never giving up? (@Christie_Harrum) October 2, 2017
Is mariah carey joking, sprawled along a sofa in a fancy dress while talking about a terror attack ? really?! #gmb
— molly halliday (@mollyhallidayx) October 2, 2017
Why did Good Morning Britain have Mariah Carey sat next to a Christmas talking about the shooting?
— Gemma. ⚽ (@GemmaCoupland) October 2, 2017
The pampered songtress did not appear to know the full details of the emerging story but offered very little depth in her response.
“I pray for the victims and hope all this can stop as soon as possible,” she said. “You know, I have spent a lot of time in Vegas and this type of thing anywhere, happening anywhere is a huge tragedy.”
— Steve King (@SJK2807) October 2, 2017
I’m with you she could have looked more respectful by siting up
— Lyndybabes (@Lyndybabes1) October 2, 2017
It showed that she is shallow.
— ي س (@yasinkhan) October 2, 2017
Try sitting up straight you and maybe shoot the lock off your wallet !! Your pathetic !! You don’t know what to say with out a script?
— Mario J ⚓️??⚓️ (@FreedomFlagship) October 2, 2017
As soon as she was told, she should have sat her ass up straight. Lounging in that ridiculous position was putrid.
— Mary Dungan (@MarathonMary) October 2, 2017
Morgan asked Carey, who has a residency at Vegas’ Caesars Palace, to respond to the news of concert-goers being gunned down “on a human level.”
“It’s terrible because people are just going out to listen to music and that’s what they wanna do and…really it’s just, they’re out for the night and then something shocking like this happens, and nobody could’ve expected it and it’s just wrong,” she said. “I really don’t know what to say.”
We now go to Mariah Carey for some unknown reason for the latest updates #GMB
— me (@__Niceguy__) October 2, 2017
@GMB interviews Mariah Carey reclining on couch about the live terror attack in Vegas. Tweets you never thought you’d write.
— Andy Ripley (@andyripley71) October 2, 2017
He but she was still lounging playing with her hair like a diva
— Lyndybabes (@Lyndybabes1) October 2, 2017
While she scandalously sits on her couch in a prom gown
— Ralph Wigglesworth (@esmith52486) 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
The host then advised that they “take a break” from the interview in order to figure out how to move forward given the breaking news of the fatal shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival where the suspected gunman opened fire on the crowd from his hotel room window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Viewers not only blasted Carey, they also lashed out at Morgan for his “tasteless” questions and for not briefing Carey about the news before the interview.
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
You blindsided her. END OF STORY.
— Angels Advocate? (@MeIAmAndy) October 2, 2017
#GMB I feel sorry for Mariah, she should have been briefed about the shooting before the interview
— Leanne Mager (@Leannemager16) October 2, 2017
So tasteless breaking the Vegas news to Mariah Carey live on TV, shame on you @gmb
— loz (@lawuh) October 2, 2017
It was embarrassing to watch. Poor Mariah! Like a rabbit in relentless headlights. Piers, you are just mean.
— Jemima Gay (@Jemimagay) October 2, 2017
Morgan took to Twitter to defend himself, explaining that Carey’s “people” were informed prior to the interview.
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
Following her appearance on “Good Morning Britain,” Carey said she was “horrified” by the tragedy and sent her own message in a tweet.
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
Many viewers were still unloading on social media following Carey’s awkward television appearance.
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I don’t think she’s intelligent enough to just wing things she wasn’t informed about prior.
— Pete King (@PeteKingMB) October 3, 2017
No you’re right Piers, it was really important to get Mariah’s view. She’s not brought in enough for her analysis of atrocities
— lawrence frampton (@eggsoldier) October 2, 2017
From the comfort of your chaise lounge in Bel Air. More worried about your best profile side…
— Rebecca Dundon ?? (@Rebeccadundon1) October 2, 2017
I do think if you have a professional team behind you, they would either reschedule the interview or prep you well to respond better.
— Me.I Am Me… (@pbond666) October 2, 2017
Mariah Carey slouched answers questions on Vegas shooting on #GMB infront of a Christmas tree ? looking like a Barry White album cover
— Chris Bebbington (@thebebbo) October 2, 2017
I have been withholding judgement about this massacre till I heard from Mariah.
— john mcclellan (@ogdenjohnboy) October 2, 2017
Who really cares what Mariah Carey thinks about the massacre. Utterly ridiculous
— Mark Turner (@coolmarkymark) October 2, 2017
Why didn’t he ask her about nuclear physics while he was at it. She has as much knowledge of either
— ♏ark Jedrick (@TheJedster66) October 2, 2017
Have u heard her speak? Why would u even try
— Marsha (@mimsycoll) October 2, 2017
Because we all care about her opinion.. Wow…
— COVFEFEKelly (@kellysaun66) October 2, 2017
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