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Fans rally behind Mariah Carey after controversial ‘Great Morning Britain’ interview

Piers Morgan asked her about the Las Vegas shooting.


Samantha Reichstein


Posted on Oct 3, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 3:26 pm CDT

Mariah Carey is making headlines for her performance—this time, however, it’s unrelated to her music.

On Monday, the “All I Want For Christmas Is You” singer appeared for a scheduled interview on Great Morning Britain to promote an upcoming Christmas U.K. tour. However, the air time coincided with initial breaking news about the Las Vegas shooting. Host Piers Morgan, knowing Carey has held residency performances in Las Vegas, decided to ask the singer questions about the recent attack.

In a now viral response, Carey is shown sprawled across a sofa with a bright Christmas tree behind her; voice monotone, face almost emotionless.

“I pray for the victims and hope all these can stop as soon as possible,” Carey said. “You know, I have spent a lot of time in Vegas and this type of thing anywhere happening anywhere is a huge tragedy.”

The interview was cut short soon after to report the news.

Many feel the question surrounding the recent attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival was unfair to push on the singer, who was on the show for a scheduled interview to promote her tour. They have since voiced their opinions across social media, specifically Twitter.

Morgan took to Twitter to explain his side of the story. Morgan said that asking Carey about Las Vegas was newsworthy, and that he ran the move by her team.

But even though fans showed their support, Carey still can’t seem to catch an internet break.

The singer posted to Twitter after the interview as well, praying for the safety of everyone involved in the attack.

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*First Published: Oct 3, 2017, 7:52 pm CDT