Like most of us, Mariah Carey really didn't know what to say after she heard about the Las Vegas concert shooting that left at least 50 dead and over 406 injured. But unlike the rest of us, she heard the news while making an appearance on live television.
If that sounds like it could be awkward for Carey, and even the viewers, you'd be correct.
But "Good Morning Britain" host Piers Morgan didn't seem to mind pressing the singer for an immediate reaction. They cut to her shocked face while sprawled out in an elegant pose in front of a Christmas tree, obviously ready to promote her upcoming holiday concerts in the United Kingdom, not talk about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
"I mean, it's just what everybody's gut reaction would be, which is this his horrible and I pray for the victims. Have they caught the shooter yet?" she asked, and Morgan proceeded to give her more information about the tragedy that unfolded Sunday night country singer Jason Aldean's headlining performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
"Wow, that's awful. Again, I pray for the victims and I hope all this can stop as soon as possible," Carey said. "This type of thing happening anywhere is a huge tragedy, so I continue to pray for the victims and hope we have an end to this as soon as possible."
"I really don't know what to say," she added before Morgan wrapped up the interview.
Some fans watching the interview immediately jumped to Carey's defense on Twitter, expressing anger and disappointment that Morgan would seemingly blindside the singer with questions about Vegas shooting when she was scheduled to promote her shows. However, Morgan fired back claiming that Carey's team knew ahead of the live interview that he would be asking her about the tragedy.
When reached by TooFab for clarification over whether Carey was aware that Morgan was going to ask about the shooting, a spokesperson for Carey told TooFab: "Piers Morgan's unexpected line of questioning with Mariah is irrelevant within this tragedy; we hope your news organization continues to give appropriate coverage and support to those affected by this horrific crime."
Here is Carey's tweet promoting her "Good Morning Britain" appearance, then subsequent message to the Vegas shooting victims and their loved ones: