Christina Aguilera Wants to Turn Hate into Love With Song for the Orlando Victims

Christina Aguilera

Since the tragedy at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, celebs have come out in support of the victims on Twitter; others acknowledged the great loss in front of an audience; and still others, such as Melissa Etheridge and, most recently, Christina Aguilera, have taken to their music to make a statement against homophobia and hate ... and help to bring about a change in the wake of the massacre that left 49 dead. As a major advocate for the LGBT community, Aguilera decided to take her compassion to the next level -- donating the US profits from her latest single "Change" to the victims and their families for the next three months through the National Compassion Fund.

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She took to both her Twitter account and her personal website to make a passionate statement about the horrific incident that inspired the release of the song.

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The singer's personal message from her site read:

The horrific tragedy that occurred in Orlando continues to weigh heavily on my mind. I am sending so much love and so many prayers to the victims and their families. Like so many, I want to help be part of the change this world needs to make it a beautiful inclusive place where humanity can love each other freely and passionately. We live in a time of diversity, in a time of endless possibilities, in a time where expression of oneself is something to be celebrated.  And I am left wondering how people filled with so much love could be taken by so much hate.

The heartfelt message went on to encourage humankind to "learn to love again." And the song's lyrics echo the hopeful message that Aguilera has put into the world since the news of the shooting. She sings, "Who you love or the color of your skin or the place that you were born and grew up in shouldn't decide how you will be treated, 'cause we’re all the same when everybody's breathing."

Everything about the singer's message and involvement pulls at our heartstrings.

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We're grateful for all of the powerful tweets and dedications that many celebrities have sent out (as they serve as powerful examples). But I think we're even more thrilled that there's one willing to use her clout in order to genuinely attempt to make a change in the attitude of a world that seems, right now, so cold.

Because here's the thing: While sending your sentiments and prayers is an emotional way to comfort fans and followers, the true power lies in acts of generosity and charity that take a bit more consideration. Those are the kind of actions that are likely to stick -- likely to result in one less act of terror. 

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We commend and appreciate Christina (and a handful of others) for involving the fans and truly being the change that she wishes to see in the world.

 

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