Colbert, Fallon open with Orlando shooting remarks

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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon opened their late night broadcasts on Monday night with mournful remarks relating to the mass shooting that took place in Orlando on Sunday. Colbert opened CBS’ “The Late Show” without titles or a monologue instead opting to speak straight into the electronic camera. “Naturally, we each ask ourselves exactly what could we potentially say in the face of this horror, however then sadly you realize you know exactly what to state since it’s been said too many times before,” Colbert said. “It is if there is a national script that we have actually found out.” Colbert added that “love offers us hope that modification is possible. Love permits us to alter the script.” Fallon likewise opened NBC’s “The Tonight Program” with brief words about the massacre that took the lives of 49 people on Sunday. “This nation was improved the concept that we do not all agree on everything,” Fallon said. “We need to support each other’s differences and stress less about our own opinions.” Fallon continued by saying that the country needs to get back to dispute and far from “thinking or supporting the idea that if somebody does not live the method you want them to live you simply buy a gun and eliminate them.” “We have to get back to being brave enough to accept that we have various viewpoints,” Fallon continued. “That’s okay since that’s what America is built on.”
Colbert’s and Fallon’s remarks came one day after a mass shooting occurred at a gay Orlando bar. It is the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. Related: Orlando shooter was a gatekeeper and cleared two times by his employer Colbert continued the dialogue with his first guest– Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly and Colbert disputed gun control and exactly what the appropriate response ought to be to the shooting. The interview took up a large part of Colbert’s broadcast. Colbert and Fallon also paid tribute to the victims with “The Late Program” setting its lights to rainbow colors while Fallon’s band, The Roots, displayed a picture of a rainbow heart on its drum set.

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