‘Good Morning Britain’ viewers have slammed the show after they went live with an interview with Mariah Carey and quizzed her about the shootings in Las Vegas that have claimed the lives of 50 people so far.
At least 50 have been killed and more than 200 injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in the Nevada city.
While dozens of media outlets reported on the incident and warned people in Las Vegas about the “active shooter”, GMB went ahead with a scheduled interview with Carey, who looked alarmed and upset as she was informed about the attack that was still happening.
One viewer summed up the awkward segment when they tweeted: “Shame on @GMB using a pre planned @MariahCarey interview to blind side her about Vegas shooting.”
The 47-year-old hitmaker was dressed in a red gown and was sprawled across her sofa in front of a Christmas tree at her Beverly Hills home – because she was due to talk about her upcoming Christmas shows in London and Paris – when the British TV presenters grilled her about the attack near the Mandalay Bay Resort and Hotel.
Carey was unaware of the full details when she was put on the spot during the interview.
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Viewers criticised the show, branding it ‘distasteful’.
One viewer wrote on Twitter: ‘Why did Good Morning Britain have Mariah Carey sat next to a Christmas talking about the shooting?’
Another commented: ‘Surreal scenes on Good Morning Britain as Piers Morgan crosses over to get Mariah Carey’s take on events Las Vegas.’
Good morning Britain talking live about the shooting in Las Vegas and Mariah Carey’s there lay on the sofa like she’s posing for a photo shoot, is she for real?
— x (@staceyy_jx) October 2, 2017
— Michael Kitchener (@eventsbykitch) October 2, 2017
Mariah Carey being interviewed by GMB over the Vegas shooting. Sprawled over a sofa with an Xmas tree in the background. pic.twitter.com/CPMeTG2QtL
— Carly (@CJ92x) October 2, 2017
— Kathryn (@Kathryn_Vowles) October 2, 2017
Morgan cut short the interview soon after.
Elsewhere, high-profile celebrities warned their Twitter followers to “take cover” as the incident unfolded in Las Vegas.
Paris Hilton, Sia, Paris Jackson, Drake Bell and Patton Oswalt were among those to send warnings to their followers to run and hide after automatic gunfire was heard late at around 10:30pm local time.