John Rich On Politicizing Vegas Massacre: ‘Most Disgusting Thing I’ve Ever Heard’

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Country music singer John Rich of the band Big & Rich said the politicizing of the Las Vegas massacre was “the most disgusting thing” he’s ever heard.


“Every single night, Laura [Ingraham], on our stages for I think it’s over a thousand concerts now, we bring active-duty [military] and veterans up onto the stage with us and then we have the crowd, ask the crowd to sing ‘God Bless America,'” the 43-year-old singer explained Tuesday during the “The Laura Ingraham Show.” (RELATED: Celebrities Attack Trump After Vegas Massacre, Demand Gun Restrictions)

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Winner of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and musician John Rich attends “The Celebrity Apprentice” Season 4 Finale at Trump SoHo on May 22, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

“And that night in Las Vegas, it seemed like– I mean, you’ve seen the pictures– it looked like literally every single hand out there had their light up over the heads singing at the top of their lungs,” he added.

“And I’ve heard some people try to politicize this whole thing, which is just about the most disgusting thing I’ve ever heard of,” he continued. “But there’s no politics or religion or race or anything else going on in that crowd when you see them singing. That’s just Americans singing about America and loving their country and loving the right that they get to stand out there and listen to music and just be Americans, you know?”

Rich mentioned that the people at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival that Sunday night came from “literally all over North America.” Adding that,”the attack on that crowd was an attack on America.”


Video shared on social media captured the moment he noted of people joining together just an hour before the mass shooting occurred.