As many of you are undoubtedly aware, something terrible has happened today, and is still happening as the details continue to unfold. For some unfathomable reason, a gunman went into a Connecticut school today and took the lives of at least 27 people, many of them children. We don’t know why, and we never will — even if the perpetrator left a detailed record of his thoughts and motivations, his actions are beyond understanding. There is not now and never will be an explanation for what happened in Newtown today; it’s a senseless act of violence that is impossible to comprehend.
Now. We wanted to write this post and give you some of an idea of our thoughts, because Crushable is not a traditional news site. We report on entertainment news and celebrity gossip…so it’s hard for us to know what to do on a day like today. We love our jobs and we take great pride in our work, but some things are more important. The events of today transcend…well, everything. We won’t likely be reporting on this in depth, but please know that it is in our thoughts, and nothing we post today is intended to undermine the seriousness of this event. It’s hard to know how to behave on a day like today, when your job is to report on celebrity news and be irreverent, and all you want to do is go home and sit by yourself and tell the people you love that you love them.
But what we’re going to do instead is stay at work. We’re going to continue to write today, but in the most respectful way we can. We’re going to do what many celebrities have been doing in the wake of this tragedy — put aside the trivialities and focus on what’s more important, whatever that means to you.