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Tribute Performance To The Victims Of The Las Vegas Shooting Was Ripped Apart By Twitter Users

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Four country music singers took the Grammy's stage on Sunday to pay tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas Shooting.

On Sunday October 1, 2017 Stephen Paddock, 64, began shooting out of his hotel window overlooking a country music festival, killing 58 people and injuring about 500. He later ended his own life when police found him. This was the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

Artists Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne performed a cover of Eric Clapton's song, Tears in Heaven. Clapton originally wrote this song for his  4-year-old son, Conor, who died after falling out of an New York City apartment window.

Although the performance was heartfelt and emotional, Twitter users didn't hesitate to slam this entire performance.

At the beginning of the performance there was some obvious technical issues while Maren Morris introduced the singers. But this wasn't what the internet criticized.

One user felt as if the artists "slaughtered" this song. Probably the wrong choice of words in this situation.

“The person in charge of hiring those four country ‘singers’ to perform ‘Tears In Heaven’ should be fired immediately. That was horrendous,” said another user.

Luckily for the singers, it wasn't all bad reviews. “Trying to hold it together after that Tears in Heaven performance for Manchester and Las Vegas victims #amazing #lovemusic #grammys,” a user tweeted.

Some people expressed that this was a beautiful tribute to the Las Vegas Victims, and focused more on remembering this horrific event rather than how the artists performed.

Do you think this was a horrible performance or should we be focusing on the victims rather than the artists?