Following suit of director Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale has released a statement in response to the tragedy that undertook the midnight showing of his film in Aurora, Colo. on early Friday morning, Bale, who is presently in Europe, states (via Deadline), “Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.”
This follows a small phenomenon that has overtaken social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, asking Bale to pay a visit to Aurora, in costume and character as Batman, to meet with hospitalized children who suffered injuries in the shooting. An idea pioneered in this Facebook post, the writer Emily Sanchez expresses the following sentiment: “They need to know that Heroes can be real too, not just the bad guys.” Ever since, Bale’s name has been trending on Twitter, due to a mass of fans asking the actor to undertake this task.
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