Chiefs Heiress Gracie Hunt slammed for posting 'silly selfies' in tribute to Super Bowl shooting victims

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By James Kay

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Gracie Hunt has been met with criticism after sharing a series of celebratory photographs as part of a tribute to the victims of the Super Bowl parade shooting.

As previously reported, three individuals have been apprehended by law enforcement in connection with the incident, according to statements made by Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves during a press conference on Thursday.

Graves stated that the fatal shooting incident that marred the Kansas City Chiefs' celebratory parade, claiming one life and injuring nearly two dozen others, stemmed from a personal dispute that escalated into violence, per Sky News.

She emphasized that the attack, which occurred Wednesday afternoon at Union Station on the west side of the city, was unrelated to any form of terrorism or extremism.

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The shooting occurred at Union Station after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade. Credit: David Eulitt / Getty

The shooting incident prompted Hunt to take to social media to share her thoughts.

"The most beautiful, perfect day of love, laughter, & celebration at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade turned upside down in an instant," Hunt wrote in her post, expressing her grief over the tragedy.

"I love this city and I’m angry at what took place and heartbroken for the victims, their families, & the KC community," she added before commending the first responders who halted the attack before it claimed more victims.

The 25-year-old daughter of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt was criticized for including photos showcasing herself with the Super Bowl trophy.

"I feel like the selfies at the end of your statement are a weird flex but ok," one user commented. Another suggested: "Nice words. Maybe skip the posting of the silly selfies and PR photos on this one?"

"Read the room. Your pictures are not very somber. Those can wait for another time. It's insensitive," another tweeted.

Despite the backlash, there were supporters who defended Hunt's tribute, emphasizing the need to focus on the positive message conveyed.

One supporter said: "Your words are perfect in this horrible time of loss and confusion," while a second added: "So tragic! Yet you spoke about it so well!

"This should have been such a celebratory day! It angers me!! But our thoughts and prayers right now are with all of the families of the deceased, the wounded, and the families witnessing this traumatic situation."

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An infographic titled 'Kansas City shooting after Chiefs Super Bowl parade. Credit: Anadolu / Getty

Over on Instagram, one of Hunt's followers took the opportunity to ask the influential 25-year-old to use her voice to discuss gun control laws, stating: "I can’t wait for your words on what we should do about responsible gun control and ownership! I’m so excited to see how you use your voice now that it’s hit close to home."

Since the fatal shooting took place, there have been many tributes shared by those close to the city.

Travis Kelce shared his sorrow in a heartfelt message, saying: "I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected."

Featured image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty

Chiefs Heiress Gracie Hunt slammed for posting 'silly selfies' in tribute to Super Bowl shooting victims

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By James Kay

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Gracie Hunt has been met with criticism after sharing a series of celebratory photographs as part of a tribute to the victims of the Super Bowl parade shooting.

As previously reported, three individuals have been apprehended by law enforcement in connection with the incident, according to statements made by Kansas City Police Chief Stacey Graves during a press conference on Thursday.

Graves stated that the fatal shooting incident that marred the Kansas City Chiefs' celebratory parade, claiming one life and injuring nearly two dozen others, stemmed from a personal dispute that escalated into violence, per Sky News.

She emphasized that the attack, which occurred Wednesday afternoon at Union Station on the west side of the city, was unrelated to any form of terrorism or extremism.

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The shooting occurred at Union Station after the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl LVIII victory parade. Credit: David Eulitt / Getty

The shooting incident prompted Hunt to take to social media to share her thoughts.

"The most beautiful, perfect day of love, laughter, & celebration at the Chiefs Super Bowl parade turned upside down in an instant," Hunt wrote in her post, expressing her grief over the tragedy.

"I love this city and I’m angry at what took place and heartbroken for the victims, their families, & the KC community," she added before commending the first responders who halted the attack before it claimed more victims.

The 25-year-old daughter of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt was criticized for including photos showcasing herself with the Super Bowl trophy.

"I feel like the selfies at the end of your statement are a weird flex but ok," one user commented. Another suggested: "Nice words. Maybe skip the posting of the silly selfies and PR photos on this one?"

"Read the room. Your pictures are not very somber. Those can wait for another time. It's insensitive," another tweeted.

Despite the backlash, there were supporters who defended Hunt's tribute, emphasizing the need to focus on the positive message conveyed.

One supporter said: "Your words are perfect in this horrible time of loss and confusion," while a second added: "So tragic! Yet you spoke about it so well!

"This should have been such a celebratory day! It angers me!! But our thoughts and prayers right now are with all of the families of the deceased, the wounded, and the families witnessing this traumatic situation."

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An infographic titled 'Kansas City shooting after Chiefs Super Bowl parade. Credit: Anadolu / Getty

Over on Instagram, one of Hunt's followers took the opportunity to ask the influential 25-year-old to use her voice to discuss gun control laws, stating: "I can’t wait for your words on what we should do about responsible gun control and ownership! I’m so excited to see how you use your voice now that it’s hit close to home."

Since the fatal shooting took place, there have been many tributes shared by those close to the city.

Travis Kelce shared his sorrow in a heartfelt message, saying: "I am heartbroken over the tragedy that took place today. My heart is with all who came out to celebrate with us and have been affected."

Featured image credit: Jamie Squire/Getty