As news broke out early Friday evening of the fateful attacks made on six separate sites in the Paris area, Deadmau5 took to Twitter to give his response.

After an initial reaction of shock and disbelief, Joel began to reveal his priorities when it comes to tragedies like this.

Taking a broader stance than many of his peers, Deadmau5 believes the problem could have been mended before the attacks began. Peace and acceptance before a tragedy, he says, are more powerful than prayer and money sent in afterwards.