Ellen DeGeneres And Bette Midler Among Celebrities Calling For Gun Control After Florida High School Shooting
Several celebrities express their heartfelt messages toward victims' families of a high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, and some resuscitated the need for gun control.
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres took to Twitter to share the grief of the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
"No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country," she remarked.
Singer Bette Midler, meanwhile, did not mince her words when she took a jab at Congress, which she described as "spineless cowards." This was mirrored in Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian's post that had lambasted the body, saying it should do its job of safeguarding every American against "senseless gun violence."
Comedian Marlon Wayans, who starred in the iconic White Chicks, was not kidding when he criticized the Congress and asked when will the body do something that could prevent such situation from happening.
Enforce Gun Control
Majority of the celebrities who reacted on the situation echoed for a collective desire: to enforce gun control. It could be remembered that the matter had been in the air for quite some time, garnering lots of nods and head shaking and earning supporters and haters as well.
Will & Grace star Eric McCormack made sure that he was heard loud and clear when he said that despite this, no action will be done.
"I hate guns. I hate people's defense of guns. I hate the NRA. I hate watching kids filing out of another school, terrified. I hate that their friends are dead. I hate that it will happen again soon," he wrote.
Rainn Wilson, known for his role as Dwight Schrute in The Office, encouraged everyone, including the government, to finally do something about gun control.
Time For A Change
Most celebrities were left aghast and speechless. However, some wanted to be heard loud and clear when they said that November's election is the perfect time to finally seat the right and deserving people.
Actress Chelsea Handler was serious when she said that it is everyone's responsibility to elect the worthy candidates.
"We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won't allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands," she wrote.
What Went Down
The gunman, Nikolas Cruz, is a 19-year-old former student of the mentioned school. He was an expelled student who went on a shooting spree on Wednesday, claiming the lives of at least 17 and injuring many people, said the Broward County Public Schools superintendent Robert Runcie.
Cruz is now in the custody of authorities. The bloodshed prompted the school to suspend classes for the rest of the week.
We owe it to our children and our teachers to keep them safe while at school. Prayers won't do this: action will. Congress, please do your job and protect Americans from senseless gun violence — Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 15, 2018
No words, no actions, no laws are enough until we end this epidemic of school shootings in our country. My heart is with the students and parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) February 14, 2018
We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November. We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands. — Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 14, 2018
As we send our thoughts & prayers to the people of Parkland, Florida how about we, the people & govt of America, actually DO something abt gun violence. — RainnWilson (@rainnwilson) February 15, 2018