Social media has become a playground where people can share their views on current events. However, sometimes the posts have created divisions amongst celebrities.
Candace Cameron Bure Versus Kristen Bell
One of the hottest and controversial topics to talk about is gun control. Recently, actress Kristen Bell posted three photos on her Instagram where she praised Dick's Sporting Goods for taking away assault-style firearms. The decision came from the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
"Here's an example of something better than thoughts and prayers. Bravo, Dick's Sporting Goods for your common sense, humanity, open ears and willingness to change. We need more corporations like you," Bell shared with her 5.6 million Instagram followers.
However, former The View co-host and current Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure was not happy with Bell's comments. According to Yahoo! Entertainment, the actress and mom of three who is empowered by faith took issue with Bell's comments.
"How about instead of diminishing prayers (which are powerful), you recaption 'in addition to prayers' here is something really great..." posted Bure in a conversation that Yahoo! Entertainment transcribed.
According to Pop Culture, Bure's message divided Bell's fanbase who jumped into a huge debate. One group sided with Bure, while others agreed with the Veronica Mars and Frozen actress.
"This is exactly where it needs to start, in order for there to be change. We need to work together on a smaller level, by making it harder for just anyone to purchase. Retailers have the control on the products they sell. I agree, laws need to be set and some need to change. Go up the ladder: City, Country, State, and Federal. Instead of only screaming at the Man on Top," wrote one Instagram user.
Celebrities Try to Solve Gun Control Problem
Besides Bell, several stars have been trying to help the fight for stricter gun control laws. Late Show host Stephen Colbert applauded the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who went after lawmakers for their lack of support when it came to the gun control debate. One celebrity couple that took notice of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students' plight were George and Amal Clooney. The couple donated $500,000 in hopes that they could march to Washington, D.C. to face congressional leaders face-to-face.
Rapper Cardi B recommended that instead of bullying the "loners," they do their best to welcome them into their social circles. Ellen DeGeneres also raised her voice on Twitter and stated it was time to end the epidemic of school shootings.