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LeBron James, Matthew McConaughey, Taylor Swift, Viola Davis, and More Speak Out Against Tragic Texas School Shooting
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
The world is mourning the loss of 19 children and 2 teachers who were killed yesterday after a gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Uvalde, TX. This marks the second deadliest school since the Sandy Hook mass shooting in 2012. We at Dish Nationjoin Uvalde-native Matthew McConaughy, LeBron James, Viola Davis, Taylor Swift, and more, in sending condolences and calling for change.
Matthew, whose hometown is Uvalde, took to Instagram to share his thoughts on the senseless mass shooting—urging every American to take action toward a “healthier and safer nation.”
“The true call to action is now for every American to take a longer and deeper look in the mirror, and ask ourselves, ‘What is it that we truly value? How do we repeat the problem? What small sacrifices can we individually take today, to pressure a healthier and safer nation, state, and neighborhood tomorrow?’ We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo.”
LeBron James tweeted about the tragedy and called out politicians for putting kids in “harm’s way.”
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the families of love ones loss & injured at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX! Like when is enough enough man!!! These are kids and we keep putting them in harms way at school. Like seriously “AT SCHOOL” where it’s suppose to be the safest!
Like many of us, Taylor Swift shared Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr’s passionate speech about the school shooting and said she was “broken” by the deaths in Uvalde.
Filled with rage and grief, and so broken by the murders in Uvalde. By Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many others. By the ways in which we, as a nation, have become conditioned to unfathomable and unbearable heartbreak. Steve’s words ring so true and cut so deep. https://t.co/Rb5uwSTxty
Missy Elliott sent love and light amid these “trying times” and prayed that some peace would be restored after the devastation in Uvalde.
We living in some TRYING TIMES… It’s Heavy…😞I am praying for everyone that is struggling MENTALLY/FINANCIALLY/PHYSICALLY that some PEACE be RESTORED! So many in the world is dealing with pain & I don’t have the answers but I send you LOVE virtually💜🙏🏾
Becky G said “enough is enough” while Gabrielle Union stressed that it’s “been enough” for centuries.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Just last week a targeted mass shooting at a market in Buffalo and now a school shooting in Uvalde. Communities should be safe in their grocery stores, our CHILDREN should be safe in class! This has to end.
Thoughts and prayers aren’t enough. We need change. 💔