Selena Gomez is heartbroken over Texas school shooting.
“Today in my home state of Texas 18 innocent students were killed while simply trying to get an education,” she said on Instagram some hours after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, 83 miles west of San Antonio. (The count has since been updated to 19 students and two teachers killed.) The senseless murder of so many left Selena, 29, in a state of shock. “If children aren’t safe at school, where are they safe?” she asked.
Those in power need to stop giving lip service and actually change the laws to prevent these shootings in the future”
“It’s so frustrating, and I’m not sure what to say anymore. Those in power need to stop giving lip service and actually change the laws to prevent these shootings in the future,” wrote the singer and actress. Selena then included a link to Everytown, a group that claims to be “the largest gun violence prevention organization in America.”
Other stars who expressed their grief, rage, and confusion over the shooting include Taylor Swift (“Filled with rage and grief, and so broken by the murders in Uvalde”), Chris Evans (“F-CKING ENOUGH!!!!”), Kylie Jenner (“Breaks my heart for these families”).
“Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us,” wrote Matthew McConaughey, who hails from Uvalde, Texas, after the shooting. “We cannot exhale once again, make excuses, and accept these tragic realities as the status quo.” McConaughey, 52, said that gun violence in America is “an epidemic we can control, and whichever side of the aisle we may stand on, we all know we can do better.”