Texas school shooting: Chris Evans, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Priyanka Chopra say ‘Enough!’; Hollywood stars condemn shooting, demand change the laws to end gun violence | English Movie News

A host of Hollywood stars such as Chris Evans, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Andy Cohen, Olivia Rodrigo, Mindy Kaling, Simu Liu have, Elizabeth Banks and many others have spoken out demanding change to laws to end gun violence after 19 students and two adults were killed in a school shooting in Texas.

On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman named Salvador Ramos opened fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and killed 18 children and a school teacher. According to reports, the school serves about 570 children in second through fourth grades, 90 per cent of which are Hispanic students.

Soon after the incident, several stars took to social media to condemn the government for not imposing stricter gun control laws.

“F***ING ENOUGH!!!,” tweeted ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans.

Singer Selena Gomez, who is from Texas, expressed her anger and frustration in tweets that read, “Today in my home state of Texas 18 innocent students were killed while simply trying to get an education. A teacher killed doing her job; an invaluable yet sadly underappreciated job.”

“If children aren’t safe at school where are they safe?” she asked and went on to add, “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.”

Singer Taylor Swift also tweeted about the ‘murders’ and shared an emotional video of basketball coach Steve Kerr’s speech. “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,” she wrote in a tweet.

Late-night host Andy Cohen also slammed those in power in his post that read, “What a f***ed up country this is. Take away women’s reproductive rights but give everybody a gun. What could go wrong.”

Singer Olivia Rodrigo called for “stricter gun control laws” during her performance at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and said, “I wish we would never have to worry about our safety or our lives at places that are dedicated to our learning and growing. I’m so heartbroken that this is the reality that we’re living in – and we need stricter gun control laws in America.”

Actress Mindy Kaling also shared a post that read, “It happens, and then life goes on. Then it happens again. And the only thing that changes – the literal only thing – is that it happens sooner and sooner.”

Joining the host of Hollywood stars was Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who shared a news clipping on her Instagram handle and wrote, “Condolences are not enough. There needs to be more done. So tragic.”

Swara Bhasker also shared her thoughts on the same and said, “What the hell is going on in the USA?!! This is horrific and tragic! Seems entirely avoidable too… why are gun laws not changing in the USA? 14 children dead in a school & only 10 days after the #Buffalo shooting. My heart goes out to the parents & families.”

A U.S. senator who came to Congress representing the Connecticut community where 26 elementary school students and educators were killed nearly a decade ago begged his colleagues Tuesday, as the latest school shooting unfolded, to pass legislation addressing the nation’s gun violence problem.

“What are we doing?” Murphy asked. The Democrat, who represented Newtown during his time as a U.S. congressman, urged his colleagues to find a compromise.

“I’m here on this floor to beg — to literally get down on my hands and knees — to beg my colleagues. Find a path forward here. Work with us to find a way to pass laws that make this less likely,” he said.

According to the latest reports on the Texas shooting, Lieutenant Chris Olivarez, in an interview with Fox News, “We do know that there were multiple children that did survive, that were injured. I do not have the exact number at this time.”

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