Hollywood celebrities wasted no time capitalizing on the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, urging voters and lawmakers to support more gun control while blaming the shooting on Republicans and other supporters of Second Amendment rights.
Celebrities like Alyssa Milano, Rob Reiner, Elizabeth Banks, Bette Midler, Piper Perabo and Stephen King all took advantage of the incident to utter familiar Democratic refrains.
“Fuck the GOP and their obsession with guns,” Milano tweeted.
“When you walk into the voting booth this fall, VOTE GUN CONTROL,” King wrote.
“Lawmakers must act to restrict gun ownership in sensible ways. Action. Laws,” Perabo urged.
As Breitbart News reported, a gunman killed 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. Authorities identified the shooter as Salvador Ramos, an 18-year-old man who resided in Uvalde. They said Ramos is now dead and believed to have been killed by responding officers.
“Texans across the state mourn the victims of this senseless crime and the community of Uvalde,” Gov. Gregg Abbott (right) said in a statement. “Cecilia and I mourn this horrific loss and urge all Texans to come together to show our unwavering support for all who are suffering.”
Hollywood stars instead used the incident to score political points.
Actress Alyssa Milano blamed the shooting on Republicans, as did actor-director Rob Reiner.
Fuck the GOP and their obsession with guns.
Kiss my ass, @tedcruz.
HOW MANY CHILDREN MUST DIE? https://t.co/4yavUTDQYq
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 24, 2022
The blood of every child who dies from gun violence in this country is in the hands of the Republican Party.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) May 24, 2022
Actress Julliane Moore shared a message from gun control activist Shannon Watts.
Veep and Seinfeld Star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has also supported the gun control efforts of leftist group Everytown.
Our children deserve #MoreThanThoughtsAndPrayers elected leaders to protect them from armed violence.
Join the movement to #EndGunViolence: Text ACT to 644-33. https://t.co/UiZMdhlZaF
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) May 24, 2022
pulp Fiction Star Rosannna Arquette pointed to “Retrumplikkans”. She also demanded more gun control.
Evil Racist Gun Shooting Retrumplikkans who claim to love children’s lives when in fact they couldn’t care less
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) May 24, 2022
So many children in America also commit suicide because of sickening bullying, Racistanti Lgbtq. Stress, pressure and deep fear assault their minds every day. That’s enough. It affects their mental health.#GunControlNow
— ✌🏼rosanna arquette (@RoArquette) May 24, 2022
The hunger Games Star Elizabeth Banks has urged voters to support more gun control. “DO SOMETHING,” she tweeted.
Vote like your kids lives depend on it because they fucking do. How much more? DO SOMETHING https://t.co/IA9Di6ALjG
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 24, 2022
Author Stephen King ordered voters to support gun control in the fall’s midterm elections.
The outrage of 2 days on Twitter is not enough. When you step into the voting booth this fall, VOTE GUN CONTROL.
—Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 24, 2022
Paramount Network Yellowstone star Piper Perabo has pleaded with lawmakers to pass more gun restrictions.
Lawmakers must act to restrict gun ownership in sensible ways. Stock. Laws.
It is sickening grief. https://t.co/WcEuVh7Ord
— Piper Perabo (@PiperPerabo) May 24, 2022
Actress and former talk show host Rosie O’Donnell said her reaction was short and full of rage.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 24, 2022
FX Y: The Last ManAmber Tamblyn tweeted, “How can this country continue to abide by gun laws in this country? How?”
14 children. Kill. 3rd and 4th graders.
How can this country continue to abide by the gun laws in this country? How?
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 24, 2022
NBC The west wing actor Josh Malina also demanded action.
How many more of these stories before we care enough to act? https://t.co/gIo2OjUHil
– (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) May 24, 2022
Other stars went wild emotionally. by Disney Captain America star Chris Evans tweeted, “FUCKING ENOUGH!!!!”
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 24, 2022
by Disney Hocus Pocus 2 star Bette Midler has strangely linked gun rights and abortion.
WHAT ARE WE DOING IN THE NAME OF GOD? THIS MUST CHANGE! THIS NATION IS FULL OF PEOPLE WHO CAN’T CONTROL THEIR WORST IMPULSES AND THE INNOCENT ALWAYS PAY THE PRICE! DON’T SAVE FETUS JUST TO MAKE THEM DIE AT SCHOOL BECAUSE YOU LOVE YOUR WEAPONS MORE THAN YOUR LIFE! FOR SHAME!!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) May 24, 2022
Actor Michael McKean has challenged the idea of American exceptionalism.
Oh, America is exceptional, okay.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) May 24, 2022
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