Pop singer Kesha responded to the June 11 death of former The Voice contestant Christina Grimmie by demanding “gun control” for law-abiding citizens.
Breitbart News previously reported that Grimmie was shot and fatally wounded in a murder-suicide during an autograph session following a June 10 concert in Orlando, Florida. According to The Hollywood Reporter, little is known about the gunman except for the fact that he “traveled from another city in Florida to Orlando to confront [Grimmie].” He shot himself after shooting her.
E! News reports that Kesha reacted to Grimmie’s death by lamenting the fact that more gun laws have not been passed. E! News quoted an Instagram post in which Kesha wrote, “I’m shocked and horrified. And angry. How many times are we as a nation going to read a horrific story like this, where someone uses a gun to kill an innocent person, and DO NOTHING. I demand gun control.”
UK’s Mirror shows that this same anti-gun sentiment is widespread among Grimmie fans. They quoted an anonymous Grimmie fan who tweeted, “Sending love and prayers to Christina Grimmie and her family. Spread the world and make the guns get banned!!! #PrayForChristina #banguns.” And another who wrote, “Wake up America. How many more innocent people have to die before guns are banned? Shine bright Christina, such a tragedy. #RIPChristina.”
A sampling of other tweets from Grimmie fans include:
oh my god I used to watch christina grimmie when I was younger… this is so devastating why are guns not banned?????? it's 2016???
— helena (@helena_xv) June 11, 2016
TBH I never knew Christina but it's sad that she got shot 3 times. I think guns should be banned from everywhere. #RIPChristinaGrimmie
— Gabby✨//16 (@interacialbiebs) June 11, 2016
#RIPchristina what is happening to this world, Christina was my idol and to hear this is just horrible guns should be banned everywhere.
— Shakira_NHC_Creegan (@creegan_shakira) June 11, 2016
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.