Celebrity Hot Takes on the San Bernardino Massacre, Part II


In the wake of the mass-shooting terror attack in San Bernardino, California, celebrities continued sounding off on Twitter with demands for more gun control and derision for those offering prayers for the victims.

Ardent gun control activist Piers Morgan tweeted the link to his latest op-ed along with a summary of its thesis:

British actor and comedian John Cleese blasted the Republican pro-life position:

Comedian and gun control activist Amy Schumer encouraged people to text their support for gun control:

Actor and environmental activist Mark Ruffalo echoed Schumer’s suggestion:

Conan O’Brien’s comedian sidekick Andy Richter tweeted:

Richter continued to respond to this person, tweeting:

“The mentally ill are the problem” shout the over-armed, as the RW guts social services.

— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 2, 2015

Stats show that mentally ill are far more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators. It’s an easy Google

— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 2, 2015

And in too many places, before he opens fire, the mentally ill shooter is an open carry “good guy w a gun”

— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) December 2, 2015

Richter then offered this insight when more information about the shooting suspects was reported:

Dan Rather offered this:

Leftwing documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted statistics with the hashtags #fear #kill #nuts:

Will & Grace actress Debra Messing tweeted her opinion that only government officials should be armed with certain weapons:

Glee actor Darren Criss seemed to suggest that Americans shouldn’t be allowed to have guns at all:

Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted her support for the New York Daily New‘s front page denunciation of prayer and offered her own religious insights:

Like Silverman, Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson tweeted using the hashtag #GunControlNow:

Actress Lana Parrilla, Disney’s “Evil Queen” on ABC’s Once Upon A Time, echoed the sentiment:

Some celebrities showed their opinion by retweeting the words of others, like this tweet from Sen. Chris Murphy, which Ellen DeGeneres retweeted:

Actress Sarah Paulson retweeted this from comedian Billy Eichner:

Before calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment, gay activist Dan Savage blasted those offering prayers for the victims, including GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson and Breitbart News’ Ben Shapiro:

Not all celebrities rushed in to politicize the tragedy. In fact, some, like Lady Gaga and actress Eva Longoria, didn’t get the memo that offering prayers was verboten:


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