Within hours of the of the Santa Fe, Texas, high school shooting celebrities took to Twitter going at the NRA, demanding more gun control, and mocking condolences of prayer.
For example, when President Trump tweeted condolences based on the limited information available on the shooting at the time, Kathy Griffin responded by tweeting, “Go f*ck yourself.”
One minute later she tweeted:
We can't back down no matter what. The NRA has won in the past because we always move on with our daily lives and they don't – they focus on their agenda.
Fuck The NRA https://t.co/emxIXfjwcy
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 18, 2018
Judd Apatow responded to President Trump by claiming the NRA owns him:
The NRA owns you. You don’t take simple, logical steps to save lives because you want their money. You are an evil man. https://t.co/airgonfJto
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 18, 2018
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his condolences, pledging his own prayers and “the prayers of the American people.”
Michael Ian Black responded to Pence:
Go fuuuuuuuuuuuck yourself. https://t.co/MnbSxU6OEo
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) May 18, 2018
Gun control activist and actress Alyssa Milano said, “The gun lobby and gun manufacturers value profit over lives.”
More dead children.
WE CAN’T CONTINUE THIS MADNESS! WE ARE DONE!
We’re done with your—“the @NRA didn’t pull the trigger”—spin. We are done with your pity, thoughts and prayers.
You flooded America with guns.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) May 18, 2018
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his wife Heidi responded quickly to news of the shooting by making clear they were praying for all the students and first responders at Santa Fe High School they were met with a flurry of celebrity indignation.
Actress Julianne Moore demanded NRA-backed Republicans be voted out of office.
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) May 18, 2018
Modern Family executive producer Danny Zuker responded by telling calling Cruz a “worm” and telling him to “eat sh*t.” He then demanded more gun control:
Please eat all of the shit, you worm! Children’s blood is on YOUR hands. Gun control saves lives. We’ve seen that proven all over the world but I guess kids’ lives aren’t as important as money. I hope that hell you always preach about exists. No doubt you’ll find yourself there. https://t.co/rR285LgJzG
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) May 18, 2018
Conan O’Brien’s sidekick Andy Richter responded to President Trump giving remarks about the shooting, saying, “Who is he really with, though? The shooters or the ones who get shot?”
Who is he really with, though? The shooters or the ones who get shot? https://t.co/MD5PLcyAfz
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 18, 2018
TV producer Morgan J. Freeman responded to Cruz by tweeting, “YOU are the problem. YOUR PRAYERS are NOT the solution.”
YOU are the problem. YOUR PRAYERS are NOT the solution. https://t.co/HhHLOTBNCf
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) May 18, 2018
Rosie O’Donnell likewise responded to Cruz by tweeting:
— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 18, 2018
Parkland gun control activist gun control activist Cameron Kasky responded to news of the shooting by tweeting:
At least 8 students have been shot and killed at Santa Fe High School.
Prepare to watch the NRA boast about getting higher donations.
Prepare to see students rise up and be called ‘civil terrorists’ and crisis actors.
Prepare for the right-wing media to attack the survivors.
— Cameron Kasky (@cameron_kasky) May 18, 2018
Kasky’s tweet overlooks the fact that the record-breaking increase in NRA donations following the Parkland shooting was the result of an untold number of Americans rejecting the gun control push, including the gun campaign launched by Parkland students, Hollywood celebrities, and the establishment media.
It should be noted that the Santa Fe High School shooting also involved bombs. The Houston Chronicle quotes quotes a “senior law enforcement official” who said the suspected attacker “threw pipe bombs all in [the school].” The official said they have not confirmed if any of the bombs detonated.
Below is a roundup of Hollywood reaction to the fatal Santa Fe school shooting. Check back for updates.
“President Trump promises action after new high school shooting.” Yeah, we’ve heard that before, and he ended up speaking at the NRA a couple months later; Trump is always willing to sell out our children’s lives for money. https://t.co/xaWMiNOQtN
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) May 18, 2018
The 3rd school shooting in 8 days and the 22nd this year. At least 8 innocent are dead. Heartbreaking and senseless and it must stop. https://t.co/diRdMhOesf
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) May 18, 2018
And it will keep happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening & happening until our gutless politicians stand up to the #NRA & pass the sensible guns laws the majority of Americans want. https://t.co/335ET7EONk
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 18, 2018
Can we talk about Sandy Hook yet?
— )))David Cross((( (@davidcrosss) May 18, 2018
This ruthless, craven country. https://t.co/74789y7ACK
— David Simon (@AoDespair) May 18, 2018
We’ve become desensitized to violence against children. There is no greater threat to our humanity.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 18, 2018
Sending our children to school should not cause anxiety and fear. As always, broken hearted and miserable for the families of this tragedy. We DO NOT HAVE TO LIVE THIS WAY. Donate to @Everytown Call your reps and DEMAND CHANGE. #DoSomething https://t.co/n2C3ny4EuS
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) May 18, 2018
8 dead at Sante Fe High School.
Kids continue to die.
In November we must begin removing their power so we can replace corruption and death with action and progress.
— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) May 18, 2018
One group says common sense gun safety laws can save lives as they have in countless other countries. The other group (NRA, Repubs) say nothing can be done so just pray. Maybe it’s time to give the first group a chance? https://t.co/ptcQhV76lW
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 18, 2018
My heart goes out to all these kids and parents that have to live in terror when they send their kids off to school because we don’t have sensible gun laws in America because of the NRA and Republicans! https://t.co/RwtmhJxEda
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) May 18, 2018
How many FUCKING times do we need to do this?!!! How many FUCKING kids need to die? HOW MANY?!! Millions? https://t.co/2jSW3ST0hh
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) May 18, 2018
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) May 18, 2018
Forget your thoughts and prayers. You've been praying since Columbine. YOUR PRAYERS DON'T WORK. Can the rest of us rational thinking people actually try to do something about this now??? https://t.co/glvf8Bdqfu
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 18, 2018
More kids shot dead: At least eight people — and as many as 10 — have been killed in Santa Fe High School shooting
This is the third school shooting in 8 days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year https://t.co/H6dw9xSWux
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) May 18, 2018
Make America Not Engage In A Debate About Gun Control After Yet Another School Massacre Again
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 18, 2018
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