Texas school shooting: Olivia Rodrigo calls for gun control
Olivia Rodrigo took a moment at her concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday to talk about the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that killed two teachers and 19 children.
“I’m so devastated by the shooting that happened in Texas today,” the singer-songwriter told the crowd at the Greek Theater in Griffith Park, according to pictures captured by Rolling Stone journalist Tomás Mier, who previously worked at the Los Angeles Times.
“We should never have to worry about our safety or our lives in places dedicated to our learning and growth. And I’m so heartbroken that this is the reality we live in. And we need tougher gun control laws in America now.
On Tuesday, a gunman barricaded himself inside and opened fire on a fourth-grade class at Robb Elementary School. The massacre marks the deadliest school shooting in the United States since a gunman killed 20 first graders, four teachers, a principal and a school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut there. almost 10 years old.
Rodrigo commented on the tragedy during the first of two sold-out shows at the Greek Theater during the concert tour for his Grammy-winning debut album, “Sour.” The teenage pop sensation is set to perform there again on Wednesday night.
This is not the first time that the interpreter of “Driver’s license” has used his platform to express himself on a subject that is close to his heart. Amid reports that the Supreme Court is able to overturn Roe v. Wade, Rodrigo argued for abortion rights at a concert in Washington. Last summer, the 19-year-old entertainer visited the White House and encouraged young people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Rodrigo is among many public figures who have called for tougher gun laws, including Taylor Swift, Simu Liu, Quinta Brunson, Rachel Zegler, Amanda Gorman, Mario Lopez and Matthew McConaughey, who issued a statement of mourning for his home town of Uvalde.