Iconic singer Madonna with her boyfriend Ahlamalik Williams during celebrations of her 62nd birthday. (Photo from Google)
Sourced from Yahoo News by Tracy Cabrera
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has impacted the lives of millions of Americans in the United States with a total of more than 31.7 million cases and 567,000 deaths, a new vaccination was declared by pop celebrity Madonna in her post in social media.
“It’s called GUN CONTROL!” she said.
Madonna spoke her mind in reaction to the spate of shootings and incidents of violence spreading across the North American continent with several people, including young children, being killed by gunmen who, some say, may have been deeply and emotionally affected by the unabated health crisis that has triggered lockdowns and restrictions as well as an economic crisis that saw many businesses closed down.
The 62-year-old singer, who popularized the 80s hit ‘Material Girl’, took to Instagram on Saturday to post a series of photos and videos advising Americans to “wake up” in response to the chronic gun violence becoming prevalent in the US.
“There’s a new vaccination!” Madonna captioned her first post. “It’s called GUN CONTROL! Should be mandatory. It will SAVE LIVES!”
In an NSFW video, Madonna wore a bright blue balaclava while she plasters signs reading ‘#WAKEUPAMERICA’ and ‘#GUNCONTROLNOW’ across Los Angeles.
“Have you heard of this new vaccination for America? It’s going to keep us all alive. It’s going to keep us all safe. It’s called gun control,” she reiterated to the camera with a paint roller in hand.
“OK? It’s called gun safety. A new vaccination. Should be mandatory. We’re all citizens,” she added.
In a follow-up post, the iconic singer went into more detail regarding police violence. Posing in front of the signs she put up on a Los Angeles street, the singer spoke about recent cases in which young men of color have been killed by police officers.
“Adam Toledo was 13 years old, Daunte Wright was 20! The officers who killed them are only being charged with manslaughter. This is insanity. Horrific. And yet it has become normalized in our society,” she wrote.
She went on to write that “the vast majority of people are not enlightened and guns are too easy to own,” and argued that officers should go to jail without trial.
“Yes, people kill people, not guns. If they were outlawed then no one would feel the need to own a gun to protect themselves from those who have guns. As for police killing innocent children, shooting and suffocating and brutalizing innocent people, they should go immediately to jail for the rest of their lives. No trial, no corrupt justice system,” she wrote in a lengthy caption.
The singer’s comments about gun control came just days after she got into a heated argument on Instagram with a follower regarding gun control, Complex reported.
After posting a clip on gun violence statistics, Madonna wrote “There have been over 130 mass shootings in the U.S. so far and we’ve only gotten to April. A tragedy made all the more tragic because there is (a) solution. It’s called Gun Control! Wake up America! History just keeps repeating itself.”
However, one commenter shot back: “You live behind high walls of protection. You do not live in the real world.”
In response, Madonna wrote, “I don’t have any security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is. I dare you.”
“You know nothing about me or my life,” she continued. “The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect the people. But police are protected by judges and the criminal justice system, which is a joke because there is no justice if you are a person of color.”
“Of course your name is Karen,” Madonna added, poking fun at the commenter’s name.
Known as the Queen of Pop, Madonna has been going almost nonstop since her career took off in the 1980s, playing stadiums all over the world and touring all over the place. But she has started to slow things down a little bit, giving her a chance to focus on her family life.
She is currently in a relationship with 26-year-old dancer and choreographer Ahlamalik Williams since 2019. (AI/MTVN)