The Texas shooting incident on 24th May, in Uvalde, shook the whole world. The shooting took place in a Rob elementary school where an 18-years-old man killed 19 children and two adults. Later, a border patrol agent shot him. This day marked a sad day for Americans. This has led to many high-profile celebrities raising their voices against the current Law and order of America. They have questioned America’s gun rights and even spoke against the Republican Government of America. Among those high-profile celebs, Mathew McConaughey was the first to speak about the incident.
Mathew McConaughey Visits His Hometown To Pay Condolences
The 52-years-old actor was born in a Texas town. His mother was a school teacher in a school, just a mile away from the crime scene. Mathew McConaughey spoke up against the painful incident by saying “control” the “epidemic” of school shootings.
Uvalde, Texas, USA. pic.twitter.com/0iULRGtREm
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) May 25, 2022
“Once again we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us.” He continued, “As Americans, Texans, mothers, and fathers, it’s time we re-evaluate and renegotiate our wants from our needs,” he continued in part. “We have to rearrange our values and find a common ground above this devastating American reality that has tragically become our children’s issue.”
Actor Mathew McConaughey traveled to his hometown to pay condolences to the victims of the mass massacre. The “Fool’s Gold” actor was seen with Rep. Tony Gonzalez leaving the Uvalde civic center. He denied answering any questions from Fox News Digital on his way.
The Duchess Of Sussex Pays Her Respect As Well
Recently Meghan Markle also visited Texas on Thursday to pay her respects to the 21 victims of the heinous shootout. The former actress along with her husband Prince Harry and their two children traveled to Texas. According to her spokesman, she visited Texas in her personal role as a mother to express her support in person to a “community experiencing unimaginable grief.”
On the other side, some renowned musicians pulled out of performing at the National Rifle Association (NRA) conference on Friday in Houston, Texas following the ruthless shooting. The singers include Don McLean, Lee Greenwood, Larry Gatlin, and Larry Stewart. In the conversation between Greenwood and Fox News Digital being a gun owner himself, Greenwood felt ashamed to play in the convention.
“My performance at the NRA would have been deemed [that] I’m endorsing the gun that killed the children,” Greenwood explained. “And I thought that was just in not only bad taste, but out of respect of the families that lost their children and the teachers that were killed, would just be in really bad taste. And so we did notify the NRA that we’re not going to play their convention.”