Kelly Clarkson fought through tears and demanded action — not silence — to ensure that school massacres around the country stop, during a cold open at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20.
Texas native Kelly Clarkson, who has four children of her own, cried and said she refused to hold a moment of silence for the Santa Fe High School shooting victims at the Billboard Music Awards, in a cold open that was supposed to be a moment of silence for those who died in the horrific Sante Fe High School shooting on May 18. On Sunday, May 20, Kelly spoke with anger, as well as sadness, and said, “Once again, we’re grieving for more kids. We want to pray for all the victims, for all their families” … “I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working. Obviously. Let’s have a moment of action. A moment of change.” And we couldn’t agree with her more! To watch Kelly’s full speech, click on the video below.
As we previously reported, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been charged with capital murder after opening fire inside Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday morning, May 18, killing 9 students and 1 teacher. Dimitrios, who is now in police custody, was reportedly wearing uniform-like attire with Nazi and World War II emblems on it at the time of the massacre.
Our hearts go out to all the victims in the Santa Fe community and their families. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/7ejLAd8nKk
— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) May 21, 2018
While our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those affected by this horrific shooting, we also hope that concrete action to make guns less available to minors like Dimitrios, plus other gun safety legislation will be passed to help save lives.