Taylor Swift has spoken of her grief over the latest “unfathomable” massacre, which left 19 schoolchildren dead in Uvalde, Texas.
Swift broke a months-long Twitter hiatus to share an impassioned video of Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr as the team prepared to play at the Dallas Mavericks arena, several hundred miles away. of the scene of the mass shooting at an elementary school.
“Filled with rage and grief, and so broken by the murders at Uvalde. By Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many more,” she wrote. “By the way we as a nation have become conditioned to unfathomable and unbearable grief. Steve’s words ring so true and are so profound.
Speaking ahead of Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Finals, Kerr declined to talk about the ball, but instead made an impassioned plea for gun control.
“When are we going to do something? I’m tired. I’m so tired of standing here and offering my condolences to the devastated families out there. I am so tired. Sorry. I am sorry. I’m tired of moments of silence. Enough,” he said, holding back tears. “There are 50 senators right now who are refusing to vote on HR8, which is a background check rule that the House passed a few years ago. He’s been sitting there for two years. And there’s a reason they won’t vote on it, to retain power.
Kerr, who won multiple titles as an athlete with the Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs before leading the Warriors dynasty, is a strong gun control activist.
“Are you going to put your own desire for power ahead of the lives of our children, our elderly and our worshippers? he added, calling the nation’s deadpan senators. “Because that’s what it looks like. That’s what we do every week. »
According to multiple reports, at least 19 children and 2 adults died when the 18-year-old shooter opened fire on Tuesday May 24 at Robb Elementary School. The shooter also died.
See Swift’s tweet below:
Filled with rage and grief, and so broken by the murders at Uvalde. By Buffalo, Laguna Woods and so many more. By the way we as a nation have become conditioned to unfathomable and unbearable grief. Steve’s words ring so true and are so profound. https://t.co/Rb5uwSTxty
—Taylorswift (@taylorswift13) May 25, 2022