Last Saturday (U.S. time), March 24, thousands of people flocked to Washington, D.C. to take part in March For Our Lives, a march against gun violence. Several rallies throughout the United States and different parts of the world were held to call for an end to the persisting gun violence.
The movement was inspired by the tragic February 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 people dead.
Various music stars showed their support for the march who used their influence and wide social media reach to send the message that the movement tries to convey.
Among them were superstars Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga both of whom sponsored some of the 17 buses that traveled to the U.S. capital. The 17 buses represent the number people killed during the school shooting in Florida.
Our bus will be one of 17 buses, representing the lives lost in the Parkland shooting and those lost every day to gun violence. Join youth from @StreetCornerRes & so many more, marching for safer communities, this weekend & every day. I am proud to support them. #NeverAgain— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) March 24, 2018
On their respective social media accounts, Swift, Gomez, Cyrus, and Lopez shared their thoughts on the march as support for the rallies against gun violence.
No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship. I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.
Sending my LOVE and ENCOURAGEMENT to all the young people traveling from NY & across the country to #MarchForOurLives with @MTV & @NAACP. THANK YOU for standing up & speaking out against gun violence #ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/Oe2svCSWvW— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) March 23, 2018
Most of the time, we listen to our favorite music stars because of the beautiful music that they give us. But this time around, we hear from them a different kind of tune, something that we should all pay closer attention to.
What are your thoughts on #MarchForOurLives against gun violence. Let us know in the comments section!