See Matthew McConaughey’s Heartfelt Response To The Texas School Shooting

By Britta DeVore | 1 month ago

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With the world bursting at the seams following yesterday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, many celebrities, and politicians have come out with their very vocal stances on gun control. In a scene we’re far too comfortable with seeing and hearing about, a gunman strolled into an elementary school and opened fire, killing at least 19 children and two adults. Sparking outrage and upset over laws that have yet to be changed, people took to Twitter and Instagram to share their condolences to the victim’s families, while celebrities did the same. One of those famous names who came forward was fan-favorite actor, Matthew McConaughey.

The event hit especially close to home for Matthew McConaughey who hails from Uvalde. The actor spent his early childhood years in the town and holds on tightly to those cherished memories. Taking to Twitter to share his grief and disappointment, McConaughey called on his fellow countrymen to sit down and think about the effects their “rights” are causing us. He said it was a time for America to re-envision its value system and to better lay out what we hold dear as a country. Placing blame on all political parties, McConaughey tossed in some shame that no lawmakers have acted on any major decisions, leading to the numerous deaths mass shooters have caused this year. Finally, the actor sent his prayers to the families of the victims, offering more if they would be of any service to them. 

Matthew McConaughey isn’t alone in his social media push for change. The internet was abuzz with those in the limelight stepping up to their screens and sharing their disgust for the tragic actions and their hope for a better future. Fellow Texas native, Selena Gomez also shared her feelings on Twitter, writing that the children in the classrooms were only there in order to “get an education,” while the teacher was there just “doing her job.” This place, the actress and singer wrote, was meant to be a safe space for both, and “If children aren’t safe at school where are they safe?” As the comment section lit up, Gomez added more to her statement calling on those in power to “stop giving lip service” and to bring aid and help to those affected currently and those who will be affected in the future by gun violence.

America’s first family, the Kardashians, added their names to the ever-growing list of dismayed individuals alongside Selena Gomez and Matthew McConaughey. Kris and Kylie Jenner along with Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian all wrote their own responses to the saddening events, calling on lawmakers to do more and echoing Gomez’s terror for children who are expecting safety when they walk the hallways of their schools. Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift also chimed in, sharing her grief for not only the murdered children and adults at the elementary school but also those who lost their lives at the recent shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods.

As Matthew McConaughey said, this is a time for America to sit down and make some hard decisions. Whether those sway in the favor of many celebrities or not remains to be seen. Our condolences go out to those affected by gun violence including the families now grieving in Uvalde, Texas.