By: Teresa Mull
The singer “Madonna,” known for her lewd and vile songs and performances and for her desperate ploys to stay relevant, is now the latest self-proclaimed celebrity gun expert.
In a video the singer posted to social media (here), Madonna is sometimes seen wearing a blue ski mask over her face. She screams “wake up motherf*ckers!” and hangs up posters that say, “Wake up America” and “Gun control now.”
At one point, she declares: "Have you heard of this new vaccination for America? It's going to keep us all alive, it's going to keep us all safe. It's called gun control, OK? It's called gun safety, alright? New vaccination. It should be mandatory for all citizens."
In another post, the Queen of Raunch proclaims:
"Yes-people kill people, not guns. But the vast majority of people are not enlightened and guns are too easy to own. If they were outlawed then no one would feel the need to own a gun to protect themselves from those who have guns."
Madonna released a music video for “God Control” in 2019 that featured an eight-minute-long scene of a mass shooting in a nightclub. The Atlantic ran a story when the song and video debuted that said, “A graphic depiction of violence has served mostly to offend survivors of such violence.”
Patience Carter, a Pulse Nightclub shooting survivor, told TMZ at the time:
"As a survivor of gun violence, it was really hard to watch. For someone like me, who actually saw these images, who actually lived these images, to see them again dramatized for views (and) dramatized for YouTube, I feel like it was really insensitive.”
Of course, celebrities, who tend to be out-of-touch, liberal, and elitist, are infamous for these types of hypocritical stunts. Peter Suciu, noted previously in an article for GPM, “…[W]here would these movie stars be without the “blood,” guns, and violence they purportedly are so against?
“A public service announcement video made the rounds in 2013 in which Hollywood elites called for an end to gun violence. Soon after, some clever person intermixed the calls of ‘enough’ with footage from movies and TV shows featuring the same actors and actresses in violent gunplay, exposing their audacious hypocrisy.”
Teresa Mull (email@example.com) is editor of Gunpowder Magazine.