Katy Perry admitted to being “scared” by the most recent shooting at a Maryland mall this weekend that ended with three people dead. The star took to Twitter to tell both her fans and the public at large that something needs to be done in order to make “actual change” and to stop the gun violence that continues to devastate the U.S. UPI News reports this Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, that the 29-year-old celebrity is telling the world she is in fact truly saddened and even frightened to attend public events because of the threat that these shooters continue to pose to society.
Soon after the star’s post on the popular social media site this Saturday, “Katy Perry shooting scared” began to trend on major search engines like Bing and Yahoo, bringing to mind that these shocking bouts of gun violence that hit headlines leave a real impact amongst everyone. Perry is now asking for her fans to consider what must be done to make a positive difference and counteract this progressive hostility. In essence, she is pleading for the violence to stop.
"Is anyone else really sad about the constant stream of shootings and how normal it's becoming to see these headlines on a weekly basis?" the 29-year-old posted this weekend.
The “Unconditionally” singer went on to say:
"Scared to go to school? Scared to go to the mall? Scared to go to the movies? Me too. When will there be ACTUAL change? How many more?!" wrote Perry. "You and I both know this is getting embarrassing...My heart goes out to ALL the victims & their families this week. I pray for change."
Her tweet was soon favorited and re-tweeted thousands of times in a matter of hours.
The final impetus for Perry’s remark on the shooting statement came from a violent incident this Saturday morning. A lone gunman was said to open fire at a local mall in Maryland. The shooter killed two others before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide.
Adds the press release:
“Katy Perry isn't the only celebrity to speak out after the shooting. CNN anchor Piers Morgan, who has been open about his support for gun control legislation in the past, responded to Perry and invited her to appear on his show.”
What do you think can be done to bring an end to the sad gun violence that still plagues both the U.S. and the world? Is it possible that well-known and well-followed celebrities like Perry speaking out on these important matters might make a substantial impact in preventing these tragedies?