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Kelly Clarkson Calls for Moment of Action & Change at Billboard Music Awards 2018 (Video)

Kelly Clarkson Calls for Moment of Action & Change at Billboard Music Awards 2018 (Video)

Kelly Clarkson opens the show with an emotional tribute to the victims of the Santa Fe shooting at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday (May 20) in Las Vegas.

The 36-year-old singer and the night’s host was asked to do a moment of silence at the top of the show, but she decided to do something different.

“Tonight, they wanted me to say that obviously we pray for all of the victims, we pray for their families, but they also wanted me to do a moment of silence. And I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working, like obviously,” Kelly said. “So why don’t we not do a moment of silence. Why don’t we do a moment of action, why don’t we do a moment of change, why don’t we change what’s happening, because it’s horrible.”

“Mamas and daddies should be able to send their kids to school, to church, to movie theaters, to clubs. You should be able to live your life without that kind of fear. So we need to do better because people are failing our children. We’re failing our communities, we’re failing our families,” she said.

Kelly concluded, “So instead of a moment of silence, I went to respect them and honor them with tonight… let’s have a moment of action. Let’s have a moment of change.”

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  • labman57

    “Why don’t we change what’s happening? Because it’s horrible.”

    The answer does not involve eliminating exits from school buildings (lest there’s a fire!), censoring TV shows or banning video games, nor arming teachers as though they are a “well-run militia”.
    Nor will it be solved with boilerplate condolences involving Donnie tweeting “thoughts and prayers”.

    It will require restricting the number and type of semi-automatic weapons that the general public can own, limiting ammunition purchases, banning extended magazines, holding parents accountable when their kids get their hands on loaded weapons kept in the home, and improving psychological counseling services for students and the public at-large.

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