Madonna isn’t letting up on her campaign to end gun violence in the U.S.
On Saturday, the legendary pop superstar took to Instagram and shared a video showing her hanging posters along city streets with the two hashtags: #wakeupamerica and #guncontrolnow.
Later in the day, the Material Girl shared a series of photos of herself posing in front of her #guncontrolnow handy work on the street, along with some more powerful statements in favor of more gun safety measures.
Waling the talk: Madonna, 62, continued to promote #wakeupamerica and #guncontrolnow with a new video and photos showing her hanging campaign posters on city streets
The Michigan native, 62, hit the streets looking fashionable in an all-black outfit that included a t-shirt that read: ‘Wake up America’ on the front and black-patterned leggings.
In the video, Madonna is also wearing a blue beanie cap over her platinum blonde tresses as she joins a few others in hanging posters along a number of walls and construction sites.
Towards the back end of the 1:21 clip, the Rebel Heart singer looked straight into the camera to make her pitch for change, when it comes to guns and gun safety.
‘Beware of this new vaccination for America to keep us all alive; it’s gonna keep us all safe. It’s called gun control, okay? It’s called gun safety, alright?’ the singer-songwriter said while standing in front of a couple of posters she had just hung on the street.
‘New vaccination — it should be mandatory. We’re all citizens,’ she added with the sounds of ‘wake up’ echoing in the background.
Her take: The pop superstar referenced two of the more recent police shootings of unarmed Black males in making her case for more gun safety measures, all while calling out the corruption of the legal system
On several occasions, the Rebel heart singer covered her face with her blue beanie cap
Making a statement: The Borderline star looked stylish in an all black ensemble consisting of patterned leggings, long coat, boots and a ‘Wake Up America’ t-shirt
Taking a stand: Madonna didn’t try to dress up her true feelings about ‘gun control’ being used go curb the rapid rise in mass shootings in the U.S.
About four hours later, on Saturday, Madonna addressed a couple of the more recent police shootings of unarmed Black males.
‘Adam Toledo was 13 years old, Daunte Wright was 20! The Officers who killed them are only being charged with manslaughter. This is insanity. Horrific,’ she began in the caption.
‘And yet it has become normalized in our society. 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.’
She ended by adding, ‘As for Police killing innocent children. Shooting and suffocating and brutalizing innocent people………… They should go immediately to jail for the rest of there lives. No trial, no corrupt justice system. #enoughisenough #wakeupamerica #guncontrolnow @everytown’
Campaign: The video showed Madonna helping paste posters promoting #wakeupamerica #guncontrolnow
On a mission: The True Blue star urged Americans to ‘wake up!’ when it comes to guns
Madonna’s street campaign comes just days after has hit back at an Instagram user who criticized her for posting a video of the death of Daunte Wright, alongside a politically-charged caption calling for gun control in America.
The entertainer had warned followers Tuesday that the footage of Wright, 20, being shot by veteran officer Kimberly Potter, 48, was ‘deeply upsetting’ as she criticized Police Chief Tim Gannon’s explanation of it being an ‘accident.’
An Instagram follower by the name of Karen Gayler then attacked Madonna for her stance on gun control in the comments section, claiming the superstar was a hypocrite, saying ‘I bet you have people with guns to protect you and your family.’
Crossing the Borderline: Madonna snapped at troll on Tuesday who criticized her for posting video of Daunte Wright being shot by cop
‘If you take the guns away criminals will ALWAYS find weapons,’ Karen commented under Madonna’s post, adding: ‘You live behind high walls with protection. You do not live in the real world. Criminals do not fear police, judges, or jail.’
However, Madonna promptly snapped back in a scathing reply: ‘B***h I don’t have any security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is. I dare you.’
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee continued: ‘You know nothing about me or my life. The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect the people. But police are protected by judges and the criminal justice system which is a joke because there is no justice if you are a person of color.’
Ouch: An Instagram follower by the name of Karen Gayler then attacked Madonna in the comment section, suggesting the star had armed guards protecting her
As a parting shot, Madonna added, ‘Of course your name is Karen’ – referencing the fact that the name ‘Karen’ has now become synonymous with pushy, entitled middle-aged women – and more recently, racist ones who target people of color.
It is not yet clear what charges Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter will face over the death of the 20-year-old black man but multiple sources told KSTP they could be filed on Wednesday.
Both Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned on Tuesday two days after Wright was shot dead after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags.
Post: The entertainer had warned followers Tuesday that the footage of Wright, 20, being shot by veteran officer Kimberly Potter, 48, was ‘deeply upsetting’
Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned on Tuesday, two days after the 20-year-old black man was shot dead after he was pulled over for what police said were expired license plate tags
Potter, a white veteran police officer, shot dead 20-year-old Daunte Wright, during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday after allegedly confusing her gun for a taser
On Monday, Madonna had posted another Instagram post about the incident, as she called for gun control in a caption alongside a picture of herself behind a shattered glass from a bullet.
‘There have been over 130 mass shootings in the U.S. so far and we’ve only gotten to April,’ the singer began in her caption.
‘A Tragedy made all the more tragic because there is. Solution. It’s called Gun Control! Wake up America! History just keeps repeating itself. #wakeup #guncontrol’
In July last year, Madonna herself was called a ‘Karen’ as a slur after she re-posted coronavirus conspiracy theories online. The post was flagged by Instagram for containing misinformation and eventually taken down.
‘Wake up’: Madonna has been posting messages on Instagram, calling for gun control across America over the last few days