Selena Gomez Calls Out Politicians for Paying "Lip Service" to Gun Reform After Yet Another Mass Shooting

After yesterday’s mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas—the worst since Sandy Hook nearly 10 years ago—Texas native Selena Gomez took to social media to call on politicians to enact change.

“It’s so frustrating and I’m not sure what to say anymore. Those in power need to stop giving lip service and actually change the laws to prevent these shootings in the future,” said one of a series of tweets on Tuesday.

Though news of the fatal event struck a chord with people throughout the nation, the singer underscored her personal connection with Texas, which is the state where she was born and raised—namely in the city of Grand Prairie, roughly 360 miles northeast of Uvalde. “Today in my home state of Texas 18 innocent students were killed while simply trying to get an education. A teacher killed doing her job; an invaluable yet sadly under appreciated job. If children aren’t safe at school where are they safe?” Selena pleaded.

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