logo

Tim McGraw reacts to kids at gun control protests. Do you feel the same way?

Rebelander Basilan
Mar 29, 2018
01:28 A.M.

The country music star voiced his support for stricter gun control in the United States.

Advertisement

As reported by Country Music Nation, Tim McGraw called children who joined the gun control protests 'an inspiration.'

On Instagram, the 50-year-old singer shared a video of nine-year-old Yolanda Renee King speaking to a massive crowd of marchers.

The granddaughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Spread the word! Have you heard? All across the nation, we are going to be a great generation!"

McGraw shared the video and added a caption that read: 'These kids are an inspiration. They are the hope of our world. No matter what, you have to applaud and appreciate their spirit, and their fortitude! I say right on!'

Advertisement

This comment didn't sit well with some of the singer's fans, who doesn't agree with retailer's raising the purchasing age for firearms to 21.

McGraw and his wife, Faith Hill, have been vocal about their views on gun rights in the United States. They expressed their stance in an interview with Billboard in November 2017.

The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida has sparked yet another heated discussion over gun control in the United States.

Advertisement

It also highlighted the sensitive relationship between gun rights and country music. The genre has a deep cultural and economic ties to the gun industry.

According to Rolling Stone, guns have long existed as a guiding symbol in country music. Guns play a large role in the genre's outlaw mythology.

This connection is apparent from the classic Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash to contemporary songs like Gunpowder and Lead by Miranda Lambert.

The March For Our lives protests were held across the country in support of stricter gun regulations.

McGraw's post supporting the events drew 16,000 likes and nearly 500 comments in just 24 hours.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Blake Shelton ‘Never Imagined’ Toby Keith’s Death — Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, & More Mourn Icon’s Loss

February 07, 2024

Blake Shelton ‘Never Imagined’ Toby Keith’s Death — Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, & More Mourn Icon’s Loss

February 06, 2024

Is There Still Hope for Prince Harry & Prince William's Relationship Years Into Their Rift?

February 14, 2024

This Girl Is the Only Daughter of a 'Knots Landing' Star & Singer, Who Has Been in Love for More than 30 Years

October 26, 2023

Rosalynn Carter Was ‘Coming to the End’ but Still Held Hands with Her Husband — She Died at 2:10 p.m at Their Home

November 21, 2023

Prince Harry Once Said He Wants His Father Back — Inside Their Relationship as Charles' Diagnosis Is Revealed

February 07, 2024

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Passed Away Almost 2 Months Since She Was Last Seen in Public

November 19, 2023

Conan Gray's Ethnicity: Singer's Interracial Parents Partly Raised Him in Japan

November 11, 2023

Dolly Parton Defends Elle King After Her Drunken Tribute Performance — Details

February 13, 2024

I Left My Girlfriend When I Found Out That She Was Pregnant – Some People Blame Me, Others Support Me

February 19, 2024

Prince Harry Responded to Rumors That He Is Not King Charles’ Real Son – Why People Think He Is Illegitimate

February 09, 2024

Toby Keith's Wife Worked at Oil Company before They Married — She Fought for His Life like a 'Trooper'

February 06, 2024

Robbers Tricked a Cop – Story of the Day

February 06, 2024

These 5 Girls Are '90s Idols and One of Whom Is Married to a Famous Soccer Player – Quiz

December 20, 2023