Scooter Braun was in attendance at the Music Business Association’s Music Biz conference, and during an interview with CNN, the celeb manager talked about making a change and influencing others to do the same. He talked about gun control after receiving the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award.
The man was honored for his role in organizing the One Love Manchester benefit concert which followed the tragic bombing at Ariana Grande’s show.
Not only that, but Braun also helped put together Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief telethon meant to help out all of the victims of Hurricane Harvey, Maria as well as Irma.
‘This town could make a difference. And I know there are many people here who were nervous to do something after Las Vegas – and I get it. You are trying to feed your family, I get it. But go to the local university, go down to Belmont and talk to these kids and ask them what they are going to do in 20 years, and find out what side of history you are going to be on,’ the manager said.
He went on: ‘And if you actually listen to these kids you might have the bravery to do something and be on the right side of history. This is a simple one – our kids should not be scared in schools.’
As a result, Braun asked the audience to support ‘serious, serious background checks for guns.’
Back in February, he opened up about the Manchester bombing while on the podcast, Big Questions With Cal Fussman.
‘When she [Ariana Grande] found out fans of hers had died, she was so sad. I mean, she cried for days. There was nothing that could stop us. She felt every pain. Every face they announced, every name – she wore it on her sleeve, like, every bit of emotion, because that is who she is,’ he shared.