Oprah Winfrey Praises The Survivors Of The Florida School Shooting
Oprah Winfrey, as well as Amal Clooney, have nothing but kind words for the survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Winfrey said the teenagers who are leading the organization, March For Our Lives, are the "warriors of the light" and compared them to pioneers in the civil rights movement.
When the students at Parkland High School began protesting for gun control, Oprah said it was a "proud moment." The talk show host claimed it was the same thing which happened in the 1950's and the 1960's with the civil rights movement involving the rights and freedoms of African-Americans.
Winfrey claimed the young people are not willing to tolerate what our ancestors have endured for such a long time. She said they're willing to "die for it."
The topic of the Florida survivors came when Oprah was in the middle of promoting the upcoming movie, A Wrinkle In Time, which was directed by Ava DuVernay and features herself, Mindy Kaling, and Reese Witherspoon.
Celebrity Insider reported last week that Amal and George Clooney donated $500,000 to the March For Our Lives fund , an association dedicated to bringing a stop to gun violence.
Oprah, as well, donated the same number of funds. As you may know, the shooting which took place on the 14th of February at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left around 17 people dead and sparked calls for action in Congress.
Citizens of the USA are getting tired of constant school shootings and are ready for change, with some expecting Donald Trump to take charge. However, Trump, for the most part, has been unwilling to admit the need for regulation.
In fact, Winfrey discussed the tweets issued by the president, Donald Trump.
In a tweet which we have for you above, the president can be seen criticizing Winfrey for being "insecure" and tainting facts. The former talk show host admitted "nobody wants to be hate-tweeted," especially by the US president.