On Saturday, alongside almost a million people, many stars were also in attendance at the protests against gun violence that took place all across the country! At the ‘March for Our Lives’ in Washington Demi Lovato performed her touching song Skyscraper for the crowd trying to make a change.
Wilmer Valderrama was blown away by the singer’s fantastic rendition of the song, praising her performance.
‘She is a hero. She is a hero to young men and women out there. I think that she is literally the image of recovery and getting their life together, so I am excited that she is there and for this historic moment for young people too,’ he gushed.
In addition to that, the man also expressed how excited he was to see such a big number of fellow Hollywood celebrities use their platform and voices to finally speak up about the gun control issue.
‘They used to tell us when we were young and entering the industry, ‘Oh you are an actor, don’t get involved in politics.’ But then you realize politics affect policy and policy affects humankind. It is really important as citizens, as people in general, that you actually get involved. So I think that is why it is so exciting to see that so many people are lending their voices, but most importantly, their platform for other people’s voices, because we got to just be amplifying the people’s word and the people’s spirit.’
Valderrama is very familiar with gun violence unfortunately which is exactly why this fight is so personal.
‘I grew up in Venezuela, and you grow up with a reality – the six o’clock news, you are talking about machine guns, and you are talking about hits. It is a rude awakening when you wake up to that reality, specifically, you are nine, 10, 11 years old in Venezuela knowing this is normal to you. And coming to the US, a land that has allowed us to have the freedom to be anything we can be…We should not have to worry about that while we are dreaming out loud,’ the star shared.