Oprah Winfrey Praises Parkland School Survivors’ Protests: ‘It’s An Evolving Moment For Our Country’

Oprah Winfrey is proud of students standing up against gun violence following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

The queen of all media shared her thoughts on the gun-control debate in light of the Parkland, Florida, shooting during a press junket for “A Wrinkle in Time”.

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“It’s an evolving moment for our country: The same thing happened, as you know, back in the ’50s and ’60s for the civil rights movement,” Winfrey told the Associated Press on Saturday. “Young people said, ‘We will not tolerate what our ancestors have tolerated. We have had enough and we’re willing to fight for it and willing to march in the streets for it and, if necessary, die for it.’”

Winfrey, 64, continued to praise the students on the ground. “These young people get to be literally warriors of the light,” she said. “That’s what they’re trying to do. They’re trying to — through their voices, through the March For Our Lives — say, ‘We will not let this happen again. We are going to do what we can to banish the darkness.’”

The “A Wrinkle in Time” actress was joined by her co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling.

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Witherspoon previously addressed the aftermath of the horrific shooting last week on Instagram:

The senseless violence of the school shooting resonated with countless celebrities, who shared their condolences and opinions on social media.

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