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”.
“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.
Witherspoon previously addressed the aftermath of the horrific shooting last week on Instagram:
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Watching the sunset with my boy, thinking about the families that lost their precious kids this week. So many innocent lives gone, in a second…while they were in their school, where they are supposed to be safe. We ALL have to work harder to find common sense solutions for the safety of the children in our country and the world. Enough is enough. @everytown @marchforourlives
The senseless violence of the school shooting resonated with countless celebrities, who shared their condolences and opinions on social media.