Taylor Swift Makes Rare Political Statement to Support Gun Reform
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A day before March for Our Lives, the '...Ready for It?' singer writes on Instagram, 'No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence.'

AceShowbiz - Taylor Swift isn't one who is keen to express her stance on political issues. That's why many people were disappointed when the country-turned-pop superstar didn't use her star power for positive influence during the 2016 election. The 28-year-old singer, however, has broken her own norm by addressing gun violence issues.

On Friday, March 23, she posted on Instagram the March For Our Lives logo ahead of the protest on Saturday. She wrote in the caption, "No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship."

She added, "I've made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform. I'm so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again."

In the wake of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, the student survivors organize the March for Our Lives event in Washington, D.C., calling for legislation "to effectively address the gun violence issues that are rampant in our country." Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande are expected to join the march in Washington and perform at the central event.

Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello were among other celebrities who have shown their support for the march. Selena posted on Instagram, "Protect kids, not guns! #MarchForOurLives," along with the march logo.

Protect kids, not guns! #MarchForOurLives

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Camila wrote on Twitter, "Tomorrow is #marchforourlives and it is SO important that we all join in and fight for change. no one should fear for their lives so we need to make sure that these tragic events never. happen. again. #iwillmarch."

George Clooney, meanwhile, praised the Parkland students in a letter published by The Guardian newspaper in London. "Congratulations on the incredible work you and all of your fellow students are doing to make the country a safer place," he wrote. "We both feel very strongly that this is your march. Your moment. Young people are taking it to the adults and that has been your most effective tool."

He added, "The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DC is a powerful message to the world that if we can't do something about gun violence then you will. The issue is going to be this, anyone you ask would feel proud to be interviewed by you but it's so much more effective if it's young people."

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