Congratulations, Twitter — you could have utterly perplexed Quinta Brunson.
The creator and star of “Abbott Elementary” tweeted Wednesday in response to the “wild” quantity of people that have requested her whether or not she would ever sort out the problem of college shootings on her ABC sitcom.
“Abbott Elementary” is a family-friendly, mockumentary-style present that takes place at an under-funded, predominantly Black college in Philadelphia.
“Wild how many individuals have requested for a college capturing episode of the present I write,” Brunson tweeted Wednesday, only a day after the bloodbath at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
“Persons are that deeply faraway from demanding extra from the politicians they’ve elected and are as an alternative demanding ‘leisure,’” she added. “I can’t ask ‘are yall okay’ anymore as a result of the reply is ‘no.’”
On Tuesday, Texas skilled its deadliest college capturing within the state’s historical past when a gunman opened hearth in an elementary college in Uvalde, killing at the least 19 youngsters and two lecturers.
The tragic occasion is only one of quite a few gun-related massacres which have occurred in the USA over the previous 20 years. The federal authorities has taken comparatively little motion on gun management regardless of widespread public demand for it, as within the 2018 March for Our Lives protest.
The issue has turn into so extreme that on Wednesday, the satirical web site The Onion’s entrance web page featured 21 stories about public massacres.