On stage Sunday night at Lollapalooza, Kacey Musgraves called for somebody to “(expletive) do something” in the aftermath of deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
The Grammy Award-winning country songwriter lauded those brave enough to attend the Chicago festival, despite the country seeing 251 mass shootings in 216 days.
“I don’t know what the answer is but obviously something has to be (expletive) done,” Musgraves said. “Maybe somebody will hear us if we all yell together and say ‘somebody (expletive) do something.'”
In Dayton early Sunday, a shooting spree at an entertainment district left nine dead and more than two dozen injured. A rampage Saturday at a Walmart jammed with back-to-school shoppers in El Paso, Texas left 22 dead and 24 injured.
Musgraves, a Texas native, elaborated on her comments Sunday night on Twitter, writing that “We all need music & each other more than ever right now but how many of us will have to die before SOMEBODY (expletive) DOES SOMETHING. Heart broken for El Paso & Dayton.”
On Twitter, the 30-year-old urged President Donald Trump to “become a hero” and shepherd change amid the reoccurring violence.
“Don’t you hear us,@realDonaldTrump?” she wrote. “Don’t you hear our pain? You have the power to become a hero. Why don’t you take it?”
Musgraves continued: “For a man who clearly loves being well-liked, it’s indescribably mind-numbing to see him blatantly and murderously ignore doing ONE THING that would not only make people happy but would SAVE PEOPLE’S LIVES.
“True leaders don’t stand back and watch the world burn.”
Susan Miller of the USA TODAY Network contributed to this report.
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