During an interview that aired on Friday’s “Good Morning America,” pop diva Madonna made a comment usually heard from tea partiers and National Rifle Association members: “Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.”
Madonna appeared on the ABC News morning program promoting her concert event, “Madonna: The MDNA Tour,” which airs Saturday on the EPIX network. The first half of the concert relies heavily on the use of guns as props, which has drawn some criticism. When ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas asked her if she’d considered changing or deleting that segment of the show, Madonna said absolutely not.
“That would be like asking people to not have guns in action movies,” she said. “I mean the thing is, guns don’t kill people, people kill people. That whole first section of the show is like an action movie, and I was playing a super vixen who wanted revenge.”
Vargas then reminded her of recent instances of gun violence.
“But I know there was several movies that delayed release because of the shootings, for example, at Sandy Hook Elementary school,” Vargas said.
“Well that’s not going to change the situation,” Madonna answered. “This all comes from fear and ignorance, and people not really raising their children, or not paying attention to what’s going on.”