Quinta Brunson Said America Is "Not Okay" After Fans Requested She Write An "Abbott Elementary" School Shooting Episode, And I Agree

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Warning: This post includes discussions of mass shootings.

In light of the horrific elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left at least 19 children and two adults dead, people across the US have been voicing their frustration and sadness about the lack of gun control in this country.

A makeshift memorial at the entrance of Robb Elementary School
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That includes Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson, who took to Twitter earlier this week to express her feelings about the senseless mass murders that continue to happen far too often.

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Quinta questioned if our government just planned on visiting this school and the next shooting site instead of putting preventative laws in place.

She went on to talk about the way the conversation always shifts in the aftermath of a tragic shooting.

The West Philadelphia native revealed that she and her family have been "affected by gun violence," which is one of the reasons she feels so passionately about it. While she admitted to being sick to her stomach over America's "love affair" with guns, she's still fighting for change.

Quinta emphasized that our elected officials have the real power to enact stricter gun laws, so when fans started reaching out to her to incorporate a school shooting episode on Abbott Elementary, she was not only shocked, but offended.

She begged people to use that same energy with their local and national politicians. Quinta also urged them to really evaluate what they were asking of her, all for the sake of "entertainment."

Quinta shared "one of many" DMs she's received for episode ideas...all revolving around a school shooting.

If you're looking for a way to make a change, please check out these resources to take action against gun violence and to hold our elected officials accountable.