Madonna hit back at an Instagram user who slammed the pop singer for posting a video of Daunte Wright’s death, alongside a politically charged legend calling for gun control in America.
The 62-year-old artist warned his fans on Tuesday that images of Wright, 20, shot by veteran officer Kimberly Potter, 48, were “deeply upsetting” because she criticized the explanation of Police Chief Tim Gannon that it was an “accident”.
An Instagram follower by the name of Karen Gayler then attacked Madonna for her stance on gun control in the comments section, claiming the superstar was a hypocrite, saying, “I bet you have people with weapons to protect you and your family ”.
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“If you take away the guns criminals will ALWAYS find guns,” Karen commented under Madonna’s post, adding, “You live behind high walls with protection. You don’t live in the real world. Criminals do not fear the police, judges or prison.
However, Madonna quickly responded with a scathing response, “Damn, I don’t have security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is. I defy you.’
The Material Girl continued, “You don’t know anything about me or my life. The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect people. But the police are protected by judges and the criminal justice system, which is a joke because there is no justice if you are a person of color.
Ouch: An Instagram follower by the name of Karen Gayler then attacked Madonna in the comments section, suggesting the star had armed guards to protect her.
As an opening snapshot, Madonna added, “Of course your name is Karen” – referring to the fact that the name “Karen” has now become synonymous with arrogant and middle-aged women – and more recently, women. racists who target people of color. .
It is not yet clear what charges have been brought against Brooklyn Center police officer Kimberly Potter for the death of the 20-year-old black man, but several sources told KSTP they could be filed on Wednesday.
Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon resigned Tuesday two days after Wright was shot after being arrested for what police said were expired license plates.
Message: The 62-year-old artist warned his fans on Tuesday that the images of Wright, 20, shot by veteran officer Kimberly Potter, 48, were “deeply moving”
Brooklyn Center Police Officer Kimberly Potter and Police Chief Tim Gannon both resigned Tuesday two days after the 20-year-old black man was shot after being arrested for what police said were expired license plates.
Potter, a former white police officer, shot dead Daunte Wright, 20, during a traffic stop in Minneapolis on Sunday after he allegedly mistook his gun for a taser.
Madonna posted another Instagram post about the incident on Monday, as she called for gun control in a caption alongside a photo of herself behind glass smashed by a bullet.
“There have been over 130 mass shootings in the United States so far and we only got there in April,” the singer began in her caption.
“A tragedy made all the more tragic as there are. Solution. It’s called Gun Control! Wake up America! History keeps repeating itself. #wakeup #guncontrol ‘
In July last year, Madonna herself was branded an insulting “Karen” after reposting coronavirus conspiracy theories online.
The post was flagged by Instagram to contain erroneous information and ultimately deleted.
‘Wake up’: Madonna posted on Instagram calling for gun control across America in recent days