Responding to the regular mass shootings in the U.S. as well as the killings of Black men like Daunte Wright and George Floyd by police, Madonna recently took her anger and frustration to Instagram. The music icon posted Monday about the 130 mass shootings that have taken in place in the country since the start of the year and called for more gun control measures.
Unsurprisingly, responses to Madonna's post were mixed, with some supporting her call for gun limits and others blasting her as an out-of-touch millionaire who has no right to an opinion on the matter.
Madonna, usually silent in the comment sections of her social media posts, shocked many when she replied to a user named "karengayler."
"karengayler" wrote this:
"I would bet you have people with guns to protect you and your family. But the little people can be left unarmed. If you take the guns away criminals will ALWAYS find weapons. The rest of us innocent people will be victims. You live behind high walls with protection. You do not live in the real world. Criminals do not fear police, judges, or jail. But if we are an armed society they would fear the victims."
Madonna's response: "B***h I don't have any security or armed guards around me. Come see me and tell me to my face how not real my world is. I dare you. You know nothing about me or my life. The only criminals I see right now are the police who are paid to protect the people. But 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. Of course your name is Karen."
On Tuesday, Madonna posted a video showing the killing of Daunte Wright by a Minnesota police officer, and blasted the official explanation for Wright's death (that the officer, who has since resigned, accidentally used a gun instead of a Taser during her interaction with Wright).