Super Bowl’s ‘America the Beautiful’ prompts calls for gun control
No, it was no accident. Right on cue, many Twitter users parlayed the pre-Super Bowl performance by Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook kids into an opportunity to call for stricter gun control laws:
Looks like the kids of sandy hook are honouring the country whose gun laws put all their lives in danger #SuperBowl
— Official Dan Wickwar (@dannyboy069) February 3, 2013
The Sandy Hook School Chorus from Newtown is adorable. Just makes me hate American gun laws even more.
— Aashna Shawna (@aashysmilez) February 3, 2013
— Denise Wheeler (@denisedwheeler) February 3, 2013
If ever a moment for gun control it’s watching the sandy hook elementary chorus singing & wondering how many kids are missing. #SB47
— Deborah Op den Kamp (@debodk) February 3, 2013
— Nameless Proletarian (@Otakar227) February 3, 2013
okay, yes, and sandy hook sang very nicely. but america won’t be beautiful until you change the ugly gun laws…
— Floss H-S (@SuchAGoodKitty) February 3, 2013
— DLP (@DJScratchinfish) February 3, 2013
Ironic that the sandy hook kids are singing about the country that won’t protect them by banning guns.
— Daniel Cross (@DanXross) February 3, 2013
America confuses me. Sandy Hook kids sing at SuperBowl and hands go on hearts, but its OK to own the guns that killed their mates. #bonkers
— Lee Woodard (@wildonion) February 3, 2013
Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook chorus, both affected by guns. The NFL is making a statement that I approve of.
— Kate Grabon (@KateGrabon) February 3, 2013
Perhaps CBS should have hired NBC’s Bob Costas to sing along with the Sandy Hook kids.
Here is video of the performance: