Beyoncé Demands a Plan to End Gun Violence

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In the wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Beyoncé and other stars band together to demand a plan to end gun violence.

The black-and-white clip, which features some of Hollywood’s most famous faces including Jamie Foxx, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Aniston, is sponsored by Demand a Plan, a campaign of mayors against illegal guns.

“Demand a plan…for the children of Sandy Hook,” says Bey in the powerful visuals.

Hear her message below.



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57 Comments

  1. Gr8

    1st that’s good bey but u celebs can’t stop anything worry about the safety of ur own child

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    kwayzee Reply:

    @Gr8, you sound so IGNORANT. Like really?! Celebs have a STRONG voice in this world. Therefor they are speaking out to make the world a better place.

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    Robin Reply:

    @kwayzee, no. just no.

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  2. kwayzee

    yasss bey & selena!!!

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    ! Reply:

    @kwayzee, selena? This ain’t no Disney Channel

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  3. 3 pac

    Americans are to arrogant to listen!

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    MJL Reply:

    @3 pac, this is a true statement

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  4. Realistically

    I applaud this effort. But at the same time, we can’t demand a plan to end gun violence while simultaneously promoting it in our movies and music. If we’re going to demand a plan, it has to be all-inclusive. Not just in the realm of politics, but in the realm of media, arts, and education.

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    antsme Reply:

    @Realistically, the problem is not our movies, music, etc, the problem is the easy access to guns. Countries like Japan and Australia watch the same movies we watch and listen to similar music. The main difference is the stricter guns laws in those countries. Since 1997 there have been over 32,000 deaths in the US from firearms, in Japan that number is only 22.

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    X Reply:

    @antsme, well said and agreed.

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    InfiniteLOVE Reply:

    @Realistically YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT !!!

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    YOLO Reply:

    @antsme, Movies and MUSIC does play a role.. FACE IT!

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  5. Meme

    She must have a single dropping any day now. That’s the only time she cares about anything.

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    ADO! Reply:

    @Meme, bahahaha lmfao!

    these crazy ass shootings only happen in America… people here are crazy!

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    Saskia Reply:

    @ADO!, bey needs to stop thinking shes or Michelle obama.

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    Grant Reply:

    @Meme, Not surprising you had to find something negative to say. You Rihanna stans are so damn hateful lol

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    Jake Reply:

    @Meme, Careful … your envy is showing ;)

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    AdeleSus Reply:

    @Meme, im confused? why do u open post about her if you don’t like her?

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    Meme Reply:

    @AdeleSus, excuse me, I love beyonce. She was the first singer I ever Stan over. But it’s true. Where was beyonce when all those other things was happening? Now all of the sudden we’re going to see her at every single opportunity she gets since she’s coming back out. She’s an opportunist, that’s no secret.

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Meme, and that’s why Rihanna isn’t doin the same?

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Meme,
    Boo. Everytime Rihanna is doing something, ‘the chris hit him hard’ talk re-occurs!!!

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    navi Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, well it’s something that actually happen to her..so it’s up to her if she wants to talk about it not.

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    THE MALEZ Reply:

    @Meme, SOOO TRUE.. The ONLY time beyonce comes from under her rock is to get a bit a shine on her up coming stuff…. FAKE ASS

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    Ana Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, do you have any other examples? beyonce is the most down to earth entertainer

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    YOLO Reply:

    @Ana, Beyonce is VERY PHONY in my eyes!!

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  6. anonymous

    RAP-UP, this post is not about Beyonce. So you guys should remove her name from the title of this post. She’s in like 2 clips. Yall DESPERATE for some Bey Action! and me too. BUT, this is what I call reaching…

    *clears throat*

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @anonymous, True tea .

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    Cici Reply:

    @anonymous, READDDD!!!!

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    anonymous Reply:

    @Cici, I DID!!!!! It says ” ‘BEYONCE’ Demands a Plan…” YOU should try READING!!! it even says “hear HER message below”. This is a collective effort. I don’t see Rap-Up’s need to make it appear as if this is Bey’s idea & campaign. She’s only a small part of it. So back back!

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    Cici Reply:

    @anonymous, when I said “READDDD!!!” I was siding with you. When I said “read” it meant “read” Rap-Up and get them together/throw shade to them because Bey wasn’t the only person in that video with her two lines.

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    Cici Reply:

    @anonymous, when I said “read” I was siding with you…I understand that you can read…

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  7. Audrey Hepburn

    Clearly the title needs a major adjustment. Happy Holidays! XOXO :)

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Audrey Hepburn, Agreed .

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  8. LBJ6

    I like the effort of this BUT where is a frigin rapper like Wayne or T.I. or 50 or Jay or Em who have a very powerful voice to the people and youth of America. Why didn’t one of them step up? Bc it’ll affect their look? Cmon man! Some of the best rappers ever who were born and raised surrounded by violence and guns but yet u can’t speak your voice to try and help?

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    YMCMINAJ Reply:

    @LBJ6,

    So… a mentally unstable computer geek WHITE boy is going to listen to what an african american rapper who he does not associate with …says?

    Got to be kidding me. Criminals don’t commit heinous public shootings like these past few caucasian guys. Notice how all the recent shootings are due to people with no criminal background? These are the same people that if a gun is NOT available, they’d use a knife or BOMB.

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    MJL Reply:

    @YMCMINAJ, At the very least they’ll be speaking to the young Black and Latin kids who end up in a life of crime. Ignoring the mass shootings, America still has a high rate of gun violence.

    obviously it’s gonna take more than a few celebrities speaking about ending gun violence to deal with mass murderers and serial killers, but at the very least, it’s a decent attempt to help reduce the crimes committed every other day

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  9. Kalin

    Love Bey and really appreciate the effort, but it’s quite sad that it oftentimes takes celeb initiative to get people to listen up. Gun enthusiasts won’t be satisfied until someone they love becomes a victim.

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  10. @Dukes_88

    They themselves can’t change it but them participating will bring awareness, which will in term hopefully motivate us to be part of the movement.

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  11. @Dukes_88

    Go to the website and sign the petition people!

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  12. BABY T

    Now I’m starting to like her latest hairstyle

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  13. MMmHmm

    CONNECTICUT ALREADY HAS THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS IN AMERICA….SOMETHING ELSE NEEDS TO BE DONE…

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  14. Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies

    she needs to have several seats

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, On the throne ?

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    Clark Reply:

    @Twitter.com/CiaraMedlies, Yeah, right on the bus that Ciara drives.

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  15. meee

    one man was careless and a abs cunt know celebs like Jennifer and Beyonce have to persuade how we feel…….. the question is, is gun law right? nooo forget celebs ban the problem gun law, violence, mental health… sort it president before it sort’s us

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  16. RICOS4

    HAVING GUN LAWS IS NOT GONNA MAKE ALL THESE SORTS OF TRAGEDIES NOT HAPPEN.WE NEED LAWS BUT GUNS DONT KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE AND DEMANDING THESE LAWS IS NOT GONNA MAKE THESE SHOOTING JUST STOPP HAPPENING

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    Proud OF Soidloah boy Reply:

    @RICOS4, Co-sign

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  17. Proud OF Soidloah boy

    The Law Need to be Change nice hair style on Beyonce Carter

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  18. huh?

    America talks about terrorism. okay. the terrorists live HERE.

    middle-class white teenagers>> bin laden

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  19. Hate Nicki

    She must have a single dropping any day now. That’s the only time she cares about anything. [2]

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  20. MJL

    obviously we all know that it’s gonna take more than abolishing guns to end gun violence. The problem is that no one cares enough, is too stupid to realize, or BOTH that it takes EVERYONE to come to a middle ground where we can reduce these crimes by a high level without creating an end all/be all situation.

    obviously any idiot will know that banning guns period isn’t gonna stop dangerous criminals from obtaining them illegally (we seriously have A LOT of illegal shit that happens here). And the same idiot will know that arming MORE people with a firearm is like cutting the time down on a tacking bomb to make it explode sooner. considering the level of violence in this country today and how some people just commit assault or murder without a gun when they get pissed off, would you REALLY wanna arm more people with a gun??

    we need to understand these and make a rational conclusion that doesn’t violate the bill of rights but at the same time reinforces efforts to reduce crime in the U.S.

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  21. zack

    As if this will do anything. How ignorant Beyonce.

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  22. shayalreadyswaggy

    1 tru 2 ya just want publicity u only care for attention and fans and ur guyz have body guards and so dont have to worry bout kids or urself cuz u got class10 protection 24/7 Merry f*** Christmas

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  23. Derya

    Beyonce angel…

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  24. Derya

    Beyonce angel, ı love you Queen…

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  25. Will H.

    When celebs like Beyonce give up their armed security guards, I’ll start taking them more seriously when they demand gun bans. Besides, last time I checked, JayZ was profiting quite well from the sale of violent rap lyrics and i’m sure he owns quite a few guns himself. Stop the hypocrisy.

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  26. Millie

    It is true that having guns at anyone’s reach in this country is bad but also having all the media brainwashing us and making it seem like it is the cool thing to carry a gun around and to be all of that and threaten people. Just the clip is not enough. Stop making violent movies refuse them. And Beyonce please you are saying it’s enough about guns but you are supporting Pepsi and supporting the number one drink with high sugar that is killing people too. 50 Mil in your pocket is not going to keep all those people from getting diabetes or high blood pressure. Think about that too not only the money and stop acting like you care and supporting the campaign Lets Move.

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