Quinta Brunson Slams People Requesting An 'Abbott Elementary' School Shooting Episode
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Quinta Brunson Slams People Requesting An 'Abbott Elementary' School Shooting Episode

Abbott Elementary star and creator Quinta Bronson is sounding off on America’s latest mass shooting…but not in the way you would expect, as she’s having to tell some viewers to chill out.

In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two adults were killed, Brunson was flooded with requests to make an episode of Abbott Elementary on school shootings for the sitcom’s second season.

“Wild how many people have asked for a school shooting episode of the show I write,” Brunson said on Twitter. “People are that deeply removed from demanding more from the politicians they’ve elected and are instead demanding ‘entertainment.’ I can’t ask ‘are y’all ok’ anymore because the answer is ‘no.’

Bronson, who stars on Abbott Elementary as Janine Teagues, requested that those worried about gun control should be asking their elected officials.

“Please use that energy to ask your elected official to get on Beto time and nothing less,” she pleaded. “I’m begging you…. I don’t want to sound mean, but I want people to understand the flaw in asking for something like this. We’re not okay. This country is rotting our brains. I’m sad about it.”

In the immediate aftermath of the Robb Elementary shooting making headlines, Bronson expressed her disgust and noted how her family has been impacted by gun violence.

“Sick to my stomach tonight over the love affair America has with guns,” she tweeted. “I read about gun violence often. My city and family have been affected by it. Gun violence is a constant, day after day problem. Mass shootings are only part of it. Stop saying nothing can be done. If you vote, demand more from the people you elected to change laws.”

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