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Madonna claps back at critic of gun control comments: 'Of course your name is Karen'

"You know nothing about me"

2021-04-15

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: Instagram/Madonna

Madonna showed no mercy while clapping back against a critic called Karen on Instagram yesterday.

The row erupted after the 'Material Girl' singer shared footage of the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by US police officer Kimberly Ann Potter in Minnesota last week.

She added in a caption: "This video of Daunte Wright’s shooting is deeply upsetting. [But] equally so is Police Officer Tim Gannon’s explanation of how it was all an accident.

"The shooting officer had a taser in one hand and a hand gun in the other. She warned everyone she was going to taser a handcuffed. Daunte who was pulled over for a traffic violation and instead she shot and killed him! [Sic]

"No way to fix this accident is there Tim??!! This is so infuriating and unacceptable. God Bless Daunte and his family."

 "You do not live in the real world"

Responding to Madonna's post, an Instagram user called KarenGayler said: "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 a armed society they would fear the victims. [Sic]"

In her response to this, Madonna did not mince her words, saying: "B**** 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 colour. Of course your name is Karen. [Sic]"

In 2019, Madonna addressed the theme of gun control in her video for 'God Control', which depicts a nightclub massacre. 

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