This past weekend on Saturday, March 24th, thousands of people around the country gathered for the March for Our Lives movement to help change gun laws in hopes of ending gun violence in schools. There is no doubt that the stars of the movement are the students fighting for their rights to attend school without fear, however many famous voices also joined to show their support and help them build the momentum. The movement was organized by the survivors of the recent Parkland school shooting and over 800 March for Our Lives rallies took place in the US alone.
Celebrities in the entertainment and music industry were seen at these rallies held in New York and Washington where the anchor event took place. Miley Cyrus
, Ariana Grande
, and Demi Lovato
sang for the crowd while others did interviews to voice their opinions on the matter.
Grande sang "Be Alright," Cyrus performed her nostalgic hit "The Climb," and Lovato sang "Skyscraper." Common
, Vic Mensa
, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Platt, and Jennifer Hudson
were among the many artists to also perform and share speeches.
Here in New York, Paul McCartney
was seen wearing a shirt that read "We can end gun violence" while attending the rally around Central Park. "One of my best friends was killed in gun violence right around here," McCartney told CNN, "so it's important to me." It's clear that he was referring to his former band mate John Lennon
who was killed more than 30 years ago outside his Manhattan apartment.
Kim Kardashian and her husband Kanye West
even attended the Los Angeles rally along with their daughter North West. The star tweeted about their experience and her hopes of her young daughter remembering it forever along with: "We stand in solidarity with the survivors of gun violence & students who are calling for action on common sense gun safety laws at #MarchForOurLives around the country."
Halsey also made an appearance, saying "TODAY I SAW THE FUTURE WITH MY OWN TWO EYES":