Quinta Brunson, star and creator of Abbott Elementary, is making it very clear to her fans that are looking forward to Season 2 that an episode addressing the gun violence epidemic is off the table.
On Tuesday (May 24), 19 children and two adults were killed when an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, outside San Antonio.
According to the Associated Press, the mass shooting was marked the deadliest American school shooting since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults.
Brunson headed to her Twitter on Wednesday (May 25) to shut down the fans' requests for a school shooting episode for the ABC hit show to which she stopped the asks immediately.
“Wild how many people have asked for a school shooting episode of the show I write,” she wrote. “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.’
“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.”
BET previously reported that state police identified the alleged shooter as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who had been a student at a nearby high school. The suspect shot his grandmother prior to abandoning his vehicle and entered Robb Elementary with a handgun and possibly a rifle, according to Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
At 146 days into the year, the United States has seen 213 mass shootings.