Wednesday, April 24, 2024

John Mellencamp Comes Out Swinging: “Only in America can 21 people be murdered and a week later buried and forgotten”


Singer John Mellencamp has always been a man of the people. He was instrumental in Farm Aid and other causes. But I never saw him as a rocker who made powerful statements, like Bruce Springsteen.

But tonight Mellencamp posted a stunning statement to Twitter and social media about the continual mass shootings in this country. Mellencamp is writing to the gun lobby and to the people who support it. He says: “Politicians don’t give a f*ck about you, they don’t give a f*ck about me, they don’t give a f*ck about our children.”

This is for all the people living in little pink houses.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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