Christina Grimmie Dead: Julianne Moore Asks Adam Levine, Blake Shelton To Fight Gun Violence After ‘Voice’ Star Killed
As Gossip Cop has reported, Grimmie, a former contestant on “The Voice,” was shot and killed on Friday after a concert in Orlando. After a struggle with Grimmie’s brother, the gunman committed suicide. Police said on Saturday morning that the shooter was armed with two handguns, extra ammo, and a large hunting knife.
Levine, who coached Grimmie to a third-place finish on “The Voice” during 2014’s season 6, has since released a statement calling the murder “another senseless act of extreme violence.” Shelton, meanwhile, tweeted, “I’m stunned and disgusted and heartbroken that we lost that sweet little girl… Keeping @TheRealGrimmie family in my heart and mind.”
Moore, who has become a vocal advocate for gun control in recent years, is now calling on both “Voice” coaches to join her efforts. Along with a retweet of Shelton’s message, the actress wrote, “@blakeshelton @adamlevine pls consider joining @Everytown @MomsDemand we could use your voices #EndGunViolence.”
As Gossip Cop has previously reported, “Everytown For Gun Violence” is an organization that works to curb gun violence and increase safety in communities. Moore and other celebrities were featured in a star-studded PSA for the group last December. She also helped launch the Everytown Creative Council for entertainers in October.
In addition to the aforementioned tweet, Moore also retweeted the founder of Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America. “Don’t bother tweeting me ‘Too soon to talk gun laws,'” Sharon Watts wrote. “For 91 fatally shot daily in US, it’s too late. #RIPChristina.”