Pulse survivor Brandon Wolf tells TMZ that while he appreciates the message of gun control in Madonna’s new video “God Control”– and wishes more artists would follow suit – he’s rather disturbed by the violent imagery in the video, so reminiscent of the massacre he survived.
His main problem — he says Madonna didn’t reach out to any of the Pulse nightclub shooting victims, survivors or their families for input or to see how her new video might affect them. Although it’s evident her vid is referencing the 2016 mass shooting, Brandon points out she never acknowledges it or pays tribute to the 49 people who were killed.
Also: Is she using the tragedy as a prop? Is it just another act of self-absorbed narcissism? And what took her so long to address this? It’s been THREE YEARS.
This comes on the heels of ANOTHER Pulse survivor, Patience Carter, who slammed Madonna yesterday for her insensitivity and said the video was traumatic to watch.
“For someone like me, who actually lived those images, to see them again, is traumatizing… I think it was really insensitive to not think about the person that was actually in these incidents, who actually lost someone, that actually had to experience the bloodshed first hand. Think about how they would feel, reliving – because that’s what it is: reliving – these things all over again. All that healing, all that growth can crumble with one video.”
What do you think? Do they have a point? Or is it more important to address the issue head-on, and perhaps shock the masses into action?
Watch “God Control” below. Or don’t, depending on your trigger tolerance.
And for a list of gun control organizations to follow (and hear Madonna’s take on the issue), click here.