“We’re (virtually) wearing orange today in support National Gun Violence Awareness Day and to call attention to the more than 100 lives that are lost every day to gun violence,” the ViacomCBS-owned entity twittato Friday ahead of the CMT Music Awards di mercoledì.
Il campagna, citing fatal injury reports data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Centro per la prevenzione e il controllo delle malattie) for the years 2015 attraverso 2019, claimed that “Every day more than 100 Americans are killed with guns.” “Wear Orange” is part of Everytown for Gun Safety’s gun control campaign, which is backed by Michael Bloomberg. The effort was met with intense criticism from many on social media.
“This is anti-gun propaganda disguised as virtue,” one campaign detractor twittato, aggiungendo, “CMT has gone down the drain with all other corporations who sell out to the Woke extremists.”
Un altro fumed that by CMT hitting send on the “wear orange” twittare, the network “just lost 75% of your viewers.”
“I for one, will not ever watch any station who champions any campaign against the 2nd Amendment, which is what CMT just did,” wrote the social media user. “You’d think they would know their audiance [sic], but you put woke idiots in charge, and you get stupidity.”
In Aprile, Presidente Biden announced a set of executive actions and legislative proposals on gun control and declared gun violence “a public health crisis” while pushing back against criticism that his administration’s actions contravene Secondo emendamento diritti.
“Nothing I’m about to recommend in any way impinges on the Second Amendment,” Biden said at the time. “These are phony arguments suggesting that these are Second Amendment rights at stake from what we’re talking about.”