록 가수, 69, 그녀는 더 이상 그녀의 히트곡을 연주하지 않을 것이라고 새로운 인터뷰에서 공유했습니다., “최고의 샷으로 나를 때리십시오.,” 그녀에게 current tour with husband Neil Giraldo.
“우리가 게임을 하지 않는다면, 당신은 우리에게 줄 것입니다 (a hard time),” she told USA Today. “We’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot,’ and fans are having a heart attack. And I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, in deference to the victims of the families of these mass shootings, I’m not singing it.’”
이후 recent mass shootings, Benatar said she just can’t perform the tune from her album “Crimes of Passion,” telling fans, “If you want to hear the song, go home and listen to it”
“(‘Hit Me With Your Best Shot’) is tongue-in-cheek, but you have to draw the line. I can’t say those words out loud with a smile on my face. 난 그냥 할 수 없어,” Benatar said.
“I’m not going to go on stage and soapbox — I go to my legislators — but that’s my small contribution to protesting. I’m not going to sing it.”
The rock legend’s decision comes after the tragic May 24 Uvalde school shooting that left 19 학생과 교사 2명 사망.
우발데에서의 총격전, 텍사스, is the third most deadly school shooting in American history, 다음에 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 28 and the Virginia Tech shooting in 2007 죽인 33.
Benatar also spoke about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. 걸어 건너기 during her interview.
“I’m worried, like all of us, about fundamental autonomy rights. This is a slippery slope. It’s not about abortion 나를 위해,” 그녀가 말했다. “I’m concerned that people are not paying attention to what this actually means.”