Kelly Clarkson Refused to Be Silent About Santa Fe at the BBMAs: ‘It’s Not Working’

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In a cold open prior to her hosting gig at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, Kelly Clarkson explained that she was asked to hold a moment of silence for victims of last week’s Santa Fe school shooting. But instead, she held a moment of vocal exasperation, telling the audience through tears that the time for silence on gun violence has long passed: “I’m so sick of moments of silence. It’s not working. Obviously. Let’s have a moment of action. Let’s have a moment of change.” Watch her emotionally stirring speech above.

BBMAs: Kelly Clarkson Refused to Be Silent About Santa Fe