Madonna decries 'the lack of gun control in America'
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Madonna is speaking out against "the lack of gun control in America," calling it "huge problem."

“It’s pretty frightening, yes, it’s pretty scary,” the singer told Reuters when asked about the current world climate in an interview published Thursday.

“When you think about the amount of people who have died, been killed, have been wounded, whose lives have been changed irrevocably because of the lack of gun control in America, it’s such a huge, huge problem,” Madonna said.


The 60-year-old Grammy Award winner says her passion for the issue of gun violence propelled her to include references to it on her new album “Madame X,” which drops on Friday.

“I care deeply about it so I couldn’t not write about it,” she told Reuters.

Reportedly included on the new song “I Rise” is a portion of a speech by Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of last year’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Madonna also took aim at restrictive abortion laws being passed in states across the country, including in Georgia and Alabama.

“These are crazy times because we fought really hard for a lot of these freedoms and now it seems like they are all systematically being taken away," she said. "It doesn’t make me feel hopeless. It just makes me want to fight back.”

A longtime gay rights advocate, Madonna expressed dismay about the state of LGBTQ rights in the country.

“If you’re talking about the far right and the rights that are being taken away from, say the LGBTQ community or women’s rights ... obviously I am traumatized and horrified,” she said.

Madonna has often weighed in on political issues. She made headlines at the 2017 Women’s March when she told the crowd, “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair.”

A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDoes Joe Biden really want to be president? Trump team picks fight with Twitter, TV networks over political speech Why Gretchen Whitmer's stock is rising with Team Biden MORE during the 2016 White House race, the "Medellin" singer has been vocally critical of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCampaigns face attack ad dilemma amid coronavirus crisis Outgoing inspector general says Trump fired him for carrying out his 'legal obligations' Trump hits Illinois governor after criticism: 'I hear him complaining all the time' MORE, suggesting in a recent interview that he’s a classic alpha male who bullies others out of insecurity.