Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor Emma González is calling out Madonna for what she dubs the singer’s “horrible” new music video, saying the grisly scenes it depicts are “NOT the correct way to talk about gun violence.”

The 19-year-old survivor of last year’s deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School took to Twitter over the weekend with her reaction to Madonna’s “God Control” video.


The Grammy Award-winner said she released the video in the hope of shining a spotlight on gun violence, calling the issue the “biggest problem in America right now.” In the eight-minute video, which was released last week, clubgoers are seen being targeted by a gunman in a mass shooting.

On Saturday, González wrote to her more than 1.6 million followers:

A message at the beginning of the video states, “The story you are about to see is very disturbing. It shows graphic scenes of gun violence. But it’s happening everyday.”

González’s voice is featured on one of the songs on Madonna’s latest album, “Madame X,” with a portion of a speech she delivered included in a song called, “I Rise.” In her tweets, González said most entertainers don’t know how to discuss gun violence prevention.

Madonna said at the time of the video’s release that she wanted viewers to be “moved” and “inspired” by it. “And I hope people see that no one is safe,” Madonna, 60, said in an interview with People. “Not even themselves.”