Rebel Wilson: "America you really have to follow Australia's example re gun laws."
Aussie actress Rebel Wilson has taken to Twitter in the wake of the fatal cinema shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, to urge the US to support Australian-style gun control laws.
On Thursday night, a 58-year-old gunman opened fire at a crowded cinema screening Amy Schumer's debut film Trainwreck, killing two women and injuring several more before turning the gun on himself.
Wilson, who's currently holidaying in Spain, took a moment out of her busy partying schedule on Friday to offer condolences and speak out against the laws that enable mass shootings to take place so frequently in the US. She was quick to make the comparison to Australia, which hasn't seen a mass shooting since gun laws were overhauled after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.
I don't like getting political but America you really have to follow Australia's example re gun laws.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
I don't remember a mass shooting in Australia since they overhauled the gun laws. It seems like every week in America there's a shooting.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
I just want people to be safe, especially people that are doing one of my favorite things in the WORLD - going out to the movies 2 have fun.— Rebel Wilson (@RebelWilson) July 24, 2015
Wilson's comments follow similar sentiments expressed by Judd Apatow, who directed Trainwreck and released a statement on Friday after the shooting happened.
"To have this happen in a room where people were smiling and laughing devastates me," Apatow said in the statement.
"My thoughts and love go out to the victims and anyone touched by this madness or any madness. We, as a country, need to find a way to do better."