Watch: Madonna is Fighting Gun Violence With “God Control”
Queen of pop music, Madonna has released the video for “God Control”, one of the tracks on her recently released album, “Madame X”.
The graphic video is leaning towards the controversial side as it features graphic scenes of gun violence and people being gunned down at a nightclub.
It begins and ends with Madonna typing at a typewriter.
“The video you are about to see is very disturbing. It shows graphic scenes of gun violence,” she writes. “But it’s happening every day. And it has to stop.”
The video is directed by Swedish filmmaker, Jonas Åkerlund and speaking about the video, the iconic pop star said in a statement,
“I want to draw attention through my platform as an artist to a problem in America that is out of control and is taking the lives of innocent people. This crisis can end if our legislators act to change the laws that fail to protect us all.”
Watch the new video for Madonna’s “God Control” below:
Speaking about the video, Patience Carter, a survivor of the horrific 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida where 49 people were killed and 53 others injured told TMZ that the video was traumatic to watch and was grossly accurate to what she experienced. Carter says the mild disclaimer at the beginning of the video should have been more severe as the music video could put survivors back into a dark place.
“As a survivor of gun violence it was really hard to watch. Madonna’s caused upset with her new ‘God Control’ music video,” she said. “I get that she was trying to bring awareness to gun control but I don’t think that was the right way to go about doing it. For someone like me who actually saw these images, lived through these images, to see them again, dramatised for views, I feel it was really insensitive.”