Kelly Clarkson calls for 'moment of action' in place of 'moment of silence' in emotional Santa Fe response at Billboard Music Awards

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Monday, May 21, 2018
Kelly Clarkson's strong message about Santa Fe shooting
Kelly Clarkson delivered a strong message about the Santa Fe shooting at the Billboard Music Awards.

After 10 more lives were lost in another school shooting on Friday, host Kelly Clarkson opened the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday with an emotional, tearful speech.

"I'm so sick of moment[s] of silence," she said. "It's not working."

Instead, the singer called for a moment of action.

"Why don't we do a moment of action? Why don't we do a moment of change? Why don't we change what's happening, because it's horrible," she said.

Clarkson urged everyone to take action in their local communities.

"We're failing our communities. We're failing their families," she said. "I have four children. I cannot imagine getting that phone call or that knock on the door."

The tragedy at Santa Fe High School was the ninth fatal school shooting of 2018, ABC News reports. This year has been deadlier for schools than for active military service.