My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero paid tribute to the victims of Tuesday’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, during the band’s concert in Dublin, Ireland, Wednesday.
As spotted by the fan account MCR Updates, Iero wore a shirt onstage with the words “19 Kids, 2 Adults” written on it, a solemn reference to the tragedy’s death toll.
Iero, a parent himself, also posted photos in his Instagram Story of some of the young children who were killed, along with a statement: “My son is 10. This disgusting insanity needs to stop. My heart is shattered for the families.”
He added, “How can this continue to happen without any attempt at real change?”
Many other rock artists responded to the shooting with calls for gun control, including Pearl Jam, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paramore, Death Cab for Cutie and The Offspring‘s Noodles.
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