In the aftermath of the school shooting Parkland, FL last week, the students who survived the shooting have risen up to fight the gun lobby and call for gun reform in America. As a result, conservatives have risen up against these teenagers to try to silence them.
On Wednesday’s late night shows, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Kimmel slammed conservatives for sharing conspiracy theories about the shooting and calling the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students liars.
On The Late Show, Colbert cued up clips of Stoneman high school students speaking out at a rally Wednesday as hundreds of students across the nation staged a walk out in support of gun reform. After the clips, Colbert looked up from his phone, “I’m sorry, I didn’t catch all of that. I was reading on Twitter how all Millennials are lazy and entitled.”
“You’ve never seen gun advocates so desperate that they’d start attacking the victims of a mass shooting. And that’s the power of these teenagers,” Trevor Noah said on The Daily Show. “Which is why the NRA has decided to shift the conversation with some inspirational teenagers of their own.” He then showed a parody ad from the NRA showing how the gun lobby is reaching out to teens.
Jimmy Kimmel had some strong words for anyone who questions the validity of these students. “I have some bad news for you. You are crazy. You are a crazy person. Your brain is not functioning, and I’m worried about you.”