Emma González Had The Perfect Response To Kanye West’s ‘My Hero’ Tweet
The Parkland school shooting survivor has revealed her own inspiration
Emma González has responded after Kanye West posted a tweet calling her his hero.
The activist and Parkland school shooting survivor co-founded the gun-control advocacy group Never Again MSD and helped organise March For Our Lives in support of tighter gun controls across the US.
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During one of Kanye’s frequent Twitter sprees, he shared an image of Emma’s face alongside the caption: “my hero Emma González” and she handled the subsequent attention in probably the best way possible.
Redirecting everyone’s focus on the cause she’s campaigning for, Emma mimicked the format of Kanye’s tweet and shared a photo of James Shaw Jr – who successfully disarmed a gunman at the recent Waffle House shooting in Nashville, Tennessee.
“My hero, James Shaw Jr.” she wrote.
An unnarmed Shaw managed to prevent a death toll of higher than four when he charged at an assailant firing a gun and managed to knock the weapon out of his hand. He’s since started up a GoFundMe page and helped raise more than $200,000 for the victims’ families.
Even so, it doesn’t look as though Kanye - who recently vocalised his support for Donald Trump - has taken this subtle response as a personal snub, posting a selfie just minutes later with the caption: “Inspired by Emma.”
As for his latest tweets, Kanye defended his political stance in the lyrics of Ye vs. The People: “Make America Great Again had a negative reception. I took it, wore it, rocked it gave it a new direction," he rapped. "Added empathy, care and love and affection, and y'all simply questionin' my methods."