June 22, 2015 – Many musicians took to social media this past week to respond and react to the South Carolina terrorist attack. Taylor Swift took to Twitter and called it an “unbearable loss of life”, Bruno Mars Tweeted, “What’s going on World?”, and John Legend said, “My heart hurts”. Read more on ABCNewsRadio website here. Local Portland, Oregon area musicians were even edgier like Colin Meloy Tweeting, “Waiting for the @NRA’s call to arm all black pastors and parishioners” and Dave Depper Tweeting “Say it with me now: White Supremacy is Terrorism, White Supremacy is Terrorism, White Supremacy is Terrorism”. Read more and see the Tweets on OregonLive.com here. The musicians that are really using this moment to use their free speech and art to speak out are Talib Kweli calling it “Thuggish”, EI-P blasted, “that motherfuckers a terrorist in every sense of the word”, and Josh Groban also calling it what it is: “Absolute terrorism.” Read more on Mic.com here. What do you think? Leave a comment blow or start a discussion on our JTMP Facebook Page here.


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