American rock singer Pat Benatar determined to not carry out her 1980 hit music Hit Me With Your Greatest Shot in response to the horrifying mass shootings which have occurred in America this yr.
Chatting with USA Right now, the Shadows of the Evening singer mentioned that she is going to keep away from performing the monitor throughout her present tour in “protest” of gun violence.
As an alternative, the 69-year-old singer will carry out her different classics, together with Love Is A Battlefield and We Belong.
“We’re not doing ‘Hit Me With Your Greatest Shot’ and followers are having a coronary heart assault,” Benatar informed the outlet. “And I’m like, I’m sorry, in deference to the victims of the households of those mass shootings, I’m not singing it.”
Benatar mentioned if folks wish to hear the music, they need to merely “go dwelling and hearken to it.”
She mentioned the music “is tongue in cheek, however you must draw the road.”
“I can’t say these phrases out loud with a smile on my face, I simply can’t. I’m not going to go on stage and soapbox — I am going to my legislators,” she mentioned, including, “That’s my small contribution to protesting. I’m not going to sing it. Powerful.”
For the unversed this yr alone, the nation suffered high-profile gun-related assaults, in locations akin to Uvalde, Texas; Buffalo, New York; and Highland Park, Illinois.