Clooney strikes a se­ri­ous tone

Khaleej Times - City Times - - HOLLYWOOD HUSTLE -

Eigh­teen-year-old Emma Gon­za­lez, who be­came a na­tion­ally rec­og­nized ad­vo­cate for gun con­trol af­ter sur­viv­ing the Fe­bru­ary 2018 shoot­ing at Mar­jory Stone­man Dou­glas High School in Park­land, Flor­ida, said, “You know that you are forces to be reck­oned with. You can and have in­spired peace and un­der­stand­ing and most im­por­tantly right now, you can in­spire your au­di­ence to vote. Now more than ever, women need to con­tinue to rise up.”

Gon­za­lez was in­tro­duced by Ge­orge Clooney who an­nounced him­self as “Amal’s hus­band.” The au­di­ence, in turn, cheered. Clooney struck a more se­ri­ous tone in dis­cussing a time where fear is cap­i­tal­ized on - “fear of Mus­lims, fear of im­mi­grants, fear of mi­nori­ties, fear of strong women.”

“Are we re­ally scared of all the things that ac­tu­ally make Amer­ica great? And if the an­swer is yes, then we’ll have his­tory to an­swer to,” Clooney said. “Af­ter all the jokes, and in­sults, and re­al­ity show frenzy, what will be re­mem­bered, what will stand the test of time is hold­ing re­spon­si­ble these wolves in wolves’ cloth­ing.”

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