Kerry Washington Reacts to Orlando Shooting: ‘It’s Inexcusable'
Earlier today, “Scandal” star Kerry Washington spoke to “Extra" about Saturday's mass shooting in Orlando, which took the lives of 49 victims.
At the SAG-AFTRA Foundation 7th annual L.A. Golf Classic, where she received the Actors Inspiration Award, Washington commented, “It's so devastating what happened in Orlando, and I just wonder what it's going to take for us to create some real reform around gun control in this country.”
Kerry, who is expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, added, “My heart just goes out to the LBGT community, it's not ok for there to be such acts of hate, it's inexcusable… It's also scary to me that you can put somebody on a no-fly list, but that same person can walk into a store and buy a gun.”
As for her award, the actress noted how ironic it was to receive an honor from SAG-AFTRA since when she was younger, she didn't think acting was something she could pursue. She shared, “When I learned about actor unions… I thought, 'Well, if there are unions that exist that must mean that thousands of people are actually able to make a living. Even if you're not famous, you're able to do what you love to do — that's what encouraged me to pursue this career.”