NRA enthusiasts have been accused of photoshopping the Teen Vogue cover that features Emma Gonzalez, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the Parkland shooting on February 14.
There is supposedly a video of Emma Gonzalez tearing up a copy of the Constitution, however it is fake.
In actuality she is tearing up a paper target, while her fellow classmates stand in solidarity behind her.
Emma Gonzalez, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who survived the Parkland shooting on February 14, rips up target paper for Teen Vogue cover
Teen Vogue tweeted the cover of their March issue featuring some of the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Teen Vogue tweeted the cover with with the caption: ‘We, the youth of the United States, have built a new movement to denounce gun violence and call for safety in all of our communities. This is only the beginning.’
The cover attracted a lot of attention from Trump followers and NRA supporters alike.
Many people in the Twittersphere were quick to condemn and attack the high school students with one person writing: ‘Look at these little oppressors. I hope my daughter never lives in the world they imagine.’
The cover attracted a lot of attention from Trump followers and NRA supporters
Many people in the Twittersphere were quick to condemn and attack the high school students
Many were unimpressed with Gonzalez ripping the paper and looking angry
Many were unimpressed with Gonzalez ripping the paper with one man sarcastically tweeting: ‘Oh no. You tore up a target. Wherever will we find more…paper?’ while another user wrote: ‘Let the children lead us…into ripping a target in half and scowling.’
However there were some people in support of the children. ‘I’m glad for the first time in human history people are against murder,’ the twitter user said.
Saturday’s rally in Washington DC to fight gun control marked the biggest youth protest since Vietnam.
However there were some people in support of the children. ‘I’m glad for the first time in human history people are against murder,’ the twitter user said
Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the DC event, with 800 more events being held across world.
The rally, which was organized by the survivors of the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, saw 175,000 people protest in New York.
30,000 were counted in Atlanta and Pittsburgh and 15,000 people attended a rally in Parkland, Florida – where 17 high school students were killed last month.
The movement had a global outreach, with die-ins being held in Berlin and London and marches taking place in Sydney, Mumbai, Tokyo, and Paris as well.
Despite the rally’s across the US on Saturday to protest gun control, many people were still against the high school children
Some social media users blamed the youngsters, claiming they were puppets being used by politicians and seniors
Twitter users condemned the children for their lack of intelligence
The gun control debate continues to rage on both sides with people still arguing it’s infringing on their Second Amendment rights
People were very outspoken on Twitter against the high school students
Gonzalez was one of the lead speakers on Saturday. She stood silent on stage for six minutes and 20 seconds – the same amount of time it took Nikolas Cruz, 19, to kill 17 or her classmates and injure 15 others with an AR-15 that he had obtained legally.
She took the crowd by surprise with her uncomfortable silence, prompting the crowd to cheer support and chant ‘Never again,’ as it seemed they thought she had lost her words due to emotion. Then a time went off, and she spoke.
‘Since the time that I came out here, it has been six minutes and 20 seconds. The shooter has ceased shooting and will soon abandon his rifle, blend in with the students as they escape, and walk free for an hour before arrest,’ she said when she began to speak again.
People didn’t take the Teen Vogue cover seriously and tweeted sarcastic remarks
A lot of Twitter users weren’t interested in listening to the young high school students
‘Fight for your lives before it’s someone else’s job,’ she said, ending her time of silence.
Gonzalez, who has been an outspoken voice among the Parkland survivors, used the minutes of silence to punctuate an an already moving speech.
‘Six minutes and 20 seconds… In a little over six minutes, 17 of our friends were taken, 15 were injured and everyone, absolutely everyone, in the Douglas community was forever altered,’ she said.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez (center) listens with other students during the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on Saturday
Gonzalez was pictured with fellow protesters and classmates at the Washington DC rally
‘Everyone who was there understands. who has been touched by the cold grip of gun violence understands. For us, long, tearful chaotic hours in the scorching afternoon sun were spent not knowing.
‘No one understood the extent of what had happened. No one could believe that there were bodies in that building waiting to be identified for over a day.
‘No one knew that the people who were missing had stopped breathing long before any of us even knew that a code red had been called. No one could comprehend the devastating aftermath or how far this would reach or where this would go.’
She went on to honor some of the lives lost on that day, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
People took part in the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington DC
Hundreds of thousands of people turned out for the DC event advocating for gun control