Saturday 22 February, 2020

Taraji P. Henson: 'We need to step in and really protect our children'

Taraji P. Henson says she has bittersweet feelings about last week's March for Our Lives rallies around the country.

"It's sweet because the children are our future and they are resilient, they have a voice, and they want to be heard and that is amazing. They are brave, they're bold, and I love it," she said Tuesday at the New York premiere of her thriller 'Acrimony.'

"But on another note, as a parent, I feel like somehow we have let them down. They are marching in the streets to protect all of us, and I just feel conflicted a little bit. But I am very proud of them. But I feel as the adults, we need to step in and really protect our children."

From Los Angeles to New York City and around the world, hundreds of thousands of teens and their supporters gathered to demand stricter gun controls.

The film's director, Tyler Perry, feels a little more optimistic about what young people can accomplish.

"It was a beautiful thing. And that's when change is effective when you see children going and doing what they're doing and how they're doing it that's when change is effected. Every great march started with kids in high school," Perry said.


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