Tim McGraw responds to Uvalde tragedy: 'We have a disease that needs recognition'

McGraw said "this isn't about political sides, personal freedoms, or beliefs."

May 25, 2022, 10:12 AM

Tim McGraw shared a powerful message slamming the "divisive rhetoric" around school shootings after at least 19 children and two teachers were killed Tuesday in a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

The country superstar, 55, began his post, shared to Twitter and Instagram, by saying he "cannot even fathom the pain the families" of the victims are experiencing after the tragedy.

"To me, this isn't about political sides, personal freedoms, or beliefs," he wrote. "We, as human beings, need to realize that we have a disease that needs recognition, treatment, and a cure."

While the "It's Your Love" singer admitted he doesn't know how to fix the problem of gun violence, McGraw said he does "understand that we must have real, unbiased dialogue and action about what/how to work toward a solution."

"Divisive rhetoric has done zero to help this problem–it's only made it worse," he continued. "For one minute, let's set aside our idealistic views and concentrate on the kind of world we want our children to grow up in."

"This sort of tragedy has become far too common, far too acceptable. This shouldn't have been acceptable 20 years ago, 4 years ago, or one week ago This SHOULD NOT be acceptable," he concluded his post. "This is not normal."

McGraw's post is just one of the many shared by public figures calling for action and change, including Matthew McConaughey, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and more.