Only a few days after it was announced that Miley Cyrus would be one of many big names joining in the March For Our Lives pro-gun control demonstration this Saturday (Mar. 24), organized by survivors of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Cyrus continued to tweet support of the advocacy movement.
Cyrus, who has long been a vocal supporter of gun control, tweeted yesterday (March 20) a link to the song “Shine,” which was written and performed by members of the Stoneman Douglas Drama Club. “Please support the powerful message of change, unity and healing from student survivors of the #StonemanDouglas shooting,” the singer said. “Listen to their song #SHINE & be a part of the movement to help end gun violence!”
Please support the powerful message of change, unity and healing from student survivors of the #StonemanDouglas shooting. Listen to their song #SHINE https://t.co/42iunNnGeD & be a part of the movement to help end gun violence! pic.twitter.com/di9QS6ugx2
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 16, 2018
Justin Bieber later shared Cyrus’ original post, adding “This is great.”
The emotional song includes lyrics such as “We’re done with all your little games. We’re tired of hearing we’re way too young to make a changes,” which serve are a testament to the Parkland students’ resilience since the Feb. 14 shooting that claimed the lives of 17 students and teachers at the school.
Members of the school’s drama club wrote “Shine” less than a week after the incident, and the students first performed the song on a Feb. 21 CNN town hall broadcast that brought members of the Parkland community together to discuss gun violence.
Both Cyrus and Bieber shared the song on a day when another school shooting, this one in Maryland, sent two students — 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey and an unidentified 14-year-old male student — to the hospital with injuries. The shooter was pronounced dead after a school resource officer opened fire when the 17-year-old did not respond to commands to drop his weapon, as reported by the Washington Post.