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One survivor of the Pulse Nightclub shooting thinks Madonna’s God Control depiction is “Grossly Accurate.”

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the Like a Prayer singer Madonna released a new music video for her song, God Control. The video was a gruesome portrayal of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting back in 2016.


The eight-minute video starts off with a warning to the viewers and shows a ton of people including Madonna being gunned down on a dance floor. This video accurately depicts the 2016 night club attack where close to 50 people died. However, there were survivors as well.

YouTube: Madonna’s God Control

Well, after the release of God Control, one of the survivors, Patience Carter spoke out against the “grossly accurate” depiction of the gun violence. Madonna’s music video took her back to that horrible place, she had already risen well above!

Though Madonna had good intentions with the video, Patience didn’t receive it too well. In fact, she said, as a survivor of the incident, it was really hard for her to watch.

I understood what she was trying to do with bringing awareness to the topic of gun control, but I definitely felt that wasn’t the right way to go about doing it.

Carter clarified for someone like her who actually saw those images, and lived them, to see them again was really insensitive.

The survivor continued with her statement,

You could not think about the person that was actually in those incidents, that actually lost someone, that actually had to experience that bloodshed firsthand.

Patience asked Madonna and the others to think about how they’d feel reliving that moment.

And, it’s bringing up that pain, all that healing, all that growth can crumble with one video.

Madonna Calls For Gun Violence Check Through God Control Video but the survivor thinks of this as a bad way to go about controlling gun violence.


The mother of Lourdes Leon, Rocco Ritchie, David Banda Richie, Mercy James, Stelle Ciccone, and Estere Ciccone, Madonna wants the gun violence to be addressed properly and that’s about it!

What are your thoughts on this? Was the Medelin singer right to use such graphic video?