Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Stephen Colbert praises Parkland students: 'The adults aren't cutting it anymore'

Stephen Colbert praises Parkland students: 'The adults aren't cutting it anymore'

J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the upcoming unnamed Star Wars film, and shared that it does in fact have a script locked in.

"The adults aren't cutting it anymore", he continued, before proposing that the USA change the voting laws to prohibit anyone over the age of 18 from filling out a ballot "until we do something about guns".

"There is one group that does give me hope that we can do something to protect the children and sadly it's the children".

"These students saw their leaders doing nothing and said, 'Hold my root beer, ' " Colbert said.

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Colbert isn't the first talking head to suggest changing the voting age after Parkland.

His quip references the campaigns for stricter gun control carried out by high schoolers in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed last week in the second-deadliest shooting at a US public school. He highlighted that the students went to Tallahassee on Tuesday to "beg" lawmakers to reinstate the assault weapons ban only to see legislators vote against the bill. These kids are organizing a series of school walkouts across the country and a march in Washington.

Junior Cameron Kasky said on CNN, "We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around". Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them.

"Well, as we discovered", Tarr replied, "thoughts and prayers generally don't protect you from gunfire". "And there is reason for hope", Colbert said. "It seems like a houseplant would do a better job, and it would probably need a little less water". This effort, he said, could pave the way for many changes, citing the #MeToo movement that had ignited a fire that had since been burning.

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