Katy Perry speaks out about America's gun laws
On Sunday night's episode of American Idol, Santa Fe High School shooting survivor Trey Louis auditioned with his version of "Stone" by Whiskey Myers.
After he was finished singing, Trey began to tell the judges why he travelled from Santa Fe, Texas, for a chance to be on the show.
"In May 2018, a gunman walked into my school," Louis said. "I was in Art Room 1 and he shot up Art Room 2 before he made his way to Art Room 1. Lost a lot of friends. Eight students were killed. Two teachers were killed, and it's really been negative, man. Santa Fe's had a bad rap here since 2018."
This harrowing story bought judge Katy Perry to tears. After a few seconds, she lifted her head and yelled, "Our country has ****ing failed us." Louis nodded in agreement while she continued, saying that he should be a singer because he loves music, not because he's a school shooting survivor.
"You didn't have to lose eight friends," Perry said. "I hope that you remind people that we have to change, because, you know what? I'm scared too."
Watch the audition here: