No, it was no accident. Right on cue, many Twitter users parlayed the pre-Super Bowl performance by Jennifer Hudson and the Sandy Hook kids into an opportunity to call for stricter gun control laws:

https://twitter.com/DanXross/status/298209342744850433

https://twitter.com/KateGrabon/status/298209422881214464

Perhaps CBS should have hired NBC’s Bob Costas to sing along with the Sandy Hook kids.

Update:

Here is video of the performance:

  • Bob Smooper

    I once tried to buy a gun when I was on holiday in America.

    The toothless redneck at the gun store asked me my IQ.

    I jokingly said “6” and he said “ah’s so’ry but yer too intellyjunt t’own a gun,”.

    Then he spat chewing tobacco out and his obese wife escorted me out.

    • Bob Smooper

      hehe

      • bod ach beag

        Yea mark keep it up, funny joke there wat, ya wanker

        • $22639970

          He’d have to be an intact, functioning male in order to be a wanker, Thomas.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You’re from Britain and making a joke about American dental care. Priceless!

      • b_truit

        Oh the irony

      • Tish

        Hahahahaha

      • Tish

        Hahahahaha

      • rivers

        Not to mention the fantastic physiques and smashing good looks Brits are known for, (?) and as far as intelligence? Sorry, Bashir and Morgan have been here for a while, we know how clever y’all can be over there..

      • rivers

        Not to mention the fantastic physiques and smashing good looks Brits are known for, (?) and as far as intelligence? Sorry, Bashir and Morgan have been here for a while, we know how clever y’all can be over there..

    • CatHerder

      This is wrong on so many levels.

    • Joe W.

      When you said your IQ was “6”, you were NOT joking, Goober.

      • Michael Rice

        He was joking that it was that high.

    • Joe W.

      When you said your IQ was “6”, you were NOT joking, Goober.

    • Margo Channing

      You are a troll. I see your idiocy all over the place.

    • Michael Rice

      Isn’t that steroetypical comment? The kind of remarks liberals supposedly hate.

    • AimToMisbehave

      The suggestion of you having a 6 IQ is grade inflation at its most egregious.

    • $22639970

      Remind me again who rescued your limp dick country TWICE last century because you couldn’t man up!

      • Bob Smooper

        That would be the good old U S of A.

        • $22639970

          That’s right, so a little respect is in order. If you don’t like our country, take your ungrateful tourist butts to Germany.

      • Bob Smooper

        That would be the good old U S of A.

  • Citizen0000

    I guess none of these tweeters understand that gun laws were in place for SH. But that doesn’t seem to matter to ones emotions. Please take your emotions out of your reasoning.

    • rivers

      Honestly, they really can’t. These are people that think that Quotable Quotes from Readers Digest are legitimate arguments in intelligent debates.

    • West Valley Citizen

      Thats the idea emotion over common sense.

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        It’s the most effective way liberalism can be marketed.

    • $22639970

      They can’t do that. Citizen. These are the types of people who only think with their glands, not their brains.

  • Mike Horve

    What a bunch of crap. Is this what a liberal Twitter site is like. Thanks for the education of what’s wrong with these gun haters.

  • Mike Horve

    This is why I don’t watch CBS. What really sucks is sensorship of Soda Stream over the heavy weights Coke and Pepsi.

    • joebidensgrabbyhands

      We bought a soda stream today, just because of the censorship. It’s awesome.

    • joebidensgrabbyhands

      We bought a soda stream today, just because of the censorship. It’s awesome.

  • rivers

    And suddenly it became a different world… thugs all over Chicagoland and beyond are wiping away tears, throwing their guns in the rivers and vowing to hug it out from now on. Tyrants on foreign shores suddenly find themselves wondering, what are we fighting for? Obama has decided to take a long hard look at drone strikes and is having a hard time remembering why he’s ordering all this killing anyway.

    And the trolls who tweet hate about Chris Kyle or Andrew Breitbart’s death are taking a long hard look at themselves. Jim Carrey is thinking gee, maybe those who disagree with me are worth protecting, and Jaide has vowed that instead of bathroom brawls, she’s going to stick to checking stalls for adequate paper supply.

    Yeah. Suddenly people magically shed all their flaws, as evidenced by the sudden disappearance of hateful tweets and facebook postings. (Except the one below by Mark Cooper).

    I hope it doesn’t need to be said but just in case, SARC,

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      Maybe next year a choir from a Detroit school can sing America the Beautiful.

  • Gallatin

    You expected anything different from a government protected monopoly?

  • hatsylady

    They are the Oprahfied among us.

  • Michelle

    Wait. What? The left didn’t go apeshit on Twitter when those beautiful kids sang the words, “God shed His grace on thee”?

    • Joe W.

      The night is young, Michelle….wait until AFTER the game, then they’ll start squealing like skewered piglets…..

    • Joe W.

      The night is young, Michelle….wait until AFTER the game, then they’ll start squealing like skewered piglets…..

    • Catchance

      They thought the kids were singing about Obama.

    • Catchance

      They thought the kids were singing about Obama.

  • DKL

    This just in: Kids orphaned by Chicago mayhem will sing at next year’s Superbowl.

    • John Kirby Hanson

      #CBS no it will be the Parents of all the dead kids from Chicago,for next yrs SB

  • DKL

    This just in: Kids orphaned by Chicago mayhem will sing at next year’s Superbowl.

  • Tish

    When guns are outlawed only the outlaws will have guns.. my what a wonderful world that would be. Kinda like Chicago ‘ only nationwide . Prove to me that law abiding gun owners are the problem and i will stand with you’ since that’s impossible Ill keep my gun.

  • Tish

    When guns are outlawed only the outlaws will have guns.. my what a wonderful world that would be. Kinda like Chicago ‘ only nationwide . Prove to me that law abiding gun owners are the problem and i will stand with you’ since that’s impossible Ill keep my gun.

  • Jack Deth

    And with all of this cheap, sleazy, tacky, Obama inspired politicizing. The liberals, lefties and Democrats are still going to look stupid when they come up several votes short of the required sixty in the Senate for Feinstein’s abortion of a bill.

  • Jack Deth

    And with all of this cheap, sleazy, tacky, Obama inspired politicizing. The liberals, lefties and Democrats are still going to look stupid when they come up several votes short of the required sixty in the Senate for Feinstein’s abortion of a bill.

  • Jack Levitt

    They could have also made a 500 strong chorus just using the school kids shot on the way to a Chicago public school in 2011. I guess CBS is full of racists that don’t want to acknowledge minority children and the horrible violence they live every day in deep blue liberal America.

    • buckofama2010

      Or MILLIONS strong with all the murdered babies through abortion. Liberal bastards

      • Jack Levitt

        Hard to fit 55 million on stage…..

    • buckofama2010

      Or MILLIONS strong with all the murdered babies through abortion. Liberal bastards

  • Jack Levitt

    They could have also made a 500 strong chorus just using the school kids shot on the way to a Chicago public school in 2011. I guess CBS is full of racists that don’t want to acknowledge minority children and the horrible violence they live every day in deep blue liberal America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524116311 Steve Schaper

    Makes me want to -protect- the kids, not take away my ability to do so!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524116311 Steve Schaper

    Makes me want to -protect- the kids, not take away my ability to do so!

  • Joe W.

    They can do the Rumba or the Bossa Nova on all the children’s graves they wish; they can parade all the celebrities who have had family members murdered out to sing, and they can bleat, whine, and spew all the venom that they wish, but I will NEVER relinquish my right to defend myself, my family, and my property. NEVER.

    • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

      Tell ’em Joe!

      No one has a monopoly on grief and suffering.

  • Joe W.

    They can do the Rumba or the Bossa Nova on all the children’s graves they wish; they can parade all the celebrities who have had family members murdered out to sing, and they can bleat, whine, and spew all the venom that they wish, but I will NEVER relinquish my right to defend myself, my family, and my property. NEVER.

  • Wolverine

    Shall not be infringed = Shall not be infringed

  • Wolverine

    Shall not be infringed = Shall not be infringed

  • buckofama2010

    And there would be even more there were it not for gun laws making the school a gun free zone…nothing but a giant neon sign saying “come and shoot as many kids as you want, no one will stop you.” DUMBASS liberals…Do the REALLY believe the guy who did this who violated 41 laws would have NOT done it if there were 42?

  • buckofama2010

    And there would be even more there were it not for gun laws making the school a gun free zone…nothing but a giant neon sign saying “come and shoot as many kids as you want, no one will stop you.” DUMBASS liberals…Do the REALLY believe the guy who did this who violated 41 laws would have NOT done it if there were 42?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.harlacher Kurt Harlacher

    Then why is the Sandy Hook School District asking for armed officers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.harlacher Kurt Harlacher

    Then why is the Sandy Hook School District asking for armed officers?

  • bod ach beag

    first had someone in the school had a firearm the guy probably would not have gotten in second to use this as an anti gun forum is stupidity in and of itself.. when someone breaks in on one of you Anti-gun nuts and you maybe get the chance to call 911 see what happens between the time you call and the cops get there . the second amendment is there for your protection. forget the ar and the ak and any other semi automatic fire arm . try to protect yourself with a pair of scissors like the WH wants you too. that is ultra stupidity.

    • StopThisMadness

      Oops. I meant this to be a reply to the post below.

      Atlantic Wire Fri, Feb 1, 2013

      From reports of the school-board meeting, concerned parents cited the Sandy Hook shootings as their reason for backing an armed-guard policy. “The only thing that stopped that guy that day was when the two Newtown police burst in the building,” one parent is quoted as saying in the Patch story. “You all know that.”

      Which sounds eerily familiar to the NRA’s “good guy with a gun” talking point, even though the Obama administration has backed armed guards if schools want them.

  • Avey Owyns

    I favourited some of the tweets I saw above thinking they were sarcastic…

  • http://twitter.com/stompcure Chris Passaretti

    Wrong time to press any agenda …is it fair that the 13 yr old who got ganged raped or the 6 yr old who was assaulted or the 80 yr old who couldn’t afford her medicine.come on people a place and time for everything but not here

  • Michael Rice

    Idiots.
    Notice how they call for a change in “ugly laws” but not in behavior.

  • http://twitter.com/stompcure Chris Passaretti

    They used these poor children because of the millions who watch the Superbowl…Shameful

  • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

    These people are so stupid they actually think the government cares about them and/or their children. News flash progs: the government does not care about you. Realistically, nine times out of ten, the police are the clean up crew for *after* a crime occurs; they carry guns for their own protection, not yours. You have to protect yourself and your family as best you can. As for me, I’m keeping my guns.

  • Headshot556

    My guns didn’t kill anyone, why should I give them up? What other rights are you willing to give up next?

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Hope the kids say hello to the armed police officers and other resource officers at school Monday.

  • MrApple

    Pandering nothing but pandering to the Liberal minority.

  • gracepmc

    Disgusted with the political overtone to the Super Bowl and almost everything in the US today. Obama and liberals suck the joy from everything.

  • NRPax

    Looks like the kids of sandy hook are honouring the country whose gun laws put all their lives in danger

    Such as gun free zones and waiting periods for buying them.

    And I’m really sorry, you dear misguided little liberals. Appeal to Emotion stopped working on me after I hit my 30s.

    • lbeacham

      With 58 years of wisdom, I have a sharp focus on the bullseye of how to insure the safety of America’s children in school. It’s clear—armed, trained adults with guns in schools. Young Mothers need emotion, children need protection.

      • NRPax

        I’m just annoyed and sad that we need said adults in the first place. But it’s painfully obvious that the gun free zones aren’t going to work no matter how much hope and change you snort.

  • West Valley Citizen

    Pathetic use of children. The libtards should be ashamed of themselves. but they wont be.

    • $22639970

      Morality is a prerequisite for feeling shame. These people lack that characteristic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1737859835 Jerry McMains

    Oh Yes, Where the men wearing helmets and protecting a football get paid 100 x more than the men and women wearing helmets protecting Our Country! Yeah everything is just peachy in obamaland!!!

  • radicallyalyssa

    Maybe they could have made a chorus of all the ghosts of children that have been killed in Chicago. Or maybe they can bring the kid who pointed a shotgun to the Google Earth van! OR MAYBE THEY COULD HAVE GOTTEN NANCY PELOSI TO SING!?? Such perfection!

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    America has moved on from Sandy Hook, just like we did with Columbine and 9-11.

    No one, and I mean no one, has a monopoly on grief and pain in this world.

    I will not lay down anything over this performance.

    I urge Americans everywhere to join me, and if you want a gun, by all means go and get one, because these Sandy hook kids and their families, Jennifer Hudson and the tweeters on here most likely will not protect your family.

  • Randall

    Comments from these libtard sheep make me realize how stupid
    they ready are.

  • Frank

    We send F-16 fighter Jets and tanks to Egypt who hates us and we are worried about a lawful citizenry owning a gun for defense This is inane. Most people killed in America are killed in the Killing Fields of America… gun free zones! Gun free zones are unconstitutional. The right to life and freedom are given by our creator, not the inept and corrupt government. No man has the right to tell anyone where, when or how he will defend the sanctity of life. The argument that banning guns will stop evil has never worked, unless, of course, you believe that Hitler, Stalin, Amin were good guys.