Jennifer Hudson On Gun Control: ‘We Are Acting Like Animals. We Need It’

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Jennifer Hudson advocates for gun control in her latest interview.

The actress whose mother, brother and nephew were all shot and killed by her sister’s ex-husband in 2008 stars in Spike Lee’s new movie about gun violence.

“If we didn’t have these issues, I don’t think a movie like that would have needed to be made,” Hudson said during her interview with W magazine. “That’s the point of making it, to make people pay attention and say, ‘Guys, we have to start somewhere.’” (RELATED: Julianne Moore: I ‘Believe’ In 2nd Amendment But Want Gun Control)

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“It’s a bad time right now, no matter where we look. Kids can’t go to school, people can’t go to church, you can’t go to the movies. It’s like, what are we doing to ourselves? What’s happening? We’re acting like animals.”

“It’s unfortunate that things are this way, but it’s not going to change unless we do something about it.” (RELATED: Amy Schumer Says Her Gun Control Plan Is Simple)

She said she didn’t understand people who say gun control doesn’t seems like the only option.

“Those who don’t get it, it’s like, how don’t you get it when this is what the issue is? And if you do have a problem with it, have a solution to come along with it. What plan do you have? How do you not try? And what are we supposed to do—just kill each other?”

“It’s a scary time no matter who you are, where you go, what color you are, where you live, honey.” (SLIDESHOW: 10 Liberals Who Use Guns For Personal Protection)