Chewbacca Mom responds to violence with Michael Jackson song

FILE - In this June 8, 2016, file photo, Candace Payne, also known as "Chewbacca Mom, appears in the audience wearing her Chewbacca mask at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Payne posted a video on Facebook July 9, 2016, of her singing Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" in response to last week’s fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Chewbacca Mom Candace Payne has channeled Michael Jackson in response to last week’s fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas.

Payne posted a video on Facebook during the weekend of her cover of Michael Jackson’s “Heal the World.”

Payne lives about a half-hour from Dallas in Grand Prairie, Texas. She says she hopes her rendition of the song inspires people to make the world “a better place.”

Payne rose to fame in May after posting a wildly popular video of her hysterically laughing while wearing a toy Chewbacca mask. The video has gained nearly 160 million views on Facebook.

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