"I'm not somebody who deserves any money for acting," Kasky says.
Parkland, Florida shooting survivor Cameron Kasky may have some acting experience -- but he doesn't think he's good enough to get paid by billionaire George Soros for it.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School junior poked fun at his own talent -- and a popular conspiracy theory -- on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday while confirming that, no, he is not a "crisis actor" hired to propagate an anti-gun agenda in wake of one of the deadliest school shootings in American history.
"I've been acting since Kindergarden in Ms. Blakely's production of 'The Rainbow People.' I was the narrator and since then I've been lucky enough to be in 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'Fiddler On The Roof' and if you've seen those you'd know I'm not somebody who deserves any money for acting," Kasky said.
Kasky continued to explain that his activism for better gun control comes from a genuine place. In fact, he regrets not getting involved in the fight earlier.
"I wish I had been able to be a part of this before I had to feel it at home," he said. "I almost feel guilty that it took me my community taking 17 bullets and it took us feeling that anguish for us to get involved, but we're here now," Kasky said. "We just have to keep going and realize that we're here to fight the good fight."
Kasky and fellow activist and survivor Emma Gonzalez responded to conspiracy theorists and staunch Second Amendment supporters that they are not lobbying to take away American's guns -- they just want stricter laws. Kasky even said his family is armed at home.
"We're not saying no guns," Gonzalez said. "We are saying we want to regulate semi-automatic weapons and the accessories that make them fully automatic because fully automatic weapons are banned, but the accessories that make semi-automatic aren't so we want to stop those from getting into the hands of the public."
Gonzalez also revealed to the daytime talk show host that she and her fellow classmates had a fire drill earlier that morning and thought it was strange that they were having another one just a few hours later, but nonetheless, she followed her teacher's instructions in the auditorium.
The teenager said they were hiding in the auditorium for at least two hours before they were brought to safety and didn't know there was a gunman on campus until 40 minutes into what they thought was just a drill.
A gunman -- identified as former student Nikolas Cruz -- opened fire inside their high school with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, killing 17 people and injuring over a dozen others.
DeGeneres ended the segment by partnering with Shutterfly to donate $50,000 to the students' efforts.