Saturday, December 29, 2012

'Demand A Plan' Celebrities Shoot Fake Guns

Major revelation from this new mashup: celebrities who want gun control have also fired fake guns in movies and on TV.
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8 comments:

Taylor said...

You have to be kidding me. These people are actors. Sometimes a role calls for you to fire a gun onstage or onscreen. The role you are playing has literally nothing to do with your political views as an individual. When you are an actor, you are asked to portray people other than yourself. If actors only portrayed themselves, the theater would have died long ago. Do not accuse these people of hypocrisy just because you don't understand their craft.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you understand the point. These celebrities seem to agree that penalizing legal gun owners will somehow have an effect on these shooting tragedies, yet fail to see how portraying gunning people down could contribute in any way. That is the hypocrisy on display here.

david said...

@Anonymous,

Considering Japan has an extremely violent popular culture and only had 11 firearm deaths in 2011, I would say it DOESN'T contribute in any way. But if it does, I'm not sure we should blame entertainment/art on the few who can't separate reality and make-believe. Movies have always been a scapegoat. Just ask the NRA.

Oink said...

Right, and actors who have played drug dealers shouldn’t speak out against drug use, and actors who have played rapists shouldn’t speak out against rape culture, and actors who have played murderers shouldn’t speak out against violence, because evidently we’ve all at some point lost the ability to differentiate between real life and movies.

Anonymous said...

If these celebrities' influence is what is being cited as contributing to gun violence, shouldn't their influence logically deter it as well? They're taking advantage of their standings as role models to reverse any disservice they've done. It's up to them to use their influence and public standing as they choose, and turning negative into positive shouldn't be disrespected.

Anonymous said...

Dear Gotcha Media,
You're all fucking stupid.
Sincerely, absolutely everyone with a brain.

Anonymous said...

this is the dumbest shit i've ever read.

Anonymous said...

lol matt wilstein is the dumbest fuck ive seen.