A well known Hollywood actress has been criticized for trying to lobby the U.S. Government to introduce gun control measures on August 5.
Scream Queens Lead Actor Jamie Lee Curtis gets slammed on social media. That’s after repeatedly posting her personal view that U.S. Congress should prohibit assault weapons.
Curtis said on Twitter.
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— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) August 3, 2019
The move prompted former White House Aide Sebastian Gorka to criticize what he thought to be ironic about Curtis’ role in supporting a violent and cruel film industry.
“You’re a actress who made her millions in a film franchise that was built on obscene violence and cruelty,” Gorka said on Twitter. “Perhaps you should hold your tongue at this time of tragedy.”
You’re a actress.
Who made her millions in a film franchise that was built on obscene violence and cruelty.
Perhaps you should hold your tongue at this time of tragedy. https://t.co/RJVSn3Wjr1
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) August 5, 2019
Curtis made the remarks after two mass shootings happened in two different parts of the nation. Connor Betts, 24, reportedly opened fire on crowds of people outside of Ned Peppers in downtown Dayton, Ohio on August 4. The tragedy killed nine people, including Betts’ sister Megan Betts, 22, and injured at least 27 others.
The shooting came just hours after a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, in which 22 people died, and 26 more were wounded. A 21-year-old suspect in that shooting has already been arrested.
Gorka’s argument gravitates around several gun-wielding screenshots from movies. They show that Curtis has no moral dilemma about carrying, pointing, and even firing different types of guns.
“This is Jamie Lee Curtis. She’s anti-gun,” Gorka said on Twitter.
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) August 6, 2019
Curtis also appears to have a line of action figures hefting a range of weapons, including a shotgun, rifle, pistol, and dagger.
“This is an actual Jamie Lee Curtis action figure … complete with weapons,” Angela Kay said on Twitter. “How much money is she making from this doll?”
This is an actual Jamie Lee Curtis action figure…complete with weapons. How much money is she making from this doll? pic.twitter.com/hMOkqLPoOb
— Angela.Kay (@DeepSouthProud) August 5, 2019
Curtis’ social media posts also contain content that could be considered to promote violent thinking.
“Knives Out trailer tomorrow,” she said on Twitter. “We put the dis in dysfunction this Thanksgiving with some good old fashioned family murder mystery mayhem. Can’t wait for you all to see it with your whole family this Thanksgiving.”
KNIVES OUT TRAILER TOMORROW!
We put the dis in dysfunction this Thanksgiving with some good old fashioned family murder mystery mayhem! Can’t wait for you all to see it with your whole family this Thanksgiving! @KnivesOut pic.twitter.com/WHVf22IV69
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) July 1, 2019
The actress also has no qualms with spreading imagery of someone firing an arrow.
“Care to hone your skills in the art of the graphic novel? This is the place,” Curtis said on Twitter. “Now is the time.”
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 27, 2019
There are other theories about what causes mass shootings. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is concerned. He suggests there may be subliminal factors in video games that could make it more appealing to resolve personal problems through a mass shooting.
“Video games dehumanize individuals to have a game of shooting individuals or others,” McCarthy said in a televised interview on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures program. “We watched from studies shown before, of what it does to individuals. When you look at these photos of how it took place, you can see the actions within video games.”
clip here — it’s very much jumping off Tx. Lt. Gov Dan Patrick’s comments to F&F earlier pic.twitter.com/J8PqvNtvz0
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) August 4, 2019
Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) shares these concerns and urges authorities to “condemn” video games for the “evil” it propagates.
“How long are we going to let, for example, and ignore at the federal level, particularly where they can do something about the video game industry?” Patrick said on Fox & Friends.
— Just Sayin (@WildmansWord) August 5, 2019
The alleged El Paso shooter has released a manifesto on the internet that discusses his desire to live out his “super-soldier fantasy,” according to Patrick.
“What are we as a nation to say—that we’re going to tolerate and allow a website that lets killers post their manifesto before—and to be posted after the act?” he said. “We have to take a long look at who we are as a nation and where we want to go and what we’re going to tolerate from social media and from video games.”
He does not believe the guns themselves are evil and suggests violent video games are spreading a kind of demonic force.
“This was maybe a video to this evil demon—a video game to him,” he said. “We’ve always had guns; we’ve always had evil … I see a video game industry that teaches young people to kill.”