This is a guest post by Popucrime
What you see above is a shining example of Hollywood hypocrisy when it comes to violence and gun control. As we can see Mr. Tarantino, notorious for his violent movies that consistently involve guns, got more than a little rattled when asked about violence in movies some years back when promoting his film Django Unchained.
In the full interview, between dodging questions, Tarantino doesn’t forget to drive home the fact that he’s only there to “sell his movie.”
Tarantino is not alone, of course. The never-ending list of celebrities including Chris Rock, Matt Damon, Liam Neeson to Jennifer Aniston and Lena Dunham, one can easily note how the entertainment industry doesn’t hesitate to regularly enrich themselves by using guns to earn themselves quite the dandy paycheck when the opportunity presents itself. And when it doesn’t, they waste no time in creating their own opportunities as seen above by director, writer, and actor, Quentin Tarantino. Frankly? I love his movies.
However, when it comes to jumping on the gun-control bandwagon it’s an entirely different story. With many celebrities, all that you need to do is ask them to jump and their only question will be “how high?”
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) October 5, 2015
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) October 5, 2015
As we all know, this is in action constantly.
On October 2nd, the day after the horrific Las Vegas shooting, here’s what Hollywood darling Lena Dunham had to say on Twitter.
Gun control is the only answer to a question we shouldn't even be asking.
— 💎 Lena Dunham 💎 (@lenadunham) October 2, 2017
Where do we see her next? About two weeks later on October 18th in an appearance on American Horror Story, donning a gun.
Surely it was the Las Vegas shooting that changed Dunham’s mind on gun control, right?
Just last year Dunham called for the defacement from Jason Bourne ads. Why? Because guns, of course!
When asked about Dunham’s attempt to trash his new movie, Matt Damon was careful to tiptoe around the issue in his response.
“I totally get it. I mean especially given what’s going on recently, and I get not wanting to see a picture of a gun right now, and I don’t blame her at all. I mean for the marketing purposes of Jason Bourne—I mean he is a guy who runs around with a gun, so it’s not gratuitous marketing, but certainly in light of recent events I understand that impulse to want to tear the gun out of the picture.” Damon stated.
This is coming from the same guy who also, while promoting the same film, expressed a wish for a massive confiscation of U.S. guns during a press conference in Australia.
“You guys did it here in one fell swoop [in 1996] and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” Mr. Damon said during a promotional engagement in Sydney for the movie “Jason Bourne.”
Now let’s step back for a minute and go on a quick field trip to get a peek inside of what Hollywood’s actual relationship with the gun industry is. Cozy and profitable? Of course.
For instance, here’s a peek the industry’s main prop providers – and we have to give it up for Independent Studio Services (https://issprops.com/.) Very impressive. Note that the video will start out with a quick and excellent tour of the NRA firearm museum focusing on Hollywood, but it also takes you inside of Hollywood’s massive armory and then they delve in to what really goes on behind the scenes (tip: do yourself a favor and watch it in full screen view mode.)
However, one would be remiss if I didn’t mention some of the Hollywood A-List that do appreciate the Second Amendment.
Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Gary Sinise, Angelina Jolie, Tom Selleck and James Earl Jones are a handful of the minorities in Hollywood that support gun rights. There are more, but not enough to outweigh the majority in the entertainment industry who claim to detest guns. They fail to realize that America notices this every day and won’t stop noticing as it will no doubt go on for decades to come.
In short? Shut up about gun control, Hollywood. When you can stand on your own two feet without using guns to line your wallets and enjoy armed security, don’t even bother trying to explain to the rest of us how to live our lives.
Clean your own house first.