Anytime gun control is brought up you have your usual string of stars opening their mouths and making barely understandable noise about the evil that is firearms. We are all used to this. This is not just the case in regards to guns, but may so-called leftist agendas.
I am not out to paint Hollywood as a secret propaganda machine, as many of my cohorts oft do. No, having been to an Arts University I am comfortable with the idea that actors and other artists often lean left on political issues. It’s just the way it is.
Now what does bother me is the hypocrisy, in any form. Unfortunately, this is one case where Hollywood is guilty as sin. Yes, we all know how much money Hollywood makes portraying gun violence every year. That isn’t what I am talking about.
I am speaking of some of the biggest names in the Action Movie genre. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who used to claim to be pro gun, now claims to want gun control. That’s right folks. The Terminator wants a ban on so-called Assault Weapons.
But at least Arnie is quieter about the issue. Unlike Sylvester Stallone. What’s that, you say? Stallone just came out with a movie entitled Bullet to the Head? That’s funny, considering he is all for confiscation of your firearms.
Back in 1999, after the awful shooting death of comedic genius Phil Hartman, Stallone stated, and I cannot make this stuff up; ““Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you’re gonna have. It’s pathetic. It really is pathetic. It’s sad. We’re living in the Dark Ages over there.”
I love it, don’t you?
Now, one action hero who is actually standing by the devices which made his career (and his bank account) soar, is Bruce WIllis. Bruce Willis is reportedly at odds with business partner Sylvester Stallone over the 2nd Amendment. When asked about President Obama’s gun control initiative, WIllis responded with “I think that you can’t start to pick apart anything out of the Bill of Rights without thinking that it’s all going to become undone. If you take one out or change one law, then why wouldn’t they take all your rights away from you?”.
So, think of this next time you go to your local theater to see some shoot em up, body piling flick. Did the actors you just watched on screen feel so ashamed after making that movie that they refused payment?
I doubt it.