The actress supports stricter gun control laws -- but wields a gun to combat Michael Myers in "Halloween." Oh, the horror!
Fox News tried to fault Jamie Lee Curtis for using a firearm to fight off a masked serial killer in her new "Halloween" movie, despite having publicly advocated for stricter gun control laws in the United States, and it did not go well.
The conservative media outlet was murdered with jokes ridiculing the notion that actors and actresses must only play characters that strictly align with their real-life values and political positions.
"Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new 'Halloween' movie despite advocating for gun control," the unintentionally hilarious tweet read.
In the, uh, story, the Fox writer explained, "In the 11th installment of the horror film series, Jamie Lee Curtis's character, Laurie Strode, is seen wielding firearms in her quest to kill the film's legendary villain, Michael Myers. At one point, she shoots him as he's standing in front of a window."
"But Curtis's on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control -- one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set," the article continued. "In light of several high-profile mass shootings, Curtis has voiced her support for gun reform legislation. But she's also appeared in films such as 'True Lies,' 'Virus,' 'Halloween II' and 'Blue Steel' where she uses firearms multiple times."
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"Better Call Saul" star Michal McKean commented on the tweet, "You know this is stupid and that your amen corner is just stupid enough to swallow it." Meanwhile, others mercilessly mocked Fox by pointing out how hard it would be to hold actors to his impossible standard. Even Dictionary.com got in on the fun.
Enjoy some of the most entertaining commentary below!
Acting. The profession or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures, etc.
Mark Hamill wields LASER sword and armor-piercing firearms, space fighter jet w megabomb, kills 10,000s of security professionals and innocent contractors aboard security outpost - TWICE! - despite advocating for gun control. What do you have to say for yourself, @HamillHimself? https://t.co/0yeMer9u0g
I see a lot of people making fun of this, but the message of an extremely large percentage of movies is "a good guy with a gun solves problems." Do you think that has more or less influence than actors' advocacy against guns? https://t.co/NF1VUIlPCN