I am not one to admire fame, I don't look at any actor or singer as some sort of hero or god. To be honest, I almost see them in a reverse light. I get annoyed by the way some will try to interfere with the livelihoods of regular every day people. I think most become activists with good intentions but sometimes the hypocrisy gets to me. The Hollywood crowd has no problem interfering with forestry, agriculture or the energy sector (and that's not always a bad thing) but now it's their turn.
I watched tonight how some actors are going to help students in the US possibly get a movement started to get guns under control. However it's not enough to just donate money. You can't say guns are bad, let's have a vigil then tomorrow catch me in my new movie, "Shopping Mall Massacre", my latest work where I make the audience feel justified in killing people because I am seeking vengeance for them killing my family. It's a wonderful two hour romp of nothing but shooting, killing, blood and bodies everywhere. How about hash tag hypocrite. You don't have the integrity to point fingers at politicians, when families are watching you running around all evening with a gun shooting at everyone on your latest show. America needs to change its culture, I think it's finally seeing that. As a Canadian I have no problem pointing this out, the American sickness is coming across the borders into Canada, there is a problem with guns being smuggled into our country. Even little Ottawa is starting to have drive by shootings every three to four days, something unheard of when I was younger.
I hope the kids run with this, maybe they can start a movement like the "Me Too" movement, look how that is gaining power. The adults have thrown up their hands so sadly the kids feel they need to take over. Suddenly the government is talking about some changes, I think the kids have frightened them, the government knows with today's social media, this could suddenly turn into a tsunami of a protest. The powers that be, may be feeling that if they look like they're taking action, the kids won't organize and this will die down, then everyone can go back to doing nothing. I hope they see through that, I hope the protests grow, I hope something starts to change.
The entertainment industry has to be part of the solution as well and stop pretending they have no responsibility, just as people are no longer turning a blind eye to sexual harassment, people should not see extreme violence as just another ordinary day in America. There must be better writers out there than bang, pow, boom and like the Me Too movement, people should feel embarrassed if they are associated with the gun culture.