Twitter Mocks Fox News For Suggesting Jamie Lee Curtis is a Gun Control Hypocrite: ‘Wow. Nailed Her’
— #HalloweenMovie (@halloweenmovie) September 5, 2018
On Wednesday, Fox News generated a lot of unintended online hilarity with an article that tried to manufacture a political statement out of Jamie Lee Curtis‘ latest acting job.
Curtis is reprising her iconic role of Laurie Strode this year for the latest installment of the Halloween movie franchise. Curtis will use a gun in this film as her character tries to survive Michael Myers‘ latest murder spree, and for some reason, Fox apparently decided to use this as an opportunity to call her a hypocrite because of Curtis’ real-life support for gun control.
The network covered the news in the article: Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new ‘Halloween’ movie despite advocating for gun control. While the piece acknowledges that Curtis is not “entirely anti-gun,” it puts most of its focus on Hollywood figures who use guns in film roles while calling for gun safety reform across America.
Political observers took notice of the headline on Twitter, and many are not impressed with the point its trying to insinuate:
One time I saw a movie where Mark Hamill, Careie Fisher and Harrison Ford regularly violated Newtonian physics even though they CLAIM to believe in science. https://t.co/GtARZTi3nO
— Sean Casten (@SeanCasten) October 10, 2018
Every Hollywood actor who has ever played a Nazi character should be grilled over whether they are actually fascists. https://t.co/gMNwa9GIiw
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 10, 2018
I hear Anthony Perkins was opposed to murder, the hypocrite https://t.co/n2xMG2V01W
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) October 10, 2018
wow. Nailed her. Gonna be tough to recover from this one. https://t.co/51HWF37Isn
— Sam Stein (@samstein) October 10, 2018
Whoa if true. Next you’re gonna tell me Anthony Hopkins isn’t actually a cannibal murderer. https://t.co/kYQEwzlpmk
— Courtney Enlow but spooky tho (@courtenlow) October 10, 2018
Dear Fox News:
Movies are pretend.
There is not really a masked madman stalking a small town in Illinois.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 10, 2018
damn schwarzenegger killed so many people in the terminator but hasn’t murdered in real life. hypocrite much? https://t.co/ZpDMoD39s7
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) October 10, 2018
Tim Allen murders Santa Claus in 1994 movie despite advocating for celebration of Christmas https://t.co/I7NV0egJsf
— Jason O. Gilbert (@gilbertjasono) October 10, 2018
Josh Brolin kills half of all living beings in “Avengers: Infinity War” despite not being a mass murderer https://t.co/EE5vm7TpwJ
— Sexy Jamie McKelvie (@McKelvie) October 10, 2018
it explains a lot if you realize that Fox News and their viewers can’t distinguish between fantasy and reality. https://t.co/w5z6DsPnpw
— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) October 10, 2018
Shep Smith appears on Fox News despite being an actual journalist. https://t.co/fs7MXbCMZR
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) October 10, 2018
In Home Alone 2 @realDonaldTrump helps a child separated from his parents, but in real life…
They could look into this too.
— Finn Sheerin (@silverbluefin) October 10, 2018
Watch above, via Universal.
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