Perhaps you’ve recently seen the story surrounding a list of celebrities who signed their names to a card sent to
Emperor President Obama, thanking him for his action on increased gun controls. If you haven’t, you can find the story here.
As is the case with most left-wing activists, these celebrities somehow overlook the hypocrisy of their actions. Let’s take a moment to point out a few of these beloved celebrities who added their signatures to this card.
Judd Apatow, Actor, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Judd Apatow was the producer for the 2008 film, Pineapple Express. This film’s plot centers around a marijuana dealer and a corrupt police officer. Immediately, I am thinking there might be a gun battle or two in this film. According to IMDb.com, one of the violent scenes is described in the following manner: “A man is shot in the head, falls against a window, and blood and brain matter splashes on the window.” Sounds like a good wholesome flick with that doesn’t promote gun violence to me. Verdict: HYPOCRITE!
Olivia Wilde, Actress
This actress starred in the role Liza in the 2012 film, Deadfall. In this film, Liza and her brother Addison (played by Eric Bana) were victims of an abusive family environment. Because of this, Addison became very protective of his sister, even shooting their father to protect her from continued abuse. Addison eventually became quite the killer. However, when Addison threatens to kill her boyfriend she takes matters into her own hands and shoots her brother. Verdict: HYPOCRITE!
Edward Norton, Actor
Though Edward Norton doesn’t play the star role in the 2012 film, The Bourne Legacy, this film is not lacking in its share of gun violence. Take a look at one of the official trailers and see for yourself how it glamorizes gun violence. Verdict: HYPOCRITE!
Michael Keaton, Actor
In 2013, Michael Keaton takes to his firearms as a villain named Hollander in the film, Penthouse North. In this film, Hollander and Chad (Barry Sloane) hold a blind photojournalist captive in her home as they search for diamonds they suspect are hidden in her home by her now dead boyfriend. IMDb.co describes one of the scenes this way: “A man is shot repeatedly and then thrown from a building. We see him hit the ground with a sickening thwack. We later see his body on the ground. His leg broken and twisted at an awkward angle and a puddle of blood under his head.” And oh by the way, for the animal lovers out there, Hollander also tosses a cat over the balcony to the ground below. Verdict: HYPOCRITE!
Saving the best signee for last:
Liam Neeson, Actor
Though there are several others who added their signature to the thank you card sent to Obama, this guy tops the list. It’s difficult to recall a Liam Neeson film in which he is not a gun toting, gun shooting, bad ass m-f’er! The list is long, including his popular “Taken” series. Neeson plays a character, Bryan Mills who is a retired CIA agent. In the inaugural film, his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace) is abducted while traveling to Paris.
When it comes to Hollywood, one can count on an increase in violence from one sequel to the next. After all, they have to outdo themselves to be able to sell the sequel(s) to their audience. At last count, I believe there have been four films in the Taken series. Below is a trailer from Taken 2. Verdict: QUADRUPLE HYPOCRITE!
Golden Globe Awards
In addition to the above mentioned celebrities, this past Sunday evening we were witness to another celebrity spectacle, the Golden Globe Awards. A wonderful piece was posted to Twitchy.com which shed more light on the hypocrisy in Hollywood which you can find here.
If there is an ounce of sincerity in the hearts of any of these celebrities, let them put their money where their mouths are. Until then, get off your soapboxes and shut up!