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The Hollywood elite embodies the phrase, “Do as I say, not as I do.” Some may say Hollywood is consistently inconsistent. While the nation’s favorite actors and actresses embrace their various causes, where they give speeches encouraging the American people to support gun control legislation, reduce carbon emissions to save the world from climate change, and believe any woman who comes forward claiming to be a survivor of sexual assault, hypocrisy runs rampant. The issue of firearms and the Second Amendment is one such issue where actors and actresses who claim to support gun control measures often take on movie roles where their characters use firearms.
Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is one of those stars whose track record of calling for gun control legislation following mass shootings appears to be contradicted by her movie roles.
As Fox News reported on Wednesday, Curtis is starring in the latest “Halloween” reboot, where she is forced to defend herself with a gun from the well-known villain Michael Myers. View the trailer below.
— #HalloweenKills (@halloweenmovie) September 5, 2018
Fox News also noted that, after the mass school shooting in Santa Fe, Tex., Curtis took to Twitter to advocate for gun control. In 2013, Curtis specifically called for an assault weapons ban, repeatedly.
All previous light hearted tweets get dismissed immediately as the heavy heart reality of another school shooting takes us back to the need for stronger gun legislation.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) May 18, 2018
Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now!
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 17, 2013
However, Curtis may not be completely anti-gun. As Fox News points out, Curtis also tweeted a photo where she’s at a gun range shooting a .357 as a promotion for the upcoming horror film.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) January 25, 2018
After seeing Fox News address her inconsistency on the issue, Curtis hit back with a rebuttal and accused the outlet of not asking her what she really thinks on the issue.
“What I think might surprise them,” she told USA Today.
She then went on to say that she fully supports the Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment, but that she supports what many gun control proponents refer to as “common sense” gun reform.
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I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles – which are weapons also.
They knew that Laurie was going to be someone who used firearms. And I think there were myriad types of firearms that could have been used in the movie. I was very clear with the filmmakers that she used the weapons intended for self-defense for her and her family.
I’m an actress who’s in slasher movies. I have to be responsible for my own personal choices in my own personal life. But I am an actor for hire. And honestly, if I had made my career as a pacifist actor, I would never have worked, ever.
But I have always been proud to represent women who fight back and fight back with intelligence, cunning and creativity, and who fight for their lives and their families’ lives.
The latest “Halloween” slasher film hits theaters October 19.