Fox News Gets Trolled Hard After Accusing Jamie Lee Curtis Of Using Gun In Film
By Mikelle Leow, 11 Oct 2018
Image via Jamie Lee Curtis
With how absurd 2018 has become, it’s understandable if you sometimes confuse fiction with reality, but it seems the world has only scratched the surface.
Social media users erupted in hoots of laughter upon seeing a headline by Fox News that proves it hasn’t figured out how movies work.
“Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new Halloween movie despite advocating for gun control,” the title read.
The outlet pointed out the “hypocrisy” of Hollywood actress and producer Jamie Lee Curtis—a proud advocate of gun control—because her character, ‘Laurie Strode’, was using firearms to fend off villain ‘Michael Myers’ in the 2018 reboot of Halloween.
Fox News added that the star’s “on-screen actions stand in contrast” with her actual persona, and the fact that she was filling in the shoes of a fictional role completely flew over its head.
Evidently, the internet went amok over the bizarre critique.
The Twitter Moments account pointed out, “Just a reminder that the new Halloween is not a Jamie Lee Curtis biopic.”
Twitter user Chris Jackson joked, “Josh Brolin wields ‘Infinity Gauntlet’ in new Avengers movie despite advocating against mass genocide.”
Dictionary.com made it its mission to educate the news outlet on what “acting” meant.
“Acting. The profession or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures… See also: Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween.”
Curtis herself has responded to the strange finger-pointing, telling USA Today that she did have a say about the type of guns her character would use in the film, and they were only “intended for self-defense.”
She further expressed her appreciation about being able to “represent women who fight back… [and] fight for their lives and their families’ lives.”
Remember that Mission: Impossible - Fall-Out outtake that saw Henry Cavill magically growing a beard after punching air? News flash: that’s not real, as well.
Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new 'Halloween' movie despite advocating for gun control https://t.co/OL2q5nXtUx— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 10, 2018
Just a reminder that the new Halloween is not a Jamie Lee Curtis biopic. https://t.co/uHBJqTVMz4— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) October 10, 2018
It's... a movie. Jamie Lee Curtis was using make-believe guns. Oh and Michael Myers isn't a real person. Just so you guys know. https://t.co/li4kiAXJCx— 🦇 Count Scarfula 🦇 (@Scarfulhu) October 10, 2018
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— Kevin Baron (@DefenseBaron) October 10, 2018
Anthony Hopkins plays a man who eats people in Silence of the Lambs, therefore he must support cannibalism https://t.co/pQyfb6ez1N— glamorous as heck (@weirdoqueen) October 10, 2018
"Johnny Depp wields scissorhands in new 'Edward Scissorhands' movie despite advocating for human hands" https://t.co/vbKx8udoE4— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) October 10, 2018
Josh Brolin wields Infinity Gauntlet in new 'Avengers' movie despite advocating against mass genocide https://t.co/ey6Jcy2T2H— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) 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
Dwayne Johnson wrestles under moniker "The Rock" despite being made of human flesh https://t.co/iJj9zu79FD— scaredrian cryptford ☠️ ⚰️ (@Crawf33) October 10, 2018
Forget the movies, Jamie Lee Curtis could own a dozen guns and spend every evening at the firing range, and it still wouldn’t be hypocritical of her to advocate for gun control unless you think “gun control” means “a complete ban on anything more dangerous than a Nerf football.”— Frank (@FrancusObscurus) October 10, 2018
[via Twitter Moments and USA Today, video via Halloween movie, cover image via Jamie Lee Curtis]
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