It is the belief of silly people that any piece of art that doesn’t give progressives a full reach around is labeled “conservative.” Hence the upcoming Joker movie. Let’s be clear: most people haven’t yet SEEN the movie. It won’t be released in theaters for another weekish. But leftists feel they’ve seen enough from the trailer that they are assuming the movie isn’t woke enough. Even though some of them think the Joker is the actual good guy. You can’t write this kind of insanity.
The latest is this anti-gun organization, which is expecting some of the movie’s profits based on a shooting that happened in a theater showing a previous Batman movie. If at this point you’re feeling like swallowing poison, please wait until after you read this:
Family members of those killed in the July 20, 2012, mass shooting at a screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado, have signed a letter to Warner Bros. sharing concerns about the upcoming Joker film and asking the studio to donate to groups that aid victims of gun violence.
Okay, if anything, sure Hollywood is hypocritical on guns. But how is a movie few have even seen in anyway related to a movie from seven years ago and further, how is it anyway related to one man’s evil quest to shoot people seeing a movie?
“We are calling on you to be a part of the growing chorus of corporate leaders who understand that they have a social responsibility to keep us all safe,” reads the letter, a copy of which was shared with The Hollywood Reporter.
First, if no one went on a mass killing spree over how much Justice League sucked, I think we’re okay here. Never open a movie with a CGI scandal. We’re lucky there wasn’t real violence over some studio lackey airbrushing out a mustache using Microsoft Paint.
Second, someone who isn’t half a moron would be more concerned with the media notoriety mass shooters receive as that which inspires other mass shooters. Not a fictional character, albeit a fictional character whose origin story may be unnecessary as a film. Which is a rant for another time after seeing the film.
Most importantly, the attitude leftists have that it’s “corporate leaders” whose job it is to “keep us safe.” Law enforcement keeps us safe. First responders keep us safe. Here’s something that will flip your crocheted vagina hat… THE SECOND AMENDMENT keeps us safe. All corporate leaders have to do is employ people, make a buttload of money, and in this case, entertain us for two hours with a FICTIONAL story. About a FICTIONAL person. Starring an actor who’s portrayed fictional characters before.
This guy, to be specific. When not sentencing Russell Crowe to die for the sin of being a Roman with an Australian accent, he’s also watched newscasts about aliens from a closet, and I believe had a romantic attraction to his phone. But please. Let’s continue to cry about a guy wearing face paint causing mayhem.
Maybe everyone should slow their roll a bit and watch the movie first. As an idea.