Skip to comments.Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood not to blame for gun violence
Posted on 01/07/2013 5:21:50 AM PST by Tailgunner Joe
Arnold Schwarzenegger has become the latest Hollywood star to dismiss suggestions that violent movies are to blame for gun massacres such as the recent killing of 20 children in Connecticut.
The iconic action star, who is currently promoting his new film The Last Stand, told reporters it was important to "keep [the two] separate". He said: "[This is] entertainment and the other thing is a tragedy beyond belief. It's really serious and it's the real deal." He added: "We have to analyse how we deal with mental illness, how we deal with gun laws, how we deal with parenting."
The 65-year-old actor, for whom The Last Stand is his first lead role since the end of a seven-year stint as governor of California, said the entire situation surrounding the deaths of 20 children and six staff at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last month should be carefully looked at. "Everything has to be analysed; no stone [left] unturned," he said. "How can we do better with gun laws? If there are any loopholes, if there's a problem, let's analyse it Are we really dealing with the mental problems the right way as a society?"
Schwarzenegger also hinted that the culture surrounding gun enthusiasts might need to change in a reference to Connecticut killer Adam Lanza's mother Nancy, who was murdered with her own assault weapons. "Does a mother need to collect guns and take her little kids shooting?" the actor asked.
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Spoken by the infamous Austrian military tank commander that sank his tank in a deep pool of mud!
I'm fine with believing that if someone will explain why it is at the same time unacceptable to show someone smoking in a movie since it is encourages children to smoke.
Been watching some old movies recently, and the characters on-screen are smoking something close to half the time. Amazing to see, in today's world.
I’m surprised there has been little about the fact that Lanza was virtually addicted to violent first person shooter type games. Figured I’d have heard for a ban on those by now.
He became a tank commander during only one year of military service?
He is an idiot. Hollywood is not to blame for why people cant break out of idolatry and worship of everything disgusting- but they make the crack for the addict.
He should not be so proud of being covered with filthy dirty rags.
You are correct. If smoking tends to have young people emulate it, so does mayhem, murder and brutality. ‘Fight Club’ came out and there were numerous incidents of organized fights in schools and other places where youngsters gathered. They wanted the black eyes, broken schnozzes and cuts their “heroes” had. My fix? Ban all entertainment out of Hollywood, instead of taking my rights away. They can get a job. I can’t get another Constitution (worth a shiite).
While they're at it, let them explain why advertisers spend billions of dollars persuading people to buy their brand of beer, cereal, ED drug, cleaning product, etc.
Taking any kind of advice from Schwartzneggar is a waste of time.
He is right... Hollywood, Video games, or guns are not to blame for Newtown shooting.. I blame the person who did it.
did the entertainment industry just admit, by analogy, that advertising on TV and in the movies is a total waste of money?
Mentos mints and diet coke have been around for years. It wasn’t until YouTube mini films exposed that when the two were combined, fun ensued. Copycat experiments flourished.
Exactly. Same for advertising. If it didn't work or have an effect, no one would use the technique of showing people happily using the advertised product. It works because it's how we are wired.
"Monkey see, monkey do" is one expression Mom would use to give us a hard time when "just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean you have to."
Look it up, Arnie. We model what we see, whether good or bad.
So you want to take away their rights??? Is that Big Government???
Videos have no influence over us.
Hey, anyone know how much a Super Bowl ad costs these days?
Hollywood is so full of hypocrites I can’t stand it. They say that their violent movies do not influence crazy people to commit atrocities but then make movies that promote their views like Promised Land to try and influence public opinion. So do movies influence their audiences or not which is it??? I guess it depends on whether they are getting blamed for an atrocity or getting credit for some activist activity.
This coming from a guy who took a $200K donation from an ACS PAC o they could install red light traffic cameras all over his state or big time profit. He may be a good actor but he sucks as a politician.
This coming from a guy who took a $200K donation from an ACS PAC o they could install red light traffic cameras all over his state for big time profit. He may be a good actor but he sucks as a politician.
This coming from a guy who took a $200K donation from an ACS PAC So they could install red light traffic cameras all over his state for big time profit. He may be a good actor but he sucks as a politician.