Celebs in gun control PSA mocked for violent roles

Screen GrabSAN DIEGO – In the wake of the Newtown shooting, people are turning to social media to share their thoughts on gun control and some of the posts are going viral.

After the shooting, the group “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” launched this “Demand a Plan” PSA with help from celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx. In the video they voice the names of cities where mass shootings have occurred and “demand a plan” to end gun violence.

Shortly after the PSA was released, this parody video showed up on YouTube. (This is the clean version) It shows the celebrities from the “Demand a Plan” video acting in violent roles.

Fox 5 showed people the two videos and got a variety of responses.

“I think the movies do glamorize killing to the point where people become insensitive to it,” said Ken Falasco, San Diego visitor. “So blood, gore and all that other stuff is just like another day in the park. And I think the public demands it more than anything else.”

“The second video I definitely think is wrong,” said Kylie Hastings, Coronado resident. “The first one I think it’s good for the celebrities to stay what they think and to get children thinking about it.”

“The movies aren’t what the problem is,” said Jonnalee Falasco, San Diego visitor. “Violence has just become institutionalized and it’s just part of the mainstream now and you see it everywhere.”

The “Demand a Plan” video and parody aren’t the only examples of how gun control posts are going viral.

Recently Marine veteran Joshua Boston posted a CNN iReport. In the letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein he criticizes her gun control bill.

Boston writes, “I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own.” He later writes, “ I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.”

Just like the YouTube videos, the letter is sparking a lot of online response regarding gun control.

6 comments

  • Shane

    Bahahahaha how funny is that? These so called star do the action movies with killing by guns, hands, bows, bombs etc. But then they are going to say they don't endorse guns.. Well I think they should give back all the money they made doing this type of movie.. Wait better yet give to all victims of a weapon related death. That includes car deaths, plane deaths all deaths pretty much that weren't of so called natural causes. LOL! stupid stupid stupid.

  • sd300

    anon you are a MORON!!!,,,,,Cars can be used as weapons! What about all the people that have been ran over and killed on purpose by a mad man/women….Your dumb as they come!!!

  • FrankoNYS

    More people are killed by hands and feet than "assault weapons". That lunatic in Newtown could have used any gun. What Adam Lanza did was horrific. First, Adam Lanza shot his mom in the face (breaking the law). Then he stole her weapons (breaking the law again). And if Adam had a single shot breach-loading shotgun he could have easily committed the same massacre (he had ten minutes, unopposed, in a school full of 6 year old children, to continually break the law). Society is filled with soft targets and any lunatic with a plan can wreak havoc.

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