Fox News Mocked For Jamie Lee Curtis Headline Which Doesn’t Know Movies Are Fake, I Guess
Nothing from Michael Meyers could be scarier than these bad faith arguments.
Fox News has long been mocked for their weird partisan adherence to conservative ideology, something which resulted in a weird ouroboros where they’re one of the few things enjoyed by the president, resulting in a culture influenced and being reported on by Fox News. Today though Fox News ran into the mockery of the internet after trying to “own the libs” as it were (Trumpism’s weird and narrow calling) by pointing out that gun control advocate Jamie Lee Curtis… GASP! uses a gun in her upcoming Halloween movie! Gasp gasp gasp!
Now, forgetting the fact that movies are fake and reality is, you know, real, and does not have the threat of a Michael Meyers Halloween character in it. Instead it has the threat of endless school shootings, suicide by guns, children finding guns, mass shootings in movie theaters, and gun owners accidentally shooting one of their friends or family members. So you know. Some real shit that could make the argument of– well, maybe we don’t need a gun.
Well, Fox News’s bad faith gotcha blew up in its face, as fans online began to make fun of it by positing the same kind of strange question to other movies.
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
Acting. The profession or activity of those who perform in stage plays, motion pictures, etc.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) 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
Christopher Reeve flies in 1978 blockbuster film despite actually being constrained by the laws of gravity. https://t.co/WwyLbAI9wW
— Ted Geoghegan (@tedgeoghegan) 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
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
hayden christensen claims to be against child murder, but how does he explain his actions in 'revenge of the sith'? a fox news investigation, tonight at 11. https://t.co/xeQ7qwRDpV
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) 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
This last Tweet also reminded us of a Federalist writer arguing that maybe Anthony Hopkins does support cannibalism possibly? All to defend this strange Jamie Lee Curtis news Tweet. Look. It’s all very weird.
Having some very normal arguments with The Federalist writers on here pic.twitter.com/wEe6hhT5KG
— PeterNorway (@classiclib3ral) October 10, 2018
Finally one Twitter user lays it out — if you’re for gun control, it doesn’t mean you’re anti gun, it means you’re anti guns being easier to get than health insurance. That’s all! I think that’s fair, right?
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
What do you think of Fox News’s Tweet? Is it hypocritical for Jamie Lee Curtis to fight against guns while wielding a gun in her new movie, or is that a bad faith argument? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter at @WhatsTrending.