Last night, designer Donna Karan, Norwegian model-turned-jobbing-journo Lise Evans, and former NYC Mayor and current anti-gunner Michael Bloomberg hosted a “Not One More” event at Urban Zen. That would be Karan’s nonprofit Manhattan store selling “inspired styles, jewelry & furniture.” But not guns, obvs. Donna, Lise and Mike assembled the glamorous gaggle of glitterati to “highlight steps being made to curb gun violence and save lives.” Amongst their number: actor, singer, dancer and all-round heartthrob Hugh Jackman, seen here modeling Karan’s new Not One More bracelet for social media. The designer explained her project thusly . . .
“Every problem has a solution and I believe the solution to our nation’s gun problem is to join all of our voices and talents together — from political leaders to gun violence survivors and the designers, musicians, actors, models, producers, directors and hoteliers who came together to launch the bracelet — and for each of us to use our influence to say loud and clear: Not One More.”
Not One More . . .gun in the hands of civilians exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms? Like that. Only the feel-good fashionistas don’t see it that way. It’s more like Not One More Icky Thing to Happen to Adorable Children and Disadvantaged Minorities Because of Scary Guns.
Agreed, of course, in principle – accepting the fact that you can’t stop icky things from happening and that a gun is a great way for people to stop icky things from happening to them. From domestic violence to rape to assault to murder to mass murder at the hands of a tyrannical government. Kumbaya that Donna.
Anyway, as of this writing, Jackman’s Not One More modeling Facebook photo [above] has just under 200k likes and nearly 2k comments. Clearly, Mr. Jackman’s Facebook manager’s still sleeping off his champagne hangover. The comments are not what you’d call uniformly supportive. Comme ça:
Barbara J Huber You are my favorite actor of all time, but you need to take your socialist principals and go back to Australia. I would rather not see anymore of your movies than to give up my freedom to protect myself. As a single white female living alone in the big city, you better believe I carry! Better safe than sorry. I’m not gonna become a victim.
Steven Johnson Must be nice to be able to afford personal security.
Adrian Bolin I was a fan of yours until now.
Perhaps Hollywood celebs should avoid the hue and cry that accompanies their “activism” by sticking to their craft and eschewing political pitchmanship. Or at least keep faith with the principles that motivate the vast majority of their audience, if not their left-leaning industry colleagues. Know what I mean?