Jamie Lee Curtis ‘Halloween’ Gun Kerfuffle Breaks the Internet

Nature abhors a vacuum and now that the whole Kavanaugh thing has died down, that leaves a lot of empty space for hot takes and online high dudgeon. One of the things that has filled the outrage void this week is Jamie Lee Curtis.

Forty years after the actress appeared in the original John Carpenter slasher flick, ‘Halloween,’ the 59-year-old Curtis is back again, still being menaced, against all odds, by the apparently un-killable, knife-wielding Michael Myers.

In the latest iteration of the story, Curtis’s character is ready to turn the tables on Myers. Judging from the trailer, she intends to go after him this time. With a gun.

Fox News noted the presence of Laurie Strode’s lever-action rifle and called Curtis out for her Hollywood hypocrisy since she’s been a vocal advocate for “common sense gun safety reform” or whatever the euphemism du jour is.

…Curtis’s on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control — one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set.

In light of several high-profile mass shootings, Curtis has voiced her support for gun reform legislation. But she’s also appeared in films such as “True Lies,” “Virus,” “Halloween II” and “Blue Steel” where she uses firearms multiple times.

A poster for “Blue Steel” (1990) features her holding a handgun.

But Curtis isn’t sitting still for the criticism.

Curtis, who returns to the screen in “Halloween” on Oct. 19, says her views on gun reform have been clear. “I am vocal about common-sense gun safety and gun laws,” she says. “For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban.”

That doesn’t make her anti-gun, she clarifies. “I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles – which are weapons also.”

OK then.

Something called comicbook.com is getting into it too, for some reason, pointing out that Curtis is an actress, one who occasionally portrays fictional characters that display behaviors and traits different from those of the actual person standing in front of the lens.

Given that Curtis is an actress who makes a living by pretending to be things that she isn’t in reality, social media had a field day by mocking [Fox] with other instances of her on-screen characters not reflecting who she really is as a person as well as other famous actors.

They then highlighted a number of tweets pointing out Fox’s alleged cluelessness.

You get the idea. As in all these dust-ups, nothing has been revealed or resolved as a result of any of this. All that’s really been made clear is that far too many people have far too much time on their hands if this is what keeps them occupied.

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  1. avatar Gman says:

    What a waste of bandwidth. How many times shall we rehash the same old diatribe
    I support the 2nd Amendment but…
    and
    Liberal hypocricy. Which is like redundant.

    Webster’s definition of redundant – See redundant

    1. avatar No one of consequence says:

      Isn’t that actually recursive?

      1. avatar Rincoln says:

        Tautological

        1. avatar Joel _IV says:

          “I support the 2nd, but…”

          Like my daddy always said, “Anything in front of the butt is bull and anything after is… after.”

    2. avatar frank speak says:

      guns for us…no guns for you!….

      1. avatar Cpt. Obvious says:

        Jaime feelz that actual people might be ‘Allowed’ to own guns .. as long as they’re forced to jump through multiple hoops of time and cost which ‘license’ and ‘authorize’ their State-Issued (and therefore revocable) Permission in order to enjoy their Immutable Human Rights. – “And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles – which are weapons also.”

        Riiiight. , Perennially amusing moment from the tv show American Dad:

        Dad (Stan) and daughter (Haley) are arguing at the kitchen table, Stan’s sidearm weapon is laying on the table –

        Haley: “Dad, guns Kill people!”
        Stan: “Oh really. Go ahead gun .. Kill Someone.”
        … the gun just sits there on the table …
        Stan: “Your theory is Invalid.”

  2. avatar Pacer says:

    Well, Jamie Lee Curtis could’ve told her director that she doesn’t believe in the use of firearms for self defense. She should’ve demanded that instead of using a firearm, her character should just call the police. Actually, you can say this about all the actors who glorify weapons onscreen (for a paycheck of course) but are against them offscreen.

    1. avatar anonymoose says:

      Remember in the first Halloween, Donald Pleasance blasted Michael Myers several times with a .357, and it didn’t seem to do much good, as he was back stabbing people for another 10 movies.

      1. avatar Defens says:

        Insert Creedmore reference? Or is that now considered shark-jumping?
        At least a 10mm would have put ol’ boogeyman down…

  3. avatar G says:

    In her defense, she uses a lever gun in the movie

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      She must be a fudd.

      She hates modern tech and is a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment when it comes to guns as old as her. When she was growing up they didn’t really have big black intimidating objects to be afraid of, they reserved that fear for black people. Maybe she is deathly afraid that a black man could own a black rifle, those should only be for her precious government that has kept her safe from things she is afraid of.

    2. avatar Rad Man says:

      Pretty sure she beheaded Michael in Halloween H20. He’s one durable fella.

      1. avatar Hornylady Critical Defence says:

        The secret is to give him some love. She needs to blow him to get rid of him. I saw it in one of the old Halloween movie “Michael make them squirt”

        1. avatar JC says:

          Now THAT’S funny!! I don’t care who ya are..

    3. avatar Russel A Helmers says:

      But according to the gun grabbers if it can be “shot multiple times” without reloading it falls into their wanted ban. As a ex-Police Officer I could empty my duty weapon in less than 3 seconds f rom it being in my holster and reloaded in another one. So so much for assault weapons. So should speed shooting be banded! One ban always leads to more bans.

  4. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    Just another liberal loon from Tinseltown.
    But she’s still pretty hot.
    Her best role was as a prostitute in Trading Places. She totally pulled that off.

    1. avatar CZJay says:

      #MeToo

    2. avatar Rad Man says:

      She totally pulled them out.

      1. avatar GS650G says:

        Nearly perfect rack.

    3. avatar Weapon Of War says:

      Yeah, she was smoking hot….in the 80’s. Now she is just another crusty old libtard, who should be farting dust by now.

      1. avatar bontai joe says:

        She is still very attractive, but then I’m a certified old fart myself, her being 59 makes her “young stuff” to a codger like me.

    4. avatar jimmy james says:

      What he said…

  5. avatar Jon says:

    Gee. Y’all keep saving me money. Ain’t got cable. Nor do I buy movies anymore. Now I can spend it on my kids an my firearms. Still live to know what a Assault Weapon is. Is that the same thing of a assault motor vehicle weapons. I know I know. Like comparing apples and oranges.

    1. avatar JR says:

      Thumps up !!!

  6. avatar Oh god why, my eyes says:

    Is it just me, or does she look like Chevy Chase in drag in the headline picture?

    ONCE YOU SEE IT….

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    “She” is a total leftloon. Married to Christopher Guest. Look up Swyer Syndrome to understand the quotation marks. She supports demtards having armed guards-not US…

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      far more detailed than having heard her mom infer that the daughter was hermaphroditic.

    2. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Ok, I looked up Swyer Syndrome. Jamie Lee Curtis obviously doesn’t have it. And if you saw her breasts in Trading Places, you would understand that.

  8. avatar jwm says:

    What caliber is best for Michael Meyers? Something dipped in Holy Water?

    Hollywood and video games are creating whole new generations of gun folk and the elites are clueless as to what they’re doing. No way to unfuck that mess.

    1. avatar Warlocc says:

      That’s the best part of this whole thing. The very people that want to ban guns are creating the media that makes kids interested in guns.

  9. avatar Bob Jones says:

    Why is her left eye closed ? I thought that was passe. Is she old school or ignorant ?

    1. avatar what would spock say says:

      eye dominance issue maybe. the two eyes open thing only really works when your dominant eye is the one that naturally lines up with the sights. I dont have this problem so I am only guessing. but yeah, it does seem old fashioned to see it.

  10. avatar Sheer Hawai'i says:

    I don’t have any assault weapons, Jamie. It may comfort you that mine are all defensive, but then, I still couldn’t care less what you think or how you feel.

  11. avatar Asdf says:

    Who the Freak cares! She is a movie star in hollywood, the land of hypocrisy.

  12. avatar Rocketman says:

    In “True Lies” she handled poorly a full auto MAC 10 and “killed” a bunch of bad guys more or less by accident. Hypocrite.

  13. avatar CTstooge says:

    It’s said she uses a lever gun and revolver in the movie. This had to be conscious decision by somebody to avoid ARs or semi-autos. These are acceptable guns to own…for now.

    Stay tuned for “Rush Hour 5” with black powder muzzleloaders.

    1. avatar ABJ says:

      Just another “Hollywood Hypocrite” –guns for me-but not for thee !! When they and their Weinsteins, Feinsteins, and Cosbys give up their armed security and gated homes–perhaps then I will pay some limited attention to what they spout !!! ABJ

      1. avatar Sheer Hawai'i says:

        I didn’t know he was anti-gun, but I’m pretty sure Bill Cosby would like to give up his armed security and 7’x10′ house in a gated community, now.

    2. avatar Mrorange says:

      I believe that’s exactly what happened. I read an interview with her where she stated that as originally written, the character was going to be more like Linda Hamilton in Terminator 2, with lots of scary looking weapons. Ms. Curtis expressed her strong displeasure with that and the part was re-written. The weapon choices were intentional.

  14. She’s just another long line of Hollywood elitists. The new age dukes and duchesses of the royal Illuminati family of Hollywood. Her real life roll was playing politics in the United Kingdom. Since she was part of the British House of Lords, and very much involved and UK politics. And as far as I’m concerned her new Halloween movie can go down a toilet. And she can take her elitist diatribe, and head back to the UK where she obviously belongs! And as for the comics con basement dwellers and antifa left- loon, Cellar rats. Just one word they all fear, Comics gate Pro Secret, Republican, conservative,& libertarian fantasy and comic book writers and artists who have banded together to oppose the Left-Wing agenda in comic books, fantasy, sci-fi media and films…And were instrumental in starting a campaign against the liberal agenda in such movies as The new Disney Star Wars Trilogy, the high criticized, Star Wars: Last Jedi…That was full of Left-loon nonsense…

  15. avatar Southern Cross says:

    Like all Hollywood players, you tow the party line or you don’t have a job. Only very big names can have their own opinions that clash with progressive orthodoxy.

  16. avatar ABJ says:

    Do what I say–not what I do—guns for me-but not for thee—BC only I know what’s good for you !!! ABJ

  17. avatar James W Crawford says:

    My only response to Jamie Lee Curtis is
    “Shut up and get naked so I can see your breasts.”

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      Maybe 20 years ago…..

  18. avatar Michael says:

    For all of her messed up PR. Angelina Jolie posted a clear warning of what she would do to anyone to save her children. She bought functional firearms like she used in Tomb Raider, since she’d been trained in their safe operation and use. Also, find the clip where she demonstrates some of the things that can be done with Bali-songs. She may hang around with some UN types, but anybody against land mines is OK with me. -30-

    1. avatar Geoff "Mess with the Bull, get the Horns" PR says:

      “She may hang around with some UN types, but anybody against land mines is OK with me.”

      I’m pro-land mine. (Active area denial).

      Instead of building a 3,000 mile fence, a 3,000 mile 100 meter-wide landmine field makes better sense…

  19. avatar California Richard says:

    You don’t need a license to buy a car from a dealer, a private party, or from out of state. There is no age restriction to buy a car. You don’t need to be dealer or have a license to sell a car. You can buy a car on eBay and have it delivered to your front door, no questions asked, without going through a dealer. There is no waiting period when you buy a car The only time you “need” to have a license is when you possess and operate that car in public. The only time the government needs to be aware of that cars existence is when you possess and operate that car in public. People like her are so dim, they don’t realize that they are advocating for a reduction of gun control laws and pushing for national CCW reciprocity.

  20. avatar Michael says:

    Land mines violate my grandaddys’ first rule of the Practical Handling of Explosives; “Don’t mess with anything too small to flat out kill you.” Dead is OK, maimed sucks.-30-

  21. avatar Ralph says:

    This used to be the greatest manufacturing country in the world. Now we just seem to manufacture outrage.

    When the pearl clutching left-wing beta males and harpies cease being outraged, that’s when I’ll worry.

  22. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Keep promoting the pro-gun culture baby.

  23. avatar Sian says:

    ” And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles – which are weapons also.””

    Yikes, what other constitutionally guaranteed rights would you like to put so many conditions against?

  24. avatar DaPhreak says:

    I think the use of older style guns is used as a storytelling device. A character with a lever action tells a different story than a character with an AR-15.

  25. avatar The Rookie says:

    “For instance, I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban.”

    You fully don’t know what the blazes you are talking about.

  26. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    “Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now!”

    Who can argue with reasoning as cogent as that? I seem to remember my children deploying a similar rhetorical tactic as toddlers.

  27. avatar Chris. says:

    ” a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. ”

    Ever heard the phrase: A Right Delayed is a Right Denied?

  28. avatar adverse5 says:

    Listening to your enemies will make you better prepared to meet them.

  29. avatar Brian says:

    I don’t think it’s a waste of time or space to point out Hollywood hypocrisy. Not only to point it out to them, who obviously don’t care, but to point it out to the buying public that can then decide whether or not to support the hypocrites with their dollars.

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