In an article published Wednesday, Fox News criticised actress Jamie Lee Curtis for using guns in the upcoming “Halloween” movie, “despite advocating for gun control” in real life.
“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,” the article said.
People on Twitter were quick to mock Fox News for the piece, with many twisting the headline to reflect other absurd things actors have done in movies. Comedian Ronald Funches tweeted, “Outspoken child advocate Rick Moranis shrinks own kids” in reference to the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.”
TV critic and author Matt Zoller Seitz simply called it, “The dumbest take of all time.”
Below are some of the responses:
Leonardo DiCaprio crusades for the environment despite battling the sea in Titanic. https://t.co/8btc5b1rqU
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) October 10, 2018
did u know you can be both pro-gun control and pro-shooting masked serial killers pic.twitter.com/PJ7SBvPjTH
— Sam Adams (@SamuelAAdams) October 10, 2018
lady gaga plays an unfamous person in her new movie despite being very famous in real life https://t.co/XZ3pN1zYrJ
— ziwe (@ziwe) October 10, 2018
Another scoop for you: In the movie Freaky Friday, she swaps bodies with her teenage daughter despite being against fortune-cookie related witchcraft!!!! https://t.co/iMImaF4uXZ
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) 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
Sigourney Weaver attacks aliens in new film despite pro-immigration stance. https://t.co/RWChIuEEVg
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) October 10, 2018
Russell Crowe plays leading role in Les Misérables despite not being able to sing https://t.co/JEJ6NxUwxa
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) October 10, 2018
"Fox & Friends" has never once introduced us to the magical talking Fox of its title, let alone any of its so-called friends https://t.co/Alb2ynKCU6
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) October 10, 2018
"Actor Does Job" https://t.co/46lzwTc9y4
— Yams. Sweet Potato Yams. (@RandBallsStu) October 10, 2018
In Home Alone 2 @realDonaldTrump helps a child separated from his parents, but in real life…
They could look into this too.
— Finn Sheerin (@silverbluefin) October 10, 2018
Fox… Are you fucking brain dead? That's like saying "dinosaurs spotted in Jurassic Park despite their extinction"
— Josh Young (@joshpaulyoung) October 10, 2018
You know this is stupid and that your amen corner is just stupid enough to swallow it.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 10, 2018
Next week: “Libs Destroy Ring In Volcano Despite Benevolent Power That Ring Gives”
— Nick Rallo (@nickrallo) October 10, 2018
We have found it. The dumbest take of all time. https://t.co/XcJRgHov0F
— MZS (@mattzollerseitz) October 10, 2018
Fox News: “Jamie Lee Curtis switches bodies with Lindsay Lohan in ‘Freaky Friday’ despite advocating against ancient fortune cookie curses” https://t.co/gxuPjJAx4w
— not erin (@erin_go_bruh) October 10, 2018
— Drew, Veteran of the War on Christmas ???? (@NiceDrewishFela) October 10, 2018
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