I don’t normally say anything nice about Hollywood, mainly because there’s normally not anything nice to say.
It’s sexist, bigoted, intolerant, racist, delusional, arrogant and all-around irritating in too many ways. Yet big-name Hollywood actor Vince Vaughn has just proved there are exceptions to every rule, even that one.
To some degree, anyway. He still starred in “The Wedding Crashers,” after all, which put the female anatomy on blatant display for no good reason other than to be irresponsibly lewd.
But Vaughn shows he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to gun rights. In an interview with “British GQ,” the conversation apparently turned to “True Detective” – which he’s now starring in – judging by the following statements he made:
“We have the right to bear arms to resist the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government. It’s not about duck hunting; it’s about the ability of the individual. It’s the same reason we have freedom of speech. It’s well known that the greatest defense against an intruder is the sound of a gun hammer being pulled back.”
And “Take mass shootings. They’ve only happened in places that don’t allow guns. In all of our schools, it is illegal to have guns on campus, so again and again these guys go and shoot up these f***ing schools because they know there are no guns there.”
And “I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. Banning guns is like banning forks in an attempt to stop making people fat.”
In other words, people who want to overeat or eat unhealthy foods will do so regardless of what Michelle Obama dictates. And people who want to commit violent crimes with guns will do so despite any bans her husband and his cronies – former, present and future – concoct.
For proof of the latter, just look at Baltimore.
After statements like that from Vince Vaugh, who knows… I might try watching “True Detective.”
Probably not though. It’ll still be Hollywood. Worse yet, it’ll still be HBO, a channel that’s so predictably and consistently sexist, bigoted, intolerant, racist, delusional, arrogant and all-around irritating that it’s actually boring.