Twitter people scoffed at Fox News for an online article that seemed to criticize actor Jamie Lee Curtis, who controlled guns, for brandishing a gun in his new movie "Halloween."
"Curtis' on-screen actions contrast with his real-life character as a gun control advocate," Fox News wrote in the article published on Wednesday. She was "one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their movies while preaching against them offstage," he added.
Curtis has repeatedly called for the reform of the arms law and has advocated the prohibition of assault weapons:
Prohibition of assault weapons now! Prohibition of assault weapons now! Prohibition of assault weapons now! Prohibition of assault weapons now! Prohibition of assault weapons now!
– Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 17, 2013
All previous tweets are dismissed immediately, as the heavy reality of the heart of another school shooting brings us to the need for stronger weapons legislation.
– Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) May 18, 2018
WHAT HAPPENS IF ALL children in the United States, supported by their parents, STOP going to school in protest until this administration and congress proposes bipartisan legislation and ACTION on assault weapons and gun violence to keep them safe. #letthechechildrenspeak #ActionsNotJustPrayers
– Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 16, 2018
Some people on Twitter, responding to the Fox News tweet, argued that Curtis should not glorify violence with guns in his films if he is against the use of firearms in real life.
But most respondents pointed out that Curtis was playing a fictional role (whose character Laurie Strode argues in defense of serial killer Michael Myers), and asked if Fox News really knew "what movies are" and "had heard of the acting".
Do you know what movies are?
– Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) October 10, 2018
Do not worry, the actor who plays Michael Myers in this LOVE to murder in real life, so everything is balanced.
– (feat Jools Evelyn) (@joolsevelyn) October 10, 2018
Hey Fox, do not you realize the difference between fantasy / fiction and reality?
– AltNSA (@AltNatSecAgency) October 10, 2018
Amazing. It can be for the control of weapons but not anti-weapons. I doubt that any right wing can understand this concept.
– frank (@ratdog69) October 10, 2018
Have you heard about acting? It's very similar to what their presenters do when they feign indignation for things like this.
– David (@PermaConfused) October 10, 2018
Fox News does not understand the difference between fiction and reality. Because for them, the fiction they create is their reality.
– HasTrumpTraumaSyndrome (@myeucatastrophe) October 10, 2018
It's a movie. She's an actress. They are not real weapons.
– Les Gillon (@ LGillon2) October 10, 2018
Guys, I have another scoop for you: Robert England murdered many children during the 1980s, despite being a good guy.
– John Rain (@MrKenShabby) October 10, 2018
"Halloween" hits theaters on October 19.
Check the trailer here: