So after hearing all about this video, and seeing this thread, I finally decided to give it a watch. I was curious if everyone was being
over-reactive, or if they had good reason to be as annoyed as they are. I think I can say I understand why people are pissed off at him. He's being
a total jerk(want to use a more explicit word here) regarding his viewpoint.
Now, I don't own a gun, and really do not like guns. I've always been the guy that loves medieval-type weaponry. But I do believe in our right to
own a gun, for hunting/protection. But after reading what Jim Carrey said awhile back regarding how he feels about people who own guns, it offended
me. I can't remember his wording, but he pretty much said anyone who owns a gun, or believes in the right to own a gun, doesn't have a soul worth
protecting. Someone I used to love when I was younger, who brought me much joy and helped me want to be a comedian, doesn't feel that I'm worth
protecting, because I believe in everyone's right to bear arms.
Now I understand he's allowed his own personal opinion, and I believe in that right. If he just didn't believe we should have guns, that's one thing.
But to say something so harsh is what made me lose respect for him. Then, watching this video - I get that it's satire, and he's trying to promote
his belief in a comical way, but I didn't smile during it. My girlfriend put it best.
She's seen a lot of satire in her life. She loves it. South Park comes to mind. They don't hold back punches. But when they do it, it's funny.
Because they're doing it to be funny. But this video, you can tell he's very serious about it, and in some ways, he wants people to be offended by
it. Like he's pissed off at people who own guns. You can see it in his eyes towards the end of the song, when he's staring at the camera. You can
see his anger. His seriousness. He's being a dick more than he's trying to be funny.
I enjoyed him when I was younger, but I've got no respect for him now. I heard some people say he's this way because he had a spiritual awakening,
but I personally feel that if he truly had this awakening, he wouldn't be mad at those who want guns, and could at least understand their viewpoint.
Don't have to agree, but can at least understand. But he doesn't. Then again, he loves Emma Stone.
In a lot of ways, I just feel bad for him.
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