Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The leftist media has a political agenda and everything will be squeezed through that fantasy: white men, guns, freedom all evil.

Apatow, Rogen Slam WaPost Film Critic For Blaming Calif. Mass Shooting n White Male Hollywood Culture

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Film director Judd Apatow and actor Seth Rogen both blasted Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday’s op-ed in which she suggests that Elliot Rodger’s mass killing in Isla Vista, Calif., is tied to white men in Hollywood promoting “escapist fantasies” that “revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment.”
Hornaday argued throughout the Sunday op-ed that the California killer’s rampage and YouTube videos expressing his “loneliness” and “rejection” resemble movies made in a Hollywood culture that inflates misogynistic delusions – as channeled through “male studio executives.”
She also mentioned Rogen’s movie “Neighbors” and Apatow by name in the piece.
“As Rodger bemoaned his life of ‘loneliness, rejection and unfulfilled desire’ and arrogantly announced that he would now prove his own status as ‘the true alpha male,’ he unwittingly expressed the toxic double helix of insecurity and entitlement that comprises Hollywood’s DNA,” writes Hornaday.
“For generations, mass entertainment has been overwhelmingly controlled by white men, whose escapist fantasies so often revolve around vigilantism and sexual wish-fulfillment (often, if not always, featuring a steady through-line of casual misogyny),” continues Hornaday.
Hornaday then took shots directly at Apatow and Rogen:
“How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like ‘Neighbors’ and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of ‘sex and fun and pleasure?’ How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, ‘It’s not fair?’”
Rogen and Apatow ridiculed the op-ed on Monday via Twitter.
“@AnnHornaday how dare you imply that me getting girls in movies caused a lunatic to go on a rampage,” Rogen tweeted in response, receiving hundreds of re-tweets and favorites. Apatow responded, adding to Rogen’s comments on Twitter: “I find your article horribly insulting and misinformed.”
“She uses tragedy to promote herself with idiotic thoughts,” Apatow posted.

In a final videotaped message, a sad reflection of the sexist stories we so often see on screen

The author of this absurd piece is as unable to separate reality from fiction as was the knife and gun wielding nutcase. 

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