The famed feminist attorney for the ages is at it again. Gloria Allred has been summoned by certain predictable media outlets to weigh in on the tragic shooting in Santa Barbara, and she’s blaming it all on…
You heard it right, Daily Surgers. Gloria considers male chauvinism to be a mental disease, and that means it’s time for you to burn your DVD copies of “Superbad” and “Knocked Up.” For whatever reason, Hollywood comedy director/producer Judd Apatow has been the recipient of singular blame over the past four days for apparently providing confused men like Elliot Rodger an excuse to hate women and kill them. Apatow and his frequent collaborator Seth Rogen have already fired back at the outrageous link, an evidence-free assertion which has been made even more ridiculous by virtue of the fact that fellow directors like Kevin Smith have been making similar slacker comedies since the early 90’s. One glance at the Wikipedia page for “Knocked Up” informs me that the picture took in over $219 million at the box office back in 2007. That makes for an awful lot of ticket-buyers who, you know…didn’t go on murderous rampages afterwards. Incidentally, Apatow’s breakthrough hit was “The 40-Year Old Virgin,” a comedy that arguably celebrated chastity in a way that Elliot Rodger could never understand. It’s almost as if Gloria Allred and company want to award legitimacy to Rodger’s anti-female gripe, as if that excuse makes his actions somehow understandable.
Couple that with the fact that Hollywood loves to talk about gun control OFF the screen while profiting from adrenaline-fueled gun-play ON the screen, and you’ve got more hypocrisy than you can point a semi-automatic weapon at. Oh wait, I forgot that Harvey Weinstein has promised not to fund any more violent films. Someone should probably alert Quentin Tarantino that he’ll need a new distributor for “The Hateful Eight.”
If male chauvinism is truly the root cause of mass murder, shouldn’t we have locked up Bill Maher years ago?
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