Fox News tried to take on Jamie Lee Curtis and it backfired.
The right-wing news outlet criticised the actress because her Halloween character Laurie Strode “wields firearms” when in real life she is pro-gun control.
Fox News, clearly not understanding the difference between fiction and reality, posted the attack on social media and it was quickly responded to.
Jamie Lee Curtis wields firearms in new 'Halloween' movie despite advocating for gun control https://t.co/OL2q5nXtUx
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 10, 2018
“Do u guys know what movies are (sic),” one user tweeted while another posted. “It’s a movie. She is an actor. They aren’t real guns.”
Do u guys know what movies are
— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) October 10, 2018
It’s a movie. She is an actor. They aren’t real guns.
— Les Gillon (@LGillon2) October 10, 2018
Another person applied the same logic to her other movies to prove how silly the criticism actually is.
“In the movie Freaky Friday she does a body swap with her daughter despite being an opponent of witchcraft,” @classiclib3ral replied. “Something for your investigative team to look into.”
In the movie Freaky Friday she does a body swap with her daughter despite being an opponent of witchcraft. Something for your investigative team to look into
— PeterNorway (@classiclib3ral) October 10, 2018
Others used the logic with other famous people who were also clearly hypocrites.
‘Leo Tolstoy writes book about war and peace despite only liking one of them.’
— Eric Cioe (@escioe) October 10, 2018
— Mike, Monkey, EU-Bürger #FBPE (@Geoelte_Spinne) October 10, 2018
Curtis has long been an advocate for gun control especially when it comes to assault weapons after they continue to be used in school shootings.
Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now! Assault weapons ban now!
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) September 17, 2013
In the new Halloween movie, the actress returns as Laurie who is ready and waiting to take down her serial killer brother Michael.
After he escapes from his asylum and returns to their hometown to find his sister, she is forced to bear arms and protect her family from the psychotic prodigal son.
Halloween is in cinemas on 19 October