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New York - Movie Actor: Hollywood Should Take Some Responsibility For CT School Massacre

Published on: December 15, 2012 09:59 PM
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Andrea Jaeger holds a candle up at a memorial following a shooting  on 14 December that left at least 28 people dead, 20 of them young children, in Newtown, Connecticut, USA, 15 December 2012.  Reports state on 14 December 2012 that a gunman unleashed a hail of gunfire that killed 20 children and six adults at a school in Newtown, a quiet, affluent suburb of 27,500 people about 100 kilometres north-east of New York City. He then killed himself inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, having previously killed his mother.  EPA/JUSTIN LANEAndrea Jaeger holds a candle up at a memorial following a shooting on 14 December that left at least 28 people dead, 20 of them young children, in Newtown, Connecticut, USA, 15 December 2012.  Reports state on 14 December 2012 that a gunman unleashed a hail of gunfire that killed 20 children and six adults at a school in Newtown, a quiet, affluent suburb of 27,500 people about 100 kilometres north-east of New York City. He then killed himself inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, having previously killed his mother.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

New York - Hollywood has responded to the rampage at a Connecticut elementary school by pulling back on its offerings, and one star says the entertainment industry should take some responsibility for such violence.

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Fox pulled new episodes of “Family Guy” and “American Dad” that were to air Sunday to avoid potentially sensitive content. The originally scheduled episode of “Family Guy” had Peter telling his own version of the nativity story. The “American Dad” episode told the story of a demon who punished naughty children at Christmas. Both series plan to substitute reruns.

In addition, Fox confirmed that a schedule repeat of “The Cleveland Show” for Sunday was swapped for another rerun of that series out of the same concern, and premieres for Tom Cruise’s “Jack Reacher” and the family comedy “Parental Guidance” were postponed after Friday’s shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn., that ended with 28 people dead, including 20 children as well as the gunman.

Hollywood should take some responsibility for such violence, Jamie Foxx, one of the industry’s biggest stars, said Saturday as he promoted Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming, ultra-violent, spaghetti Western-style film about slavery, “Django Unchained.”

In an interview, Jamie Foxx said actors cannot “turn their back” on that fact that movie violence can influence people.

The film’s press junket was continuing in New York as scheduled. Tarantino said he was tired of defending his films each time the nation is shocked by gun violence, saying “tragedies happen” and blame should fall on those guilty of the crimes.


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 Dec 15, 2012 at 10:07 PM Mark Levin Says:

Foxx is a big talker. Let's see him put his money where his mouth is and NEVER take on a violent project again. Also, if he was true to his word, he would give ALL money he has made from violent movies to a charity of some sort for these people. I'm sure there will be a charity - libs always start charities but rarely donate to them.

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 Dec 15, 2012 at 10:21 PM shredready Says:

mark what happened to people kill proles not movies

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 Dec 15, 2012 at 11:11 PM potatolatke Says:

Thats right movies dont kill nor does weapons its the criminal minds and hands behind it.

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 Dec 15, 2012 at 11:33 PM RalphWaldoEmerson Says:

He actually hasn't done many violent movies he tends to stick to art house films

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 Dec 16, 2012 at 12:20 AM Renegade Says:

So while he's promoting a super-violent film he denounces violence in films?!

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 Dec 16, 2012 at 01:09 AM sgwigaman Says:

Stealth was pretty violent

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 Dec 16, 2012 at 02:00 AM Anonymous Says:

It is a pathetic excuse for indignity to start finger pointing the day after a tragedy at esoteric issues that are not a direct link and may have played no role at all. Hollywood makes good movies in some cases and yes in some cases there are some that are frivilous or dumbed down. That said, the violence in hollywood is an issue at some levels, but it does not mean that it will follow the soul forever. And on that side, the folly of man is not to watch the movie, but rather to try to break his own face in without a lie but with a fraud. And the fact is that hollywood is not the culprit here. Our own indecision about helping someone in life probably played a much bigger role I think.

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 Dec 16, 2012 at 06:10 AM OPTIMIST Says:

What about Collateral and Miami Vice 2 films violent films that instantly come to my mind.. I am sure there are much more.

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 Dec 16, 2012 at 08:07 AM Anonymous Says:

Violent video games also share a responsibility

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 Dec 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM esther Says:

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Anonymous Says:

It is a pathetic excuse for indignity to start finger pointing the day after a tragedy at esoteric issues that are not a direct link and may have played no role at all. Hollywood makes good movies in some cases and yes in some cases there are some that are frivilous or dumbed down. That said, the violence in hollywood is an issue at some levels, but it does not mean that it will follow the soul forever. And on that side, the folly of man is not to watch the movie, but rather to try to break his own face in without a lie but with a fraud. And the fact is that hollywood is not the culprit here. Our own indecision about helping someone in life probably played a much bigger role I think.

there is no denying that our society is steeped in violence from movies and tv,video games,music etc.several studies have shown that continuous exposure to even pretend violence desensitizes one to it and it's impact. for some already disturbed individuals it can trigger violent behavior.

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