Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by nathan, Feb 1, 2013.
ultimate revenge... see his movie for free.
Calling Stallone an actor is a bit of a stretch; even his most memorable line"Adrian" pales in comparison to Brando's "Stella".
His political opinions are of no interest to me. Now that his macho action figure role is waning, he should hang up his assault weapons and join his brother and tour in a rock band called "Sly and the family Stallones".
Who CARES what he thinks? Watch Rocky (only #1 please) again-appreciate his efforts-and then (to paraphrase E. Hemmingway): Remember him as he was and write him off.
Does anyone happen to know how Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian, or Jenna Jameson feel about the AWB? Because their opinions would matter to me just as much as Sly's.
(Hint: they're all, for one reason or another, easier to watch with the sound OFF.)
Another goof ball not getting my hard earned entertainment dollar.
Were I to hear in passing that he was anti gun (in my world, anti any? - anti all!) I would say "another county heard from" and respect the man's opinion - misguided though it may be - but standing on the soapbox of celebrity paid for in part by my past patronage and assaulting (pun intended) my rights is too much to forgive.
Sly's on my personal "ban" list.
People in the performing arts effectively get paid to "play house" for a living. Remember when you were a kid and you took on different roles with your kid sister/neighborhood friends/etc. ? Well, just because you played a dad when you were younger, doesn't mean you would be a good real dad when you were older. Likewise, just because you play a gun expert in a film, does not make you an expert on the second amendment.
I do a lot of work in the performing arts, with many talented people. They're wonderful on stage. The problem is, a large number of performing artists don't realize that the drama ends when you step off that stage- they bring the drama with them.
Whenever I see performing artists make comments like this, my sympathy senses start tingling and I go (in the case of Stallone): "Oh, you poor old man, you don't realize that you're not on stage any more. You're not a gun expert in real life, you only play one on film. When the cameras stopped rolling, your credibility ended."
I'm being slightly sarcastic, but you get the idea.
I don't known why anyone gives a thing what actors think.
They are over paid puppets.
I for one don`t care what the political views of the people I watch for entertainment are. They perform scripted roles and that is that.
They either entertain me or I do not watch.
"Imagine there is no Assault Rifle" (To the tune of John Lennon's "Imagine"). Wow. Imagine that Hollywood could not get THEIR hands on weapons for their movies, and how that would have changed our lives! These actors made a good living PLAYING the American dream, or American fantasy, and now it's o.k. to condemn it. They don't DESERVE to own weapons. Perhaps only veterans and those committed to perpetuating the Bill of Rights should be permitted to own or "regulate" semi-auto, "Assault", or militia-type weapons. Obviously, MOST elected officials and actors are not not knowledgable enough to render intelligent decisions on same, and have done little to EARN the RIGHT to take them away from others.
No, he is more than just for the AWB. You all should read what he has to say. He believes that the government should enter our homes and forcibly remove these weapon from our possession.
I will not support him in any way that I can help it. If he kept his views to himself as a quiet conviction or even just expressed them in a civil manner I could still justify watching his stuff on the big screen.
As it is, and considering what he has to say, the less I have to do with him the better.
"You all should read what he has to say."
I would like to read that.... Any links?
He forgot where he came from, "the street", he's been convinced that he matters, like Arnold. We can only protest by not ever paying to see his movies, "i never pay". People who speak out of both sides of their mouth "like him, and Swartzenager", who owns a tank, really need to keep their mouth shut, They will self destruct by themselves.
He uses steroids "at mid 60"s you can't build muscle the way he does", but like Armstrong, he will deny it when it's just so obvious that you have to be blind not to see it.
Old guys don't build and get shredded without chemicals, i know about these things.
He is always siting in the 3d row at the HBO boxing events, and I have seen him "out of shape", you don't get that ripped and built after 50 without help from chemicals, and he is in his 60's
I don't think it is an actor thing or a writer thing. It's a wealth thing. Combine wealth and celebrity and the odds are very high they will favor tougher gun controls. Why not? They have the money and political connections if they actually want a gun or protection. But if the "regular people" have lots of guns, they believe it is much more likely that at least one of them will decide to use that gun against the celebrity. It's the whole, "Let them eat cake" brought forward to our time.
I _think_ I would still be totally pro-gun if I was wealthy. On the other hand, I've never _been_ wealthy. If I had 100 million dollars in the bank and I showed up on the cover of grocery store magazines all the time, I might change. Especially if every time I went outside I was mobbed and felt like I had no privacy. I think most of the big celebrities almost inevitably develop streaks of paranoia. Once you feel like that... you start wishing there were less guns in the world!
In 1998, after the murder of comic Phil Hartman, Stallone urged the abolition of Americans' right to bear arms. Speaking in London, Stallone said, "Until America, door to door, takes every handgun, this is what you're gonna have. It's pathetic. It really is pathetic. It's sad. We're living in the Dark Ages over there."
That's ironic, as they would have used swords and knives in the Dark Ages:
Oh wait, that was just a few days ago in London. Still, it's so much more civilized than getting shot with an evil gun--I'm sure that this young man would agree if he were still with us.
I'm sure this girl would agree, too:
We have so much to learn from our superiors there.
So I read he was arrested and pled guilty for possesion of steroids, and HGH, human growth hormone", in Australia, and had a carry permit in 2 CA citys, 04 and 84, at risk for smoking depression and steroids. What a hypocrite.
The thing that gets me, is they all have guns or bodygaurds.
Even Gifford and Weinstein, and that's only what we know, "that they have carry's", who knows what the own? Many wealth folks have rooms full of guns, but outwardlly say no one should have them
Why is this thread not locked?
A lot of actors are liberals.
Maybe it's because conservatives are often taking (or trying to take) funding away from the arts.
"Why is this thread not locked?"
Mmmmm.....I give up. Why?
Maybe hypocrite is not proper in this case. I prefer "purveyor of simulated gratuitous violence". Now you can lock the thread.
Stallone's anti-gun views have been well known for many years. This isn't even close to being news.
Most Hollywood elite who have made their career on weapons would be tinkled pink to see them all banned. Hypocrisy at its best. My wife recently started hating her once favorite comedian Paton Oswald for his anti-gun views. Even though he moonlites on Burn Notice and Justified, carrying weapons.
"My wife recently started hating her once favorite comedian Paton Oswald for his anti-gun views. Even though he moonlites on Burn Notice and Justified, carrying weapons."
You can tell her that in addition to this he is also a proud, badge-wearing atheist!
Yeah, which is why I haven't seen a Stallone movie for upwards of 10 years. And I ain't going to see the hypocritical son of an unmarried mother in his new one either.
News to me and I'm glad to have heard it here.
He's just another "expendable" entertainer for me now.
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