Liam Neeson stars in A Walk Among the Tombstones, in theaters Friday. Get Tickets.
Pretty funny that these are the photos chosen after Neeson publicly condemned the use of guns.
Yes, they’re actors. But that doesn’t stop them from being hypocrites.
They’ve built a career entirely steeped around glorifying firearms as a means of empowerment and liberation, or at the very least an acceptable means to an end. In almost every movie, the main character’s use of firearms is an overwhelmingly good thing.
But honestly? That’s not what makes them hypocrites to me. What makes them hypocrites is that the OVERWHELMING majority of actors who condemn firearms hire armed security to protect them. They recognize the need for a gun in the position of a protector, but they don’t want to use one themselves.
They have money, and so they hire others to protect them. They spend loads of money on a nice home, with good security systems, and bodyguards to keep them safe. They can sleep well at night, shielded by their cash. Not everyone has that ability. Most people can’t afford these things.
Does that mean poor people don’t have a right to the same protection that someone who can afford a bodyguard does? does that mean that the masses are condemned to cowering in the corner and hoping that the robber ONLY wants their TV? That the felon who just broke out of prison wants only cash, and not their wife or their life?
They’re hypocrites not JUST because of their careers.
They’re hypocrites because they say no one needs guns, then surround themselves with them in the name of protection.