Who Put a Gun to Liam Neeson’s Head to Do The $750 Million ‘Taken’ Franchise?
January 19, 2015
When will Hollywood egos (yes you Rob Lowe & Aaron Sorkin) get it through you’re overly coiffed heads that 90% of the voters don’t care what you have to say regarding politics? And now we can apparently add Liam Neeson to the list of egos that is both inconsistent & contradictory when it comes to language to action.
According to CNN Mony: Neeson’s fire-armed laden blockbuster franchise Taken has made $750 million worldwide. Neeson’s recent remarks around the gun culture in the U.S. in the wake of Charlie Hedbo’s killing in Frace:
There’s too many f—ing guns out there. I think the [U.S.] population is like, 320 million? There’s over 300 million guns. Privately owned, in America. I think it’s a [expletive] disgrace. Every week now we’re picking up a newspaper and seeing, ‘Yet another few kids have been killed in schools.'”
Oh but sensationalizing the use of guns for profit is perfectly acceptable, is that what you’re saying Mr. Neeson? I don’t disagree that guns in conjunction with underdiagnosed mental health issues are a problem; but, to justify one’s actions without any accountability is also part of the problem. Mr. Neeson I’m sure no one put a gun to your head to do the $750 million Taken franchise, did they? He has free will to choose roles that don’t involve guns yet hasn’t historically done so. Don’t place blame without taking responsibility. Yes, a mentally stable individual is able to discern the difference between movies and real life; but, when concerning those with mental disorders that may not be the case.
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Hollywood wants to have great influence (not unlike the startup Gods of Frauds) politically while they hypocritically and self-servingly hide behind their “acting roles” as a means to act inconsistently & contradictory or worse place blame that they’re not role models when challenged. Which is it? Because influencing politics & being a role model shouldn’t be mutually exclusive for anyone (and yes that includes politicians).
I enjoyed Taken and Taken 2 but for two obvious reason won’t be seeing Taken 3 (might be time for a new storyline or agent) and forcing accountability with purchasing power (by boycotting) sends a message: Pick a lane Mr. Neeson and either put down your guns in movies or shut the fuck up in real life.
PARA USA has called for an industry boycott of movies starring Liam Neeson after he criticized U.S. gun policy during a press tour for his latest film.