If you haven’t been actively looking through the news for any Halloween-related articles, you might have missed an interesting story posted on Fox News yesterday (Oct. 10,) where they discussed the use of guns in the new movie.
The story published on Fox’s website received some major backlash after they tried going after Curtis for using a gun in the forthcoming Halloween installment, despite being a gun control activist.
Understandably, people had some feelings about Fox’s article:
Here, I shortened your headline for you: “actor acts”
— Liam Tate (@liamtate) October 11, 2018
Acting. She is acting. Is it unclear how that works? She is pretending to be a different person from herself for a movie story. Acting.
— J. Fulton ???? ???? ????️???? ||-// (@_Jakeful) October 11, 2018
Daniel Radcliffe to be called Harry Potter in Harry Potter films despite name being Daniel Radcliffe.
— Darin Breeden (Jimmy Diesel) (@BearcatMaximum) October 11, 2018
*loud audible gasp* An actor playing a character that goes against their personal beliefs? Someone lock up Nick Cage for stealing the Declaration of Independence.
— Krissy (@MuppetAdventure) October 11, 2018
Unfortunately for the site, the story didn’t just catch the attention of a few Halloween fans, it also caught the attention of Laurie Strode herself, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Sitting down with USAToday a few hours after the Fox article was published, Curtis called the newfound controversy “silly,” while also explaining where her views on gun control actually stand.
“It was just silly because they were trying to make a point without ever asking me what I really think,” Curtis shared. “And what I think might surprise them.”
Curtis then continued on to say that she supports not only the Second Amendment but common-sense gun laws as well. Acknowledging that she’s “vocal about common-sense gun safety and gun laws,” that doesn’t mean she’s anti-gun, either, saying:
“I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles – which are weapons also.”