Hollywood hasn’t raised concerns?

April 17, 2007, 8:09 pm
  


 



By Andrew L. Jaffee

Regarding the Virginia Tech massacre, the AP reports that the gunman “alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing,” in an article entitled Va. Tech gunman writings raised concerns. Really? So this type of behavior “alarms” people, but millions of Americans indulging in Hollywood’s ultra-violence doesn’t worry them? Quentin Tarantino, anyone? Hello!

Tinsel Town pumps out garbage like Saw, acclaimed by Rue Morgue as a movie which “will make your skin crawl right off your bones!,” where the protagonist “decides to crush the bones in his foot with the toilet’s tank cover, so that he can slip out of the ankle cuff,” and Americans aren’t concerned? Hollywood produces The Texas Chainsaw Massacre – The Beginning, which treats viewers to a very graphic “night of sheer terror at the hands of a family of cannibalistic, inbred psychopaths,” and citizens aren’t worried? Would you want your kids immersed in the video game Grand Theft Auto, where “you play an evil criminal who kills random folks for dishonorable people?” And then there’s Top Model’s beautiful corpses… perfect for your teenage daughter.

Is the AP writing about the shooter or Hollywood’s “artists?” [Continues below...]

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…A student who attended Virginia Tech last fall provided obscenity- and violence-laced screenplays that he said Cho wrote as part of a playwriting class they both took. One was about a fight between a stepson and his stepfather, and involved throwing of hammers and attacks with a chainsaw. Another was about students fantasizing about stalking and killing a teacher who sexually molested them.

“When we read Cho’s plays, it was like something out of a nightmare. The plays had really twisted, macabre violence that used weapons I wouldn’t have even thought of,” former classmate Ian McFarlane, now an AOL employee, wrote in a blog posted on an AOL Web site. He said he and other students “were talking to each other with serious worry about whether he could be a school shooter.”

“We always joked we were just waiting for him to do something, waiting to hear about something he did,” said another classmate, Stephanie Derry. “But when I got the call it was Cho who had done this, I started crying, bawling.” …

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Related: Hollywood, Political Correctness, Society, Virginia Tech Shooting


2 Responses to “Hollywood hasn’t raised concerns?”

  1. Aish Wary Blogs » Hollywood hasn’t raised concerns? Says:

    [...] Mr.Milky wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptBy Andrew L. Jaffee. Regarding the Virginia Tech massacre, the AP reports that the gunman “alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing.” Really? So this type of behavior “alarms” people, … [...]

  2. anxiety » Hollywood hasn’t raised concerns? Says:

    [...] avoiceofreason wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptBy Andrew L. Jaffee. Regarding the Virginia Tech massacre, the AP reports that the gunman “alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing.” Really? So this type of behavior “alarms” people, … [...]

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