Should Film and Television Really Be Blamed For Gun Violence?

With upcoming film Joker, the US Army issued a warning of a possible mass shootings in theater,  which is fair but is also hypocritical.

Before I get started on this article let me say this. I am sorry to the families that have lost other family members in thereat shootings or any shootings for that matter.

Double Standards

Don’t you think it is weird that The Joker is the one movie in the past seven years that is getting all the attention for mass theater shootings?

We have gotten films like Avengers Infinity War, where Thanos committed genocide. John Wick, where John Wick is shooting people in the head during the whole movie. Halloween, where Michael Myers is killing people left and right. and more films with in the past seven years, The Dark Knight Rises 2012. end yet non of those movies had to get a warning.

There was a comment I saw once that said that “Comic book movies are supposed to be only for kids”, that might have been true back in the ’30s but much like anything else, it has evolved throughout the years. Also, why are comic books considered only for kids? Much like movie or shows, comics have different genres and different subject matters worth exploring no matter the age.

Warner Bros had this to say in response to the letter. This is what it says,

“Make no mistake: neither the fictional character Joker, nor the film, is an endorsement of real-world violence of any kind. It is not the intention of the film, the filmmakers or the studio to hold this character up as a hero.”

John Campea, Kris Carr and Robert Meyer Burnett talk about the Joker Conspiracy the best.

The True Issue

What is the real issue?

It is not the movies or shows fault, but the fault of most parents. I’m probably going to get hate for this but I have noticed more and more parents do not care what their kids do nowadays because they are pure lazy and once those kids grow up they have not self-discipline or lack of will-power and are easily swayed not just by video games or movies but society. Ironically enough Joker is about that, How society can corrupt an individual.

What are your thoughts on the controversy of The Joker or video games promoting violence? Do you believe they have an effect on people?  Comment down below.