Hollywood stars like Matt Damon, Liam Neeson, and Jamie Foxx have spoken up against guns yet continue to accept roles in movies where their characters engage in epic gun battles that make up some of the most memorable scenes in those films.
Now one actress is seeing a problem with that and has vowed to never carry an “assault rifle” during a TV scene again. But many of her fans aren’t onboard with her decision. Megan Boone stars in “The Blacklist,” a gritty TV crime thriller that casts her as FBI agent Elizabeth Keen, who is forced to work with a dangerous criminal (played by James Spader).
But in the wake of the recent Florida high school shooting, Boone wrote a message on Twitter, informing the world that her character “Liz Keen will never carry an assault rifle again and I am deeply sorry for participating in glorifying them in the past.”
But fans largely felt like she shouldn’t be racked with guilt over this, and they didn’t see a connection between TV-world violence and real-world violence.
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