A group of Hollywood celebrities, musicians and artists have come together to support a call for gun control by the 'Demand a Plan' lobby effort and have produced a video calling for people to lobby their politicians on the issue. The video - 'Demand A Plan To End Gun Violence' was released on December 21st has attracted over 6 million views to date:
However, the appearance of a significant number of celebrities who have starred in violent movies and other television programmes with violent scenes have sparked a backlash against the video with those involved being accused of hypocrisy with opponents citing the role of violence in movies as a contributory factor to gun violence. This has led to the production of a video on December 25th titled 'Demand A Plan - Demand Celebrities Go ****************************** Themselves!' which has attracted almost 100,000 views to date and shows the celebrities engaged in gun violence in movies or other programmes:
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Many studies have been conducted over many years on media violence and aggression and they have all come to the same conclusion: that viewing violence increases aggression (http://www.psychology.iastate.edu/fa...04/01ba.ap.pdf pdf page 4 'The Scientific Evidence').
Is it hypocritical of celebrities who star in violent movies and programmes to blame lax gun laws for violent shootings and call for more gun control and should a campaign also be initiated to decrease gun violence in the media (movies, TV series', etc.)?