Actress Lena Dunham wants images of guns yanked from ads for Matt Damon’s new film Jason Bourne.
On Tuesday, the Girls star re-posted a photo of an ad in which the image of Damon’s gun had been ripped out. Producer Tami Sagher had captioned the photo: “Hey New Yorkers, what if we do some peeling & get rid of the guns in the Jason Bourne subway ads. So tired of guns.”
Dunham added her own comment: “Good idea @tulipbone! Let’s go!
Ironically, Dunham’s anti-gun zeal comes on the heels of Matt Damon’s own criticism of guns and U.S. laws.
On July 5 Breitbart News reported that Damon spoke at the Australian premiere of Jason Bourne and lamented that the U.S. has not passed an Australian-style gun ban. However, he did not publicly call for ripping images of guns out of ads for his movie, nor had he done so for previous shoot ’em ups like The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Departed.
Damon’s approach was more like that of Liam Neeson, another gun-toting action hero who called for increased gun control in the U.S. while releasing new movies in which guns were central to his character’s success. In fact, at one point, Neeson called for more gun control while standing in front of a poster of Taken 3 that showed him aiming a gun at the camera.
Maybe Damon and Neeson could both put their money where their mouths are and make ads that show them holding slingshots or sticks rather than firearms.
AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.