In a completely unoriginal, and stale format several of Hollywood’s most popular celebrities take to the small screen in an effort to condescend to Americans about guns.
(When I say condescend, I mean they absolutely think we are idiots. In one scene, the celebrities in the video actually imply that contacting your representatives can be hard or confusing to do. It’s as if they think that most Americans are complete morons who desperately need Hollywood to explain life to us.)
Emma Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Julianne Moore, Bill Hader, Sheryl Crow, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, and others come together and explain to Americans that guns are bad and the NRA is evil and we must call Congress to stop the madness.
In a video titled #RejecttheNRA, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s favorite anti-gun group, Everytown, has taken to demonizing an organization that is actually made up of millions of law abiding American citizens.
In typical Everytown fashion, the PSA does not present real solutions to the attack in Vegas–after all, the attacker complied with all gun controls, including background checks, so no new law would have stopped him. Even gun control advocate Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) admitted as much on the October 8 airing of Face the Nation. Therefore, in lieu of a substantive position, the celebrities are urging Americans to call Congress and oppose things that had nothing to do with the Las Vegas attack.
“The mass shooting in Las Vegas has all of us grieving, scared and angry,” Stone opens the video. From here, various other celebrities appear, telling people to text “REJECT” to Everytown. They inform viewers that the gun control group will call those who text, give them contact numbers for lawmakers, and “give [them] guidelines” on what to say when they talk to their lawmakers.