Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow to Blame for Shooting Rampage?

There’s no argument that guns weren’t involved in the horrific shooting in Santa Barbara, but guns seem to be lowest on the media’s fault list for the rampage.

Ann Hornaday is an astute writer for the Washington Post. As an astute writer, she came to the (asinine) conclusion that shooter Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara shooting rampage was due to comedy stars such as Seth Rogan and Judd Apatow permeating American pop culture with comedies that give an unrealistic worldview to people like Rodger.

Rodger’s rampage may be a function of his own profound distress, but it also shows how a sexist movie monoculture can be toxic for women and men alike. How many students watch outsized frat-boy fantasies like Neighbors and feel, as Rodger did, unjustly shut out of college life that should be full of ‘sex and fun and pleasure’? How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, ‘It’s not fair’?

Seth Rogan responded:


Not to be outdone by Hornaday, irrelevant Tea Party member Joe the Plumber, aka Samuel Wurzelbacher, trumped her idiotic comment by publishing an open letter to one of the shooting victim’s father:

“Your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.”

Mr. The Plumber added: 

“We still have the Right to Bear Arms and I intend to continue to speak out for that right, and against those who would restrict it — even in the face of this horrible incident by this sad and insane individual. I almost said ‘Obama Voter’ but I’m waiting for it to be official.”

Meanwhile, a FOX News commentator/hack shrink Dr. Robi Ludwig said that Rogers was probably gay:


So rest assured NRA! As noted, guns had “zero” to do with the attack, even though the people were killed with guns.

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