Sylvester Stallone has an odd take on movie promotion. The day his latest flick came out, Walter Hill’s Bullet To The Head, Sly issued a statement revealing he’s in favor of new national gun control laws.
“Who … needs an assault weapon? Like really, unless you’re carrying out an assault … You can’t hunt with it … Who’s going to attack your house, a fucking army?” Granted, two decades ago Stallone backed the Brady bill which included a ban on assault weapons, since expired.I can hear the hamster-hung gun nuts howling hypocrisy. After all, Stallone starred in more gun-toting action flicks than there are stars in the sky. Yes, indeed, he earns his living shooting big-ass guns in major motion pictures. And just as asteroids didn’t threaten the Earth, Godzilla never really attacked Tokyo, and if you truly believe a man can fly you shouldn’t be allowed near open windows, there’s a reason why these stories are called “heroic fantasy.” Honest, Brad Pitt did not really kill Adolf Hitler, although that might come as a shock to Tavis Smiley.
Other, even less intelligent bipeds will proffer Stallone doesn’t honestly believe that, he was simply following the orders of his Hollywood masters who are, after all, liberals each and every one. Yeah, including the bankers who shoot craps over $100 million budgets – a liberal bunch if there ever was one, right? Then again, since all the bankers are Jews and the Jews were the masterminds of the Newtown Massacre, my sarcasm is lost on that gaggle of sanctimonious, silly and learning-disabled people. Besides, Sy was raised in New York, the überleft Hymietown. Say no more.
Stallone is 66. He’s still bankable. His next movie co-stars Robert DeNiro – it’s called Grudge Match and is a sort-of geriatric fantasy sequel to Raging Bull. So a boycott (either tacit or implicit) of his movies won’t likely hurt his career or his legacy. But his lucid, logical and from-the-heart analysis of the non-military need for assault weapons will earn him some respect from those who dismiss him as just another mindless oaf of an actor.
When he steps into the ring to fight DeNiro, at the very least I know I’ll be seeing the work of a man with the courage of his convictions and that great American “this is what I believe and I don’t care if you don’t like it” moxie.
Like John Wayne and Gary Cooper, Sylvester Stallone speaks his mind and lets the chips fall where they may. Good for him.
Mike Gold performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, www.getthepointradio.com, every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check the website above for times. Gold also joins MWD’s Marc Alan Fishman, Martha Thomases and Michael Davis as a weekly columnist at www.comicmix.com where he pontificates on matters of four-color.