Harvey Weinstein NRA Backlash: Angry Gun Lovers Fired Up Over Reported Meryl Streep Movie

Harvey Following reports that Harvey Weinstein is producing an anti-NRA movie, angry gun owners flocked to social media to voice their outrage.  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Advocates of the National Rifle Association are taking aim at Harvey Weinstein after reports that the tough-talking Hollywood mogul is planning to produce a scathing movie about the pro-gun lobby.

“They’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them,” Weinstein reportedly said of the NRA during a Thursday radio interview with Howard Stern. Weinstein, a noted supporter of President Obama, said the movie will be a vehicle for Meryl Streep and treat the issue “head-on,” according to an audio clip posted by Mediate.

Needless to say, gun lovers on social media are not reacting well to the news.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Facebook page for the Weinstein Company is also being inundated with criticism. Several users stopped by to leave one-star reviews along with angry comments. “Pathetic lefty moron, carrying water for the failed Obummer administration!” one user griped.

FBWeinstein Many commenters took aim at Weinstein's ethnicity and political persuasion.  Facebook/screenshot

The news has also stirred debates over the perceived hypocrisy of such a project coming from Weinstein, who made a killing in the 1990s distributing decidedly violent offerings from Quentin Tarantino. “Isn’t it ironic that a man who made his fortune through ‘Reservoir Dogs’ and ‘Pulp Fiction’ is taking such a stance against guns?” one person commented on Mediate.

Others countered that such movies, while violent, do not glorify guns. In fact (spoiler alert!) nearly all the main characters in “Reservoir Dogs” die.

A spokesperson for the Weinstein Company did not respond to a request for comment. According to Deadline.com, Weinstein confirmed the film and Streep’s involvement, saying the movie will be titled “The Senator’s Wife.”

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