Another celebrity just weighed in on the gun issue – this time, actress Jodie Foster blessed us with her firearms expertise and thoughts and we’re so, so glad she did. We needed a good, hearty laugh and an eye roll to cap off this otherwise fantastic Friday.
What she says is so beyond absurd, it’s difficult to think she’s not just trolling us… but she’s not. She’s serious. And, wow.
Actress Jodie Foster would prefer complete unthinking, unfeeling, soulless robots own guns rather than sentient human beings.
Speaking with IndieWire to promote her latest film “Hotel Artemis,” Foster said that since humans have too many raging emotions, only robots can be trusted with guns.
“I mean, I’d be much more comfortable having robots have them, but we are designed to have emotions that overflow and that are not guided by our heads,” she told IndieWire.
“To have sentient beings that are completely and entirely guided by their emotions have the power to administer life or death using one kilowatt of energy in a nanosecond is just unfathomable with me,” she added.
The sentiment was expressed in part due to her new role in the film “Hotel Artemis,” in which she plays a nurse treating a gunshot victim.
The movie itself has been described by IMBD parents guide as being one of the most exploitative films of the year in terms of violence by showing “guns, most of which were apparently ‘printed’ at Hotel Artemis, [that] are brandished and fired.” People in the film also die in several gruesome ways.
Foster says she understands owning a gun to hunt, but not much beyond that.
“It’s not my personality to believe that celebrities have the expertise to try to influence other people’s ideas or their feelings, politically,” she said.
In the wake of #MeToo, Foster also made the wild claim that “every man over 30 bears some responsibility” for sexual harassment.
“It’s every industry,” the actress told USA Today. “It’s not just one socioeconomic bracket or one complexion. Pretty much every man over 30 has to really look and start thinking about their part. And I guarantee, lots of it is unconscious. When you’ve been in a privileged position where you haven’t had to look at your part, you didn’t 100 percent understand you were in a bubble. It’s an interesting time for men.”
Jodie Foster also worked with admitted child predator Roman Polanski on his film “Carnage” in 2011.