It looks like another of Hollywood’s elite is joining the social media campaign against the Second Amendment.
Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the NYC-set HBO show “Girls” has a problem with subway ads promoting the new entry in the series of Bourne spy thrillers, Jason Bourne starring Matt Damon, and she’s making it known on Twitter and Instagram.
Damon’s titular character is seen holding a pistol in the ad, as his character has done in the posters for all three previous films in which Damon has starred. Dunham says the gun should be removed from the poster, in light of recent heavily reported shootings in the U.S. recently.
“After producer Tami Sagher proposed removing images of the gun that Matt Damon’s titular character is seen holding in the film’s ads, the creator and star of HBO’s Girls reposted Sagher’s message. In full support of bringing awareness to gun control, Dunham captioned the photo: ‘Good idea @tulipbone! Let’s go!’
“Sagher originally posted a photo of the gun image ripped out of the Jason Bourne New York subway ad with the caption, ‘Hey New Yorkers, what if we do some peeling & get rid of the guns in the Jason Bourne subway ads. So tired of guns.’”
Dunham also shared on Instagram a screenshot of a New York Times graphic noting the police shootings involving black men and women over the past two years.
Damon himself made a comment in an interview recently that had a lot of websites labelling him anti-gun.
At an Australian press conference, Damon said, “You guys did it here in one fell swoop (in 1996) and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly. People get so emotional that even when you make a suggestion about not selling AK-47s to people on terror watch lists, that’s a non-starter. I don’t know what needs to happen.”
The series of Bourne films, based on the popular Robert Ludlum novels, have made more than $1 billion over the years. It breaks down as follows:
• The Bourne Identity (2002): $214,034,224 (worldwide)
• The Bourne Supremacy (2004): $288,500,217 (worldwide)
• The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): $442,824,138 (worldwide)
• The Bourne Legacy (2012): $276,144,750 (worldwide – not starring Damon)