Remember how the popularity of Django Unchained spawned action figures that are now being sold on Ebay?
Well, now pro-gun group, Political Media, is using Tarantino’s film to get people of color to join their side of the gun control debate.
“What would Django Do?” is the latest genius campaign idea from the folks who’ve brought us “Gun Appreciation Day.”
[Political Media President Larry Ward is] hoping for similar success with his follow-up effort, dubbed “What Would Django Do?” Ward plans not only a campaign but a nonprofit organization that would bear the name, though he acknowledges he hasn’t sought permission from Tarantino or from The Weinstein Co., the studio behind Django Unchained.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Ward said. “We’ll make sure we aren’t violating copyrights, and if we are, we’ll have to change the name. But Django is perfect for what we’re trying to do, which is to promote gun rights to minorities. We’ll tackle the issue on the Democrats’ own turf.”
Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.
That’s right. The folks who came up with this idea are the same ones who want to make sure they have easy access to guns. Think about that for a minute. (We’ll wait.)
It seems that Django is the gift that keeps on giving. While we’re waiting for Spike Lee’s comment, we want to know:
Are you a person of color who is pro gun?
Is it a mistake to assume that minorities are a monolith in support of gun control?
What’s your stance on the issue? (Will Django make you change your mind?)
Sound off below!!!!