Lena Dunham Calls for Altering of Gun-Toting 'Jason Bourne' Subway Ads
The ‘Girls’ creator shares images of new 'Jason Bourne' promos in which the gun image has been peeled away.
In light of the recent shooting tragedies that have occurred in the U.S., Lena Dunham is in full support of ripping gun images out of the new Jason Bourne subway ads.
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.
Dunham’s response comes after last week's series of tragic events. Dallas saw the deadliest incident for law enforcement in the U.S. since 9/11 when five police officers were shot and killed, and many others injured, during a protest following the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. The two black men were shot and killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota, respectively.
Damon himself has called for gun control measures throughout the U.S. "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," he told reporters during a press conference in Australia earlier this month. "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 nonstarter. I don’t know what needs to happen."
"Obviously, mass shootings aren’t going to do it," he added. "There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook, when those children were murdered, if that didn’t do it, you know, I just don’t know. Maybe we just need to evolve further before we can have that conversation, I don’t know."
See the post below.