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Orlando Shooting: Michael Showalter Slams Hollywood Violence As ‘Piece of a Large Puzzle’

Our culture of violence "plays a role" in these events, says the actor.

Reactions to last night’s mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, are expectedly all across the board. The deadliest such event in United States history — 50 are dead, with at least 53 more injured — has left many speechless and many more furious, despondent or some combination of both. Michael Showalter, the comedian and actor best known for his work on “Wet Hot American Summer” and other collaborations with David Wain and Michael Ian Black, has taken to Twitter to express his thoughts on Hollywood’s role in these shootings.

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“Feeling angry at everyone including Hollywood movies that glorify gun violence,” begins one tweet. “Liberal actors shooting guns left and right. Hypocritical.” He then continues with three more:

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Showalter’s latest film, “Hello, My Name Is Doris,” premiered at South by Southwest and received a theatrical release in March.

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