Jamie Foxx Says Hollywood Influences Gun Violence

Only days after the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy and debates have already began about issues addressing the bigger picture–like gun control, the right to bare arms and influences of gun violence in schools. Regular folk like you and I, along with politicians and celebs have weighed in on who or what is ultimately responsible. Actor Jamie Foxx, one of the industry’s biggest stars, gave his two cents on the travesty. During a promo run for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming film, “Django Unchained,” the actor explained:

“We cannot turn our back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn’t have a sort of influence. It does.”

Kerry Washington, Jamie’s ‘Django’ co-star, also chimed in:

“I do think that it’s important when we have the opportunity to talk about violence and not just kind of have it as entertainment, but connect it to the wrongs, the injustices, the social ills.”

Meanwhile, Tom Cruise’s new action movie, “Jack Reacher,” in Pittsburgh and the family comedy “Parental Guidance” in Los Angeles were postponed. Also, Fox pulled new episodes of “Family Guy” and “American Dad” that were to air Sunday to avoid potentially sensitive content. [AP]