7.22.2012

In recent news

And as for the tragedy in Colorado... and to all the people posting this stuff on facebook....

It's gotten into people's minds that it would be an awesome idea if "Batman" or Christian Bale visited the victims in the hospital.

I don't know what state the victims are in. If I were them, I'd want nothing to do with the Batman  franchise ever again. But maybe some of them there DO want to see him. And if that's the case, then why not.

HOWEVER. People are going to keep posting about this until it happens. The thing is.

If it happens, there are two outcomes.

A. It's in the news, everyone finds out about it, everyone thinks Batman is a hero, it turns into a publicity stunt.

B. It's not in the news. No one knows about it. And people keep posting about how it should happen.

I don't believe in the whole "Like this and we'll give money to people in Africa!" If you have money to give to people in Africa, give it to them. Don't wait for people to like your stuff. Just do it. If you wait for that, then it's a popularity thing. It's like a dare. And people only like it because they feel they're making a difference by doing so. It's one thing to feel like you made a difference, and it's another thing to actually make a difference.

I think enough people have posted the whole "Visit the hospital, Batman!" thing. I think that Christian Bale or his producers or whatever, assistants, butlers, maids, whatever, have seen it. So now stop posting about it. And let the people grieve. What happened was a tragedy. It's not about the Batman movie at all. It's a coincidence that the shooter looked like him, a planned coincidence, but one all the same. The box offices, some of the most freaking greedy people in the world had the decency to shut up about everything and respect these people. Maybe we should do the same now. Let them have their time to be sad. For crying out loud it hasn't even been a week yet.

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