“Never gonna happen in the US. Proper gun safety is a necessity though. RT @FulsomPrison: @kateesackhoff @CNN @cnni Here’s a radical idea folks. How about NO gun?”
That was pretty much the closest the actress, known for her role on “Battlestar Galactica” as well as for playing Vic Moretti on the A&E Western/cop series, “Longmire,” came to a specific stance on the matter. Despite this, a whole bunch of Twitter users didn’t seem to want to hear it.
“On a lighter note since I’ve lost half my followers due to talking about gun safety…the sun is shining & Happy Monday! Love your neighbor today!”
Sackhoff signed out of the debate altogether with a final push for safety, no matter what your viewpoint.
“Well I guess I just learned talking about #GunSafety inspires a massive debate. Pro-Gun or Anti-Gun SAFETY should be unanimous! #OneLove”
What I love about celebrities on Twitter is mostly the reaction of people for whom the old model of celebrity, ie I project all my assumptions and personality traits onto a mysterious person I never have to know, utterly breaks down. For all the occasional stupidity that arises, it’s FASCINATING watching people resist the “shut up and sing” pressure and participate in the conversation that they do indeed have access to as members of society. If Julia Roberts pays her taxes, she’s just as entitled to share her views on anything going on.
I’ll always be in favor of greater and greater connection, exchange of more and more information between everybody, even if it does lead to the occsional crushing disappointment (damn it, Jeremy Irons) or moment of dismay. The more we allow others to be complex and real to us, the more we get comfortable with the idea of being so ourselves.