April 11, 2007, - 11:52 am
By Debbie Schlussel
“Spiderman 3” will hit theaters on May 4th. And it’s being heavily marketed to young kids in all kinds of cross-promotions.
That’s why it’s very disturbing that plain jane actress Kirsten Dunst–who stars in the Spiderman trilogy as Peter Parker’s girlfriend (and fiancee, in this latest installment), Mary Jane Watson–is promoting the joys of marijuana a/k/a “Mary Jane” in interviews, including one with Britain’s “Live” magazine:
“I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does.”
“I’ve never been a major smoker, but I think America’s view on weed is ridiculous. I mean – are you kidding me? If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place.”
Dunst, who broke into Hollywood with 1994’s “Interview With the Vampire,” insists she does not overindulge in drugs, but that marijuana has the ability to inspire creativity.
“I’m not talking about being stoned all day, though. I think if it’s not used properly, it can hamper your creativity and close you up inside. My best friend Sasha’s dad was Carl Sagan, the astronomer. He was the biggest pot smoker in the world and he was a genius.”
Uh, wasn’t that the same Carl Sagan who told us that Reagan’s nukes would soon result in nuclear winter? Sagan died, nuclear winter never happened, and Ronald Reagan’s steadfastness on our nuke build-up helped bring down the Communist Soviet Union. Sorry, but pot use does not equal genius, just fantasy.
Make no mistake. There’s a reason Dunst picked this moment–when she’s being interviewed left and right to promote Spiderman–to endorse regular pot use. If the unremarkable actress said it any other time, no-one would care . . . or notice.
But, now, that she’s in this big-budget, blockbuster film, her stupid, irresponsible comments are getting a lot of attention. And your kids will see and hear them. And even though they are the target audience for her Spiderman movies, Dunst doesn’t seem to care about your kids.
Young girls who might see the movie and want to be like Spiderman’s girlfriend will read Dunst’s interviews and be influenced by her comments that marijuana use is a great thing. Others, struck by the epidemic of fame-seeking in America, will read her comments about pot “inspiring creativity” in her acting career and think this is the way to stardom in Hollywood for similarly aspiring mediocre-ettes.
That’s not to mention her comments attacking America and Americans–you know, the very country and people that made this very mediocre woman a multi-millionaire.
Accounts say Dunst’s boyfriend recently dumped her. Sounds like he made the right choice.
Time for Spiderman, Peter Parker, and the rest of America to dump this Dunce . . . er, Dunst.
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