April 11, 2007, - 11:52 am

“I Love Pot” Says Star of Kids’ Movie: Spiderman 3’s Mary Jane Endorses Mary Jane

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.”

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Kirsten Dunce . . .er, Dunst, Spiderman’s Chick: Just Say Yes to Drugs

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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31 Responses

I always liked Kirsten Dunst. She always had that cute, girl-next-door quality about her. I thought that personality suited many of her roles in the movies that she starred in. Now, I have to learn that she’s just another loader, “Kirsten Dunce”. Why set the bar any higher or expect more from these Hollywood Half-wits. The best claim to come from her mouth was that pointy-headed twit, Carl Sagan was a Genius. He was no more genius than Riley Martin from Howard Stern Show fame is.

Yiddish Steel on April 11, 2007 at 12:41 pm

I gave up on pot 20 years ago, after I heard, of all people, George Carlin, railing against pot and pot smokers saying it’s pretty much the most demotivating drugs out there – that’s the message that should be getting out there, and that goes for any drug….. Personally, I find the illegality of the whole pot thing ridiculous – it’s a plant, grows naturally – part of nature, God made it the way it is, legal or not [it's not illegal worldwide!]….but, I digress – pot just ain’t my thing. I’d rather have a nice microbrew beer instead.
I’d like to see some of these actors come out and say how they support how the US Government sidesteps their responsibility in ignoring the record setting OPIUM trade in Afghanistan…..now that’s really a drug problem….

jokermtb on April 11, 2007 at 1:04 pm

I heard that Sagan was a big pothead and he and his wife were/are leaders to get pot decriminalized. Interesting that the Media never let anyone know about Sagan’s drug use when he was alive – wouldn’t want to taint the brilliant messenger of the Galaxies from billions and billions and billions and billions and billions ……. oh where was I????
Ohh, now I remember. When Sagan got into political pronouncements, it shows just what a druggy paranoid he and his ilk are/were. All of these big Know-it-all Fatalists like Gore, Kerry, Paul Ehrlich, and their Hollywood minions want us to be as hysterically crazy as they are. Dunst/Dunce – show your stupidity now – you are young, but heed the warnings of those who let their brains clear out like George Carlin, who will tell you about the dangerous path you are on.

Sioux on April 11, 2007 at 1:44 pm

I’m not a pothead but I smoke once in a blue moon.However, marijuana should not be legalized and it really has nothing to do with the drug itself. The activities that surround “weed” and any other drug trade is why drugs should remain illegal.If you legalize Marijuana your almost legalizing assault weapons,racketeering,etc.

the_don on April 11, 2007 at 2:06 pm

I also think that in 10 years prescription/over the counter drugs will have taken over the illegal drug market. Thats the craze among the youth today.

the_don on April 11, 2007 at 2:09 pm

weeds not nearly as bad a whiskey,or beer,but their legal

patriot10 on April 11, 2007 at 2:12 pm

I couldn’t be less interested in smoking pot, but it is less dangerous than alcohol so I think it’s kind of stupid for it to be illegal. But since it IS illegal, it is extremely irresponsible for her to be endorsing is like that. Isn’t there anything more useful she could be saying to the girls of the world? Like “Maryjane obeys her parents, and you should too!” Instead we get “Maryjane loves to burn a big fat doob!” Typical hollywood brilliance.

Stealthkix on April 11, 2007 at 2:21 pm

How does decriminalizing weed result in assault weapons and racketeering? I thought that is what we have now. If you take the profit out of the illegal trade, and can buy the stuff at regulated stores, then where is the racketeering motivation? I don’t use any of the illegal stuff, so don’t know about these factors.

Sioux on April 11, 2007 at 2:23 pm

you have this wrong. this has nothing to do with protecting children. I have 3 and a grand daughter. i would allow my children to use Cannabis, when old enough, over alcohol any day.
just take a good look around and observe the difference between an alcoholic and a pothead.
who would you like to be around?
it is not the governments job to protect children from things like this, it is the parents job. just like alcohol and tobacco. in my opinion all drugs, even prescribed and over the counter, should be legal and parents should be responsible enough to teach their children how to use drugs properly.
there is a time and place for everything.
considering how useful Cannabis is to the medical field, even though the government has lied to us by supressing information and banning testing, you should be all for legalizaing it.
last point it is the largest crop in america and it is not taxed. how stupid is our government? they want us to keep dumping money into a war against a weed that can grow anywhere on this planet without the help of man and prosper.
if you believe in god then he made this plant to serve man. he even made special receptors in the brain just for cannabinoids.
http://www.erowid.com/
do not be a liberal and close your mind to expanding your experience of the universe.
drugs and their harm to humans scale:
http://blog.drugpolicy.org/2007/04/new-way-to-rank-drug-dangers.html#The_DAlliance_A

doggod on April 11, 2007 at 2:33 pm

I thought that Kirsten Dunst pretty much hit her peak as an actress in ’94’s “Interview With The Vampire,” in which she was fine. After that, every time I’ve seen her, I wondered why the director thought she was any more than a fairly pretty face, without much talent.
Seems to be the whole culture out there on the Left Coast: “dis” America, where they live in luxury and rake in millions for very little work (and the display of little or no acting talent); support terrorist thugs and dictators; condescend to the “little people” stupid enough to buy tickets to their movies or watch them on TV; keep the head firmly buried in the sand, ostrich-like, so nothing contrary to their perceived world-view will leak in, causing them upset tummies, poor little things.

theendisnear on April 11, 2007 at 3:00 pm

She better be lucky I’m seeing Spiderman 3. I love the spidey movies, really I do. But when I saw these comments about weed…the superhero fan in me…got broken in two by a actress that turned out to be a black widow.
I’m still gonna see spiderman 3, my biggest movie of 2007. But I’m not gonna see it becuase of her (I never did see it becuase of her), but becuase of spiderman himself…as it should be.

Squirrel3D on April 11, 2007 at 6:44 pm

Thanks, Sioux, for bringing reason and intellect into this conversation, without the bias of money and propaganda.
Makes me sad to see you spin this story like a typical liberal would spin a story on national defense, Debbie… I’ve read your blog before and usually agree with you. I guess it shouldn’t surprise me though, almost all conservatives that are rational on other topics are completely irrational when it comes to marijuana.
I smoke weed, and have for years (live in cali and have a medical prescription, but I would smoke even if I didn’t). I am now, and have always been considered by my peers to be the most intelligent person they know. Not saying that weed made me ‘genius’, but it hasn’t hurt it… and I guarantee the TRUTH of the statement that it inspires creativity. Anyone that says otherwise is ignorant or lying. I will fully accept the fact that it is a de-motivator, however. Better than being a cancer causing killer (cigarettes) or a destroyer of lives (alcoholics)… better than the numerous side effects and unknown long term dangers of little white pills the doctors give you, better than the waste of life that comes from users of meth, heroine… whats a little de-motivation compared to ruining your body or your life?
There is such a haze(teehee) of hypocrisy that surrounds marijuana. It seems to be the only case in which people look at true, legitimate scientific studies and REJECT THEM COMPLETELY; yet when they see unfounded, unresearched, biased, false, incorrect (how many other ways can i say ‘bullshit’) propaganda, they completely ACCEPT IT! Amazing that in this case the people in positions of authority have chosen to side with bullshit and fantasy over science and fact. Actually, they have chosen to side with bullshit OVER THEIR OWN VOTERS, as marijuana is being voted legal in more and more states, even if it still remains illegal at the federal level.
There is one reason marijuana is illegal (given the fact that both alcohol, cigarettes, and every single prescription drug out there is more intoxifying and/or deadly/dangerous). And that reason is money. Specifically, the money of cigarette lobbyists.

slave1ilo on April 11, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Just a quick thought:
On the link you provide for “promoting the joys of marijuana”, there’s a vote, now at almost 100,000 votes… which is 66% in favor of the legalization of marijuana.

slave1ilo on April 11, 2007 at 7:24 pm

Just 38 cafes were originally authorized, provided they paid taxes, to sell hash or pot in Amsterdam. This was taken as a open door for this once safe and beautiful city to become a drug tourist mecca. Cafes failed to license and the crack in the door was used for users of hard drugs to step up their activities.
Every time an American smokes pot, he or she, makes sure some poor slob somewhere outside of America can’t live his or her life without corruption or fear for their life. It takes some maturity and greater purpose outside of one’s own selfish life to recognize how much pain drug use causes the world. So don’t preach to me about global warming, baby seals, and whales. You hypocrital trash. Clean your own house first, someone’s life is depending on you. The booze industry is already enough to scare anyone to death, but opening up illicit drug sales is downright terrifying. Progress is finally being made against cigarettes and now people want to legalize pot? No Colombian, nor Afghan will ever live in peace in our lifetime and that is squarely on the casual U.S. drug users shoulders. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, clown.

code7 on April 11, 2007 at 7:37 pm

code7 – think through your statements before you make broad generalizations. If pot were legal, there would be no corruption or fearing of life, there would be no marijuana related crimes anymore that have to do with growing it elsewhere and ILLEGALLY smuggling it into the country – which is what causes problems. I smoke weed everyday, and not a single person outside of the US is affected by it, cause guess what: my weed was grown and sold legally here in the good ol’ state of California. I use my debit card.
WHO NEEDS COLUMBIAN DRUG LORDS IF WEED IS LEGAL AND I CAN GROW IT IN MY BACKYARD (OR ANYWHERE ITS A WEED)!
Think man. Think. You are basically using a new take on the ‘weed is a gateway drug’, which is the worst of the bullshit propaganda, and completely false. You cannot blame marijuana for what users of other drugs may do illegally based on its laws.

slave1ilo on April 11, 2007 at 7:52 pm

There is one reason marijuana is illegal (given the fact that both alcohol, cigarettes, and every single prescription drug out there is more intoxifying and/or deadly/dangerous). And that reason is money. Specifically, the money of alchohol lobbyists.
Have you ever studied history? Pot is illegal because of racism. In 1936 anhueser busch lobbied congress for pot controls because the use of pot by mexicans in California was bothering their bottom line.. Its about alchohol producing companies and people who wanted to get stoned for free. The alchohol people had more money and won. It was wrong. I used pot for many years and am currently battling with alchoholism. This conversation can only be hald by people who are experienced with the subject. Which I am.

Will on April 11, 2007 at 9:30 pm

One would think Dunst could afford orthodontia. She’s taking the vampire thing too far.

lexi on April 11, 2007 at 9:55 pm

Carl Sagan. Wasn’t he they guy that advanced the “Big Bong” theory?

CornCoLeo on April 11, 2007 at 10:56 pm

here is some history on pot…..http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/stories/2003/12/22/whyIsMarijuanaIllegal.html
the history channel had a minni series called:Illegal Drugs & How They Got That Way….it was a 4 part series,i cant find any for the part on pot,unless you wanna buy the boxed set…..pretty much says everything this article does…the goverment wanted to control the flow of mexicans,and they liked to smoke pot…..i did find the vid on coke……http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrd5xtyfjFw

patriot10 on April 11, 2007 at 11:02 pm

Damn, she’s fine.

davidlanham on April 12, 2007 at 9:03 pm

Anyone who had ever tried marijuana would never rail against it so harshly. It’s far less devastating physically and societally than our legal drugs alcohol and nicotine and is less addictive than even caffeine. Unfortunately the majority of Americans know absolutely nothing about how marijuana even came to be legal- it’s just another case of corrupt corporations railroading their agenda through congress. If alcohol and cigarettes are legal, so should be marijuana. If you’ve never tried marijuana, you really have no business even having an opinion on the topic, let alone posting a blog about it.

Amalia on April 14, 2007 at 2:16 am

Wow, way to totally misrepresent what Sagan actually said. Also, Reagan’s “tough stance” had nothing to do with crippling communism, despite your ridiculous assertion. Kirsten Dunst is not promoting pot for kids. Also, she’s not “attacking America” by disagreeing with a lot of Americans. Basically, everything you wrote in this article is terrible. Please stop.

Ravi on February 6, 2010 at 1:12 am

Again the lies about Raygun bring down the USSR…. The place was falling apart before Raygun was in office the only thing Raygun did was put us in to debt.

Jeff little on April 29, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Well, this article is really poor in argumentation. First of all, “ad hominem” everywere, you dont stop arguing against people and not against their arguments, you are failing.

On the other hand, Sagans view on the cold war and the nuclear menace was highly influenced by yankee society back then, you cant be in a cold war for almost 50 years without modeling the society with fear. I mean, no other countrys in the world cared about cold war, there were just the ussr and usa the societys with government-induced fear. You clearly have not been in that situation, otherwise you would understand that the nuclear winter was a possible future for the millions of people in usa back then, it just didnt happen.

And you have not explained why smoking pot is a bad thing, then i can’t agree with you in that promoting pot will have bad consecuences.

And i would like to remark something you said:

>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.
>Young girls who might see the movie and want to be like Spiderman’s girlfriend
>Young girls who might want to be like Spiderman’s girlfriend

Thats not only silly (come on, do you imagine a girl saying “i want to be like spidermans girl”?), its also sexism. As i said before, your argumentation is really poor, i think you should reconsider your view on life…

Anonymous on September 8, 2011 at 2:14 am

If all the potheads are done opining, it’s time for someone who actually knows something to speak: I’m a board certified psychiatrist working with 3 Native American tribes in Northern Minnesota. 70% of my inpatients that come into the psych hospital I run are THC positive. MJ has been shown to initiate schizophrenia in vulnerable patients. The THC concentration of today’s MJ is much higher than it was in the 1970s.

There is no shortage of access to MJ among today’s youth. Legalizing it would injure many, many people.

Occam's Tool on December 26, 2011 at 1:30 pm

This article is so old, but I had to comment because you sound like such an ass. Y u so ignorant?!?!

Billy bob on April 18, 2012 at 8:09 am

Ok, I’m not a blogger, but this is ridiculous. The people found on this website are some of the biggest polemicists I have ever heard of.
Tim Allen, (also known as Santa Claus, Buzz Lightyear, Meldat Prime from the nickolodean series “Jimmy Neutron,” and many other aliases) is displayed as an innocent family man. He does not openly support the legalization of marijuana. However, when he was 25 years old he was sentenced to more than 2 years in prison for smuggling over a kilo of cocaine through an airport. He served the full sentence, as he was guilty. To say that Tim Allen does not deserve a role in the next Toy Story film would be ridiculous.

Peter on October 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

This is honestly unreal. If Occam’s Tool were really a competent medical professional, he would understand that the trauma that the legal system sends young possession offenders through is far more detrimental to one’s mental health than cannabis will EVER be. Marijuana has been used for THOUSANDS of years by cultures that thrive today. By generalizing in such a negative and closed-minded fashion, you commit a fallacy that only serves to prove our point, the point of the rising marijuana majority, that a substance, nay, a plant, especially one that is a catalyst for creativity and higher though, should never be made discriminated against. My heart honestly goes out to you. I hope you have a wonderful life.

Matt on January 28, 2013 at 2:36 am

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