Brady Campaign loses its shit over toy guns in a music video.
After using prop pistols during her live stage shows and waving around faux firearms with Beyoncé in the video for their hit single "Video Phone," gun safety [sic] group the Brady Campaign is taking on the pop star.
"I can hear people say, 'Hey, it's just show business,' and that Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne each put on a good show. I understand that," explained Helmke.
"Yet it is difficult to deny the influence that these entertainers have on our popular culture and the young people who absorb it," he continued. "Guns aren't toys, even when they're made with pretty colors or sung about in rap songs, and it is dangerous to treat them that way.
"It is a deadly problem that more of us—including celebrities—should take seriously."
A gun-hating Chicago liberal in the White House. A Democratic majority in the House and until last month a Democratic supermajority in the Senate. And a full year later, the Brady agenda is getting so little traction anywhere that they're reduced to whining about brightly colored toy guns in a music video.