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Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 08:51 AM Jul 2012

Are images of Batman appropriate in Colorado shooting tribute graphics?

Apparently, the gunman was quite taken with the Batman story - to the point of emulating The Joker by dying his hair bright red before the shooting. Also, what if the victims were viewing a movie like Ernest Goes to Camp? Would there be a graphic of a sad Ernest? Not to mention; would the Ernest story entice someone to shoot up a theater? (Well, maybe after the movie...

I'm not necessarily bothered by the graphics, but I wonder what others think about it...

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Are images of Batman appropriate in Colorado shooting tribute graphics? (Original Post) Cooley Hurd Jul 2012 OP
I don't like them and I'm not sure why. They just give me the creeps. lamp_shade Jul 2012 #1
The joker had green hair not red Confusious Jul 2012 #2
I saw a stupid "ribbon" graphic that had a batman silhouette in the bottom part NYC_SKP Jul 2012 #3
Agreed. Even as a big time comic fan, that's just weird. Curtland1015 Jul 2012 #4
It's fucking ridiculous! whatchamacallit Jul 2012 #5
I'm going to assume this man was mentally ill DefenseLawyer Jul 2012 #6
that wasn't my point at all... Cooley Hurd Jul 2012 #8
I'd Sure Want to Distance Batman from the whole thing - totally inappropriate dballance Jul 2012 #7
I think so. One of him looking down over Gotham would sum it up well. HopeHoops Jul 2012 #9
Gah! whatchamacallit Jul 2012 #10
I don't like them. Batman images are frogmarch Jul 2012 #11

Confusious

(8,317 posts)
2. The joker had green hair not red
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:07 AM
Jul 2012

So he wasn't that much of a fan if he didn't know.

I'm not a batman fan, and I knew.

 

NYC_SKP

(68,644 posts)
3. I saw a stupid "ribbon" graphic that had a batman silhouette in the bottom part
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:12 AM
Jul 2012

and I thought it tacky and commercial looking, even more so than regular ribbons.

Curtland1015

(4,404 posts)
4. Agreed. Even as a big time comic fan, that's just weird.
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:29 AM
Jul 2012

It looks goofy. Not the right tone for what happened at all.

whatchamacallit

(15,558 posts)
5. It's fucking ridiculous!
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:35 AM
Jul 2012

You know the country has lost touch with reality when we can't even mourn without branding. Only in America, would commercial fantasy nonsense, brought to you by a PR Firm or Ad Agency, be considered an appropriate tribute.

 

DefenseLawyer

(11,101 posts)
6. I'm going to assume this man was mentally ill
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:39 AM
Jul 2012

I think it's a better use of our time to find more effective ways to recognize and treat mental illness than figuring out what we should censor because it could possibly give an irrational person an irrational idea.

 

Cooley Hurd

(26,877 posts)
8. that wasn't my point at all...
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:40 AM
Jul 2012

The word "censor" never crossed my mind. Nor was the concept of it anywhere near my post.

 

dballance

(5,756 posts)
7. I'd Sure Want to Distance Batman from the whole thing - totally inappropriate
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 10:12 AM
Jul 2012

If I were the owner of the character or the producer(s) of the movie I'd want Batman as far away as possible. Batman and the movie had nothing to do with the shootings except be a convenient vehicle for amassing a full theater. Would we have put Yoda on the tribute if it were a Star Wars movie?

frogmarch

(12,193 posts)
11. I don't like them. Batman images are
Sat Jul 21, 2012, 06:33 PM
Jul 2012

no more appropriate than images of movie theater buttered popcorn would be.

Yes, what if an Ernest movie had been playing? I doubt anyone would want to use Ernest images to make a point about the shootings.

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