Sunday, July 22, 2012

Young Kids At "Batman" Movie Masacre

As more details emerge about the victims in the tragic spree shooting in Colorado at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie, one of the first questions that came to mind was why there would've been a 6 year old victim at all?  Why was she at a midnight screening of a PG-13 movie in the first place?  (There was also a 3 month old baby there with his parents.)

Was that about trying to save babysitting costs?  Or, in the absence of an available babysitter entirely, a compulsive need by the parents to see this violent, dark PG-13 action movie at its very first screening at midnight, no matter what?

THIS article from NBC News exhorts us not to judge these parents. They're not to blame, it states.  I agree they're not to blame for this horrific tragedy.  But I don't agree they shouldn't come in for some richly deserved criticism.

1 comment:

  1. Right on Conclusions Drawn. Anyone would agree that simple compassion argues against adding to the torture of these parents who are suffering a fate worse than death. BUT all other parents should wake up to an obvious fact. A midnight showing of a violent film is not the right place for a 6 year old.