227: Shifting Perceptions of Guns in Media with Actor Adam Brody
How can storytellers in media play a critical role in preventing gun violence? Actor Adam Brodyjoins us to share his insights on Hollywood's influence on gun culture and the power of storytelling to change hearts and minds. As an actor, Adam recognizes the impact that the stories we tell can have on shaping people's perceptions and the importance of having a higher level of conversation about gun violence, similar to the conversations we're finally having about gender and minority representation.
We discuss the needs to challenge cultural myths and present the risks and consequences of gun violence in a way that isn't threatening, and the potential of storytellers to make a difference in the fight against gun violence.
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Gun Guidelines for the Media (Hollywood Health and Society)
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Wrap Roundtable: Adam Brody Calls Out Onscreen Gun Violence as Big Part of the Problem – ‘American as Apple Pie’ (the Wrap)