Movie Set Shootings

It was very disturbing to hear this week that Alex Baldwin accidentally killed a woman on the set of “Rust”. This is not the first time something like this has happened. Brandon Lee, son of well known actor Bruce Lee was also fatally shot on the set of a movie. It has me thinking who checks the props for movies and whether or not anyone should be charged for this crime.

I would like to bring up something else I saw this week on YouTube which relates to this as well. Apologies in advance for not remembering the exact video I was watching but I know it was about rappers Yung Thug and Lucci and the beef between them. In this video it showed a clip of Lucci on a set of a video shoot. A lady walks over and hands him a gun, a prop gun, right? She also tells him not to “cock” it, which of course he does and the weapon fires. Thank God no one got hurt. The lady runs over yelling at Lucci, “I told you not to cock it, why would you do that?”. Really??? You give him an assault rifle and tell him not to shoot it because it has live ammunition? But don’t tell him it’s a real gun, that’s loaded. My question is why would they use a real loaded gun on the set of a music video?

The last crazy movie incident I want to mention is the movie “The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock. Most people now a days know that he used real birds on the set of the movie. Some of the actors got hurt. Sis they know he was using real birds? Were they compensated for their troubles and health, physical and mental?

My point is everyone… All aspect of life need a checks and balances system. I am not saying that Alec Baldwin should be charged with the crime but maybe the person responsible for making sure props are safe should be. A wan lost her life and just saying sorry it was an accident does not cut it. I feel that maybe laws need to reevaluated to ensure the safety of actors and other people in the industry.


Published by Phoennix

Writer and spoken word artist. I love to write poetry and short stories, my first two books are books of poetry. I am also a visual artist, wood and metal sculpting, as well as drawing and painting. I've worked in the food industry over 15 years so eating is my hobby. I hope to bring you a fresh and colorful voice on the arts and culinary worlds.

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