July 22, 2004


My friend saw this here on German television, but I can't find any American news sources that are reporting on it. Apparently this question was posed to Kirsten Dunst:

Gefragt, was sie machen würde, wenn sie Spider-Mans Kräfte hätte, antwortete sie: "Bush töten!"

What would you do if you had Spiderman's powers? Her answer was "Kill Bush." Apparently the fact that Spiderman doesn't really have any "killing powers" is lost on Dunst.

Does this statement come a little close to threatening the president? I honestly don't know what the grey area is with that, but I sure know enough never to make a "kill the president" joke.


I also think it's funny that many people are lauding Spiderman 2 as a parable for our time and making connections between Parker's dilemma and President Bush's. Irony is so ironic.

Posted by Sarah at July 22, 2004 05:48 PM

So much for super "heroes".

Posted by: Jeremiah at July 22, 2004 07:02 PM

Why not quote the whole paragraph from that article?

Posted by: DonnaA at July 22, 2004 10:03 PM

lovely girl. yet another cowardly celebrity trying to kiss up to the foreigners by bashing Bush. "Please like me... Pleeease like me... see I'm not like those stupid Americans back home, look at me, I'm just like you... I hate Bush too!"

Posted by: annika at July 23, 2004 04:54 AM

The left is completely irrational in their hatred of Bush. It's often said (as if it's a defense) that the right hated Clinton just as much. Nope, I don't recall a single member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (TM) saying "kill Clinton." We're witnessing a total meltdown, which will only get worse if Bush is reelected.

Posted by: Matt at July 23, 2004 05:26 PM

In the interest of being 'fair and balanced' here, I'll comment on this post too and say: yeah, Kirsten Dunst is crazy.

Btw.. Sure, Matt

Posted by: Sander at July 23, 2004 08:48 PM

Also, with Clinton, you didn't have leading members of the opposition party publicly espousing wacko conspiracy theories like you do with Bush. For example, you never heard Bob Dole come out and say that the stories about Clinton having Vince Foster killed were "interesting."

Posted by: annika at July 23, 2004 09:28 PM

What an idiot.

But I thought Spiderman 1 and 2 were quite patriotic.

Posted by: Athena at July 24, 2004 03:14 AM

are you sure?

Posted by: Sander at July 24, 2004 05:21 PM