Following President Obama’s unveiling of his proposals for tougher gun laws yesterday, the president appeared at a second news conference today to address the nation on his plans to enforce background checks on filmmakers, after the release of Marlon Wayans’ latest movie, “A Haunted House.”
According to Obama, “A Haunted House,” which got a rotten rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes, could have been prevented with a simple background check that would have discovered Wayans was already responsible for writing, producing, and starring in the horrendous comedies “White Chicks,” and “Little Man.”
“How many unfunny Marlon Wayans movies does this nation have to endure until Congress does something?” President Obama asked the nation during his news conference. “I’m all for people’s right to see movies, but there is no need for anyone in America to have to see a Marlon Wayans’ film.”
President Obama claimed he had more laughs watching “Amour” than he did during “A Haunted House,” which was screened for him at the White House Wednesday night. President Obama was appalled to discover “A Haunted House,” was actually a hit, making $18 million its opening weekend, which made him realize how important it was to get new filmmaking legislation passed immediately.
Critics of the President’s plan for background checks on filmmakers say it violates the First Amendment, which guarantees Freedom of Speech, including movies, no matter how humorless and poorly made they are.
“The Founding Fathers never could have imagined the Wayans Brothers’ film career when they wrote the First Amendment,” President Obama told Hollywood & Swine. “America has a problem when It’s easier to get a bad comedy greenlit than to purchase an assault rifle.”