Michael Moore says he won't do TV shows and urges Twitter followers to watch a pirated version of his gun violence documentary "Bowling for Columbine"
Michael Moore, a staunch supporter of stricter gun controls, said Sunday that his 2002 documentary “Bowling for Columbine” will speak for him on Friday's shootings in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and 7 adults dead.
“I said what I had to say about guns 10 yrs ago,” he wrote in one of a series of messages on Twitter. “Nothing's changed.” He included a link to his web site and urged readers to watch a pirated version free there.
When one reader noted that “Bowling for Columbine” was available on Netflix, Moore replied “Don't want studio or me 2 make any $ on this. Pls watch 4 free.” Here's a link to the video.
Moore's 2002 documentary explored gun violence in America and came the wake of the shootings at Columbine High School near Denver, Colo., in which two seniors from the school murdered 12 students and an adult. Distributed by Alliance Atlantis, the movie went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
In a series of messages on Twitter Sunday morning, Moore said that it is “time for action. The debate & discussion are over. Just as no one should debate whether "rape is legitimate," this gun debate is effing over.”
Moore also responded to messages wondering why he wasn’t appearing on talk shows to make the case for gun controls. He said that he had turned down all requests, and linked to his site again, where there was a video of an interview with Piers Morgan .
"I am not going to come on another damn TV show, either, after the next one of these shootings,” he says in the clip.