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Hollywood blamed for shooting rampage

A troubled young man killed six and hurt 13 in a shooting rampage last week. Thursday a critic is saying Hollywood may be to blame.


The suspect Elliot Rodgers was the son of a Hollywood director.


Last week he carried out his plan to kill, causing terror among those at Santa Barbara College.


A critic from the Washington Post believes the attacks were tied to his life as a director's son growing up on the fringes of Hollywood.


"Rodger's rampage may be a function of his own profound distress, but it also shows how a sexist movie monoculture can be toxic for women and men alike," said the Washington Post's Ann Hornaday. "He had created this video on YouTube that seemed to be such a product of the entertainment industry, that he did grow up in literally, and also just as a member of the culture."


Hollywood disagrees. Artists have been tweeting the critic, saying that movies are not to blame for the rampage.

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