#StopNRAmazon demands Amazon drop NRA TV

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Celebrities including Alyssa Milano, Misha Collins, and Justine Bateman—as well as other gun control advocates—began using the hashtag #StopNRAmazon on Thursday to demand that Amazon drop the National Rifle Association’s TV service from its platform.

The NRA’s TV service offers both live segments and pre-recorded shows on Amazon around the clock and boasts that it’s “America’s most patriotic team on a mission to take back the truth.” On Friday morning, the website was promoting a segment called, “The Media Love Mass Shootings” as well as coverage from the Conservative Political Action Conference—including a quote that gun rights advocate Wayne Pierre said at the convention.

“Opportunists are exploiting tragedy for political gain,” Pierre’s quote on the site says. “Schools must be the most hardened targets in the country. Evil must be confronted immediately with all force.”

It’s coverage like this, which feels more like propaganda than the “truth” the TV service promises to uncover, that has inspired celebrities to take a stand against NRA TV.

With @Amazon’s NRAtv propaganda programming, it’s more convenient than ever to get brainwashed by gun lobbyists— right from the comfort of your own home,” Supernatural’s Misha Collins tweeted.

The hashtag is one of the latest trending discussions about gun control and the NRA’s influence on the government and American culture in the wake of the shooting in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14.

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle

Tess Cagle is a reporter who focuses on politics, lifestyle, and streaming entertainment. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Texas Monthly, the Austin American-Statesman, Damn Joan, and Community Impact Newspaper. She’s also a portrait, events, and live music photographer in Central Texas.