Hollywood actress Jessica Chastain insisted on Tuesday that it takes months to obtain an X-ray in America, compared to minutes to purchase an AR-15.
Chastain is known for her roles in Zero Dark Thirty, Interstellar, and The Martian. In a tweet on Tuesday, she included the handle for her less popular pro-gun control movie Miss Sloane, which in December 2016 had one of the worst opening weekends of all-time.
Welcome to America, where you'll wait 6 months for an X-ray but hey, you can buy an AR-15 in 5 minutes flat.
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) October 4, 2017
Chastain was mocked by others, who noted that she clearly did not know how long it took to obtain an X-ray or a gun.
— Johnny (Joey) Jones (@Johnny_Joey) October 4, 2017
Except for all of this being untrue, great quote. https://t.co/6hPv09wH4x
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— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 4, 2017
Where in America do you have to wait that long for an x-ray? This isn’t the UK. https://t.co/N8Ubj6XkkV
— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) October 4, 2017
I got an x-ray for a sports injury just last week at my local urgent care. Took minutes. Waited way longer for my AR. https://t.co/6ER6fLNUPL
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 4, 2017
Sent a patient off for an x-ray this morning. Got the wet read before lunch. https://t.co/jQaWrcIgAA
— Arie Friedman, MD (@ArieFriedman) October 4, 2017
Wow that's dumb https://t.co/HBPSf7H03o
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) October 4, 2017
RT if you've never waited 6 months for an x-ray and are against celebrities using tragedies to advertise their movies. https://t.co/QxIn1fGYm0
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 4, 2017