‘The Bold Type’ tried to tackle gun control but missed the mark

‘The Bold Type’ tried to tackle gun control but missed the mark

On The Bold Type season 2 episode 7, “Betsy,” the writers attempted to tackle the debate around guns by creating an unfortunate situation between two of the girls, and the show really missed the mark. The Bold Type is no stranger to addressing the topics everyone else is afraid to talk about. The stories they’ve told on sexuality, breast cancer, sexual assault, and most recently white privilege, have touched many and make The Bold Type nothing short of revolutionary in today’s media. There’s been a lot of unwarranted attacks on social media against The Bold Type recently, so I’d just like to add a disclaimer. In no way is this a hit piece meant to discredit all the important work the writers have done on this show, or to discourage people from watching. The Bold Type is still a remarkable TV show with authentic representation, beautiful stories, and thought-provoking material. This article is nothing more than constructive criticism. First and foremost, the audience was under the impression the episode would be more about gun rights and gun control, but it ended up being more about one isolated story on how a girl (Sutton Brady) joined a shooting club because her mom would rather drink than spend time with her. In fact, gun control was only really mentioned once throughout the entirety of the episode and was quickly pushed aside afterward. Sutton does agree that assault rifles should be banned and that background checks should be stronger, but if you […]

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