As he makes the rounds on his Hancock press tour, Jason Bateman has taken time out of plugging the Arrested Development movie to address whether his previous film, the teen pregnancy comedy Juno, was totally responsible for all those Gloucester teenagers who all got pregnant at the same time. Unsurprisingly, he answers in the negative:
“I don’t know the specifics, but I can speak about what sort of responsibility entertainment should hold for social behavior,” Bateman, who starred as one half of adoptive couple the Lorings in Juno, told Access Hollywood.
“Unfortunately, we’ve had these instances where guys kill people because of what they hear in rock ‘n roll lyrics or some garbage like that. Look, if you’re going to blame a movie or song for your actions, whether they be good or bad, I think you’re looking at the wrong things to influence your life.”
Bateman then went on to point a finger at Jamie Lynn Spears, saying, "Her fault!" before fleeing the room in a trail of giggles. Immature? Perhaps, but Jason has a point. How can anyone truly know if the Gloucester girls are emulating Juno until they start exercising right of refusal on all upcoming lesbian wolfwoman dramas?
- Jason Bateman Defends ‘Juno’ In Wake Of Massachusetts Teen Pregnancies [Access Hollywood]