This is obviously incredible.
(via Paul Scheer)
Nothing hits home about the dangerous realities of child abuse like a reference to a heavy-handed Paul Verhoeven sci-fi action parable about fascism from 12 years ago. It is really generous of Casper Van Dien to turn down all those Starship Troopers endorsement deals and just focus on making a difference.
Look, obviously we all hate child predators, and it’s great that Casper Van Dien is trying to use his celebrity for good, but can’t we hate child predators and respect Casper Van Dien’s intentions AND find this hilarious and ridiculous? Still not sure? What if I told you that Casper Van Dien actually made TWO Starship Troopers-themed anti-child abuse PSAs and that the second one, which involves his disembodied head floating in CGI clouds, was after the jump?
I’m not sure how effective a PSA is that makes me laugh so hard in spite of the statistic that four children die every day from child abuse. That being said, I definitely don’t hate child abuse less, so I guess it’s a draw.