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Santa Barbara Shooter Identified as the Son of Hunger Games' Second Unit Director

Santa Barbara Shooter Identified as the Son of Hunger Games' Second Unit Director

Elliot Rodger has been identified as the shooter, who went on a killing rampage, near University of California, Santa Barbara on Friday (May 23) in Calif.

The man was the son of Peter Rodger, a second unit director on the 2012 blockbuster Hunger Games.

“They want to send the deepest condolences to all the victims’ families involved at this time,” Peter‘s attorney Alan Schifman shared to ABC.

Elliot killed six people before committing suicide with the use of a gun. A few hours before the shooting, Elliot posted his last Youtube video, where he talked about how unfair he felt life was.

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56 Responses to “Santa Barbara Shooter Identified as the Son of Hunger Games' Second Unit Director”

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  1. 1
    w Says:

    why are you posting a video of a Killer?

  2. 2
    hmmm Says:

    and why is it necessary to say to link him to the Hunger Games ..I’m sure his dad worked for other films? As if that even mattered.

  3. 3
    Shame Says:

    Don’t glorify this monster. Take down the video out of respect for the families of the victims.

  4. 4
    Not Says:

    Please remove just jared… no one wants to hear this….

  5. 5
    scallywag Says:

    New evidence tells that Elliot Rodger was part of a group that subscribed to the hating of women, who blamed women for their misfortune and woes. Could this be the instigating moment which led to the shoot out? He also posted other disturbing videos where he wondered out aloud why women hated him?

    http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2014/05/elliot-rodger-hated-women-belonged-anti-pickup-artist-movement/

  6. 6
    anon Says:

    THIS is why messed up kids with a need for attention go on shooting sprees. It gets them front and center on a ‘celebrity’ blog. What the hell are you thinking, Jared & co? Idiocy. This has no place here, no matter what obscure movie connection he has. 7 people are dead. Ugh

  7. 7
    Potter Says:

    Speaking as a guy who’s gone from nerd to jock. Women can be shallow.

    When I was a nerd most chicks didn’t go for me. And, I wasn’t a glasses dorky nerd. Just a normal guy. Then when I started to put on muscle more and more women wanted to go out with me. I’m now around Hugh Jackman phy and all women want me from the intellegent to the shy to the athletic to etc. I’m not justifying this man’s evil actions but he would not have flipped out if just one out of the several women that have come accross him in his lifetime had not been shallow.

    This is indeed tragic, for this young man and all the innocent people that got killed.

  8. 8
    scarlett Says:

    Just remove the video and even better the post. Don’t project this onto his family. It’s a tragedy for everyone involved and doesnt belong on a celebrity gossip site at all.

  9. 9
    dan Says:

    Is this another MK ultra agent? His father is part of the satanic Hollywood movie scene. Who was grooming this kid for this activity? Time will tell when the fake media brings forth new policies or Militant University procedures.

  10. 10
    some men are overgrown babies Says:

    @Potter: Disgusting nonsense! hearing about women being shalow and only going for the hot guys, coming from a guy, now that is rich! guys only go for the hotter girls too, more so than girls even, that’s life. Anyway frustration doesn’t give anyone the right to take it one others so don’t event try and justify or explain his actions. Keep your offensive BS to yourself.

  11. 11
    True Says:

    @Potter: Why doe men feel to ENTITLED to women’s bodies?

    There are plenty of plain Jane/nerdy girls out there who can’t find a boyfriend, but are ignored, because they don’t look like VS models. You don’t see them going about shooting up fraternities and males because of this.

    Maybe he should’ve hired prostitutes or something. Maybe become an actor/famous director, seeing that he has ties to Hollywood–that would’ve helped him score gold diggers.

  12. 12
    anon Says:

    stfu, Potter, don’t act like there’s any sense or reason to what this guy has said and done. Women don’t owe men sex. Shallow girls don’t owe you sex, smart girls don’t owe you sex. Nobody cares how ripped you are, it doesn’t appeal to *all* women (lie to yourself all you want) and being denied sex is no acceptable excuse to kill anybody. It shouldn’t even be being discussed.

  13. 13
    Please Says:

    @Potter: I think you’re talking about girls, not women, because you sound like a boy. It works in reverse, too, by the way. Guys (especially in southern cal, I’ve found) can be very shallow, too. No difference. Do you see them going after the shy, skinny, wallflower girls?? Idiot.

  14. 14
    Rose Says:

    @ Potter. What happened to you is that you became confident in yourself and that’s attractive. If you feel good you smile more and look to the eyes to girls. Not saying a good physique doesn’t help, but it is mostly about confidence. Men and women are attracted through our eyes but true connection is always about self steem and conection. It works both ways

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    ZSTR Says:

    The big problem of USA: The Guns, What’s the problem with that? a lot of countries don’t sell guns to all the people and we live much better, the police protect us it’s his work, and it’s not normal have a gun at home

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    OhCanada Says:

    @Potter:

    ‘Getting muscles’ like Hugh Jackman clearly has not solved your problem, creep. You have a hate-on for women, period! Get help. NOW.

    Also, the women who ‘rejected’ him did so out of g-d given instincts. (read the Gift of Fear). Since we are the ‘weaker’ sex physically, we have instincts that alert us about men who might murder us in our sleep.

    Any woman who dared dated that creep would have been stalked for life until he killed her. Also, he and yourself have externalized your problems. Look inside. Deep inside. The rejection by women is only symptomatic of the real problem inside of you.

    D-OUCH-E.

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    OhCanada Says:

    Also, that murdering twerp was not straight by ANY stretch of the imagination. Women picked up on that as well and went after straight men.

    He clearly also didn’t resolve and or accepted that he was gay. I BET money he was FAR more angry that the ‘blond *****’ had vaginas and were getting the men HE WANTED!

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    Angie Says:

    @Potter: Any person can be shallow, male OR female. I’ve met plenty of BOTH.

    There’s too many rejected, angry people who direct all blame to their crushes WITHOUT considering other factors like their own personality. I guess they don’t have the guts to admit they have more than one reason for people to reject them.

    Yes I’m physically attracted to men who are handsome but their personality is more important.; I want us to respect each other.

    If I was only into handsome guys, it’s like saying “I only want to dine at restaurants that is pretty on the outside, I don’t care if the food will give me food poisoning.”

  19. 19
    psychmama Says:

    This should be taken down, JJ. As a behavioral scientist, focusing on Clinical Psychopathology, this kid is/was clearly mentally ill. I’m sorry that he didn’t get the help he needed to fight his demons, but this isn’t a positive thing for the victims or their loved ones to see. It’s a very sad portrait of a very disturbed young man. Your showing of this, and naming his father, but not his mother (Why? Was she not famous enough? No “Hunger Games” to her credit, so no mention?) is also irresponsible. To glamourize this troubled young man because of who his father is doesn’t help matters. His parents will spend the rest of their lives wondering what they could have done differently to help their troubled son. Why not an article on the victims and their loved ones? That would be proper, but I’m sure not as eye catching as “Son of Hunger Games AD”. TAKE. IT. DOWN.

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    angie Says:

    @Potter:

    Could it be that those women who rejected him saw or felt that he was somehow off? Not all women are shallow nor are all women attracted to good looking men. Women can be very intuitive when they want to be. Just a thought.

  21. 21
    JDK Says:

    “Watch the video below!” – as someone who has been deeply affected by the tragedy, Jared – you are a sad sack of life.

  22. 22
    Jen Says:

    I’m never visiting this site again after all the Kimye posts AND this insensitive, glorifying post. This site is for suckers.

  23. 23
    Bo Says:

    Is THE EXCLAMATION POINT REALLY NECESSARY AT END OF “WATCH THE VIDEO”
    U MAKE ME SICK

  24. 24
    sasha Says:

    I’m with Jen..this site is full of CRAP. Glorifying a murderer on a celebrity blog site HA what a joke…If we want the new we will go to the NEWS not a celeb site. Hope many people boycott this pitiful website NOW. There are many better things to do than keeping up with celebrities lives..go out and live YOURS. I’m done, and I hope you are too!

  25. 25
    rita Says:

    never coming back to this site again after this post. how insensitive to the families who have lost loved ones. you’re treating this tragedy like it’s entertainment. wish he would have shot you, Jared.

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