So you say that because people made a movie about it makes all of society think their celebrities and shit? Since when was a movie produced by the entire society? Ofc people still have to see the movie in order for it to be a succes, but thats more the curiousity of people rather them thinking of mass killers as a celebrity.
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The question has already been answered correctly, though. It was the time these people came from. There was a lot of resentment to "the man" during the time period that these outlaws did their work in because of the Civil War(even the north resented it. Popular opinion at the time was to just let the Confederacy have their country and stop sending hundreds of thousands of young northerns to their death for a cause they didn't even believe in anyway) in Jesse James' case and the Great Depression and Prohibition in Bonnie and Clyde's case so at the time they were seen as urban heroes sticking it to the Government. It's all a load of bullshit, though, and they were just cowards and murderers.
Not that the Government was any better, in Jesse James' case. A lot of the sympathy for him - at the time - stemmed from the incident where the Pinkertons(contracted by the US Government) straight up murdered his younger brother(who wasn't a member of the gang and had no criminal history) and blew off his mother's arm when they threw grenades(or what passed for them in 1874, anyway) into their house(they didn't even believe that Jesse James was there, they just wanted to show him that they were serious).
It doesn't and stop making posts which make assumptions in the question, I'm sick of it.
They were bank robbers, not school shooters. Plus they refused to rob poor people and actually clothed and fed several hundred poor farmers, a la Robin Hood stories
Originally Posted by kasath
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Law enforcement was very corrupt back then as well. Anyone that took a shot at "the man" was looked up to.