It’s not everyday that someone out of Hollywood contradicts the liberal status-quo, or challenges demagoguery with good old-fashioned common sense. But this year there were a few instances where that did happen. Below are five times a celebrity surprised us with their viewpoints:
1. Kurt Russell Shuts Down a Liberal Reporter's Anti-Gun Tirade
Actor Kurt Russell had a bold response to a liberal journalist who was trying to bait him into associating guns with terrorism. Russell responded:
“If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, I think you’re, like, out of your mind. I think anybody [who says that] is. I think it’s absolutely insane.”
After the reporter kept bringing up how terrorists could still get guns easily, Russell unloaded with this common sense point:
“They can also make a bomb pretty easily. So what? They can also get knives and stab you. Whaddaya gonna do about that? They can also get cars and run you over. Whaddaya gonna do about that… Outlaw everything? That isn’t the answer.”
2. Kelsey Grammer Wears Bold Pro-Life Shirt
Frasier actor Kelsey Grammer recently posted a picture of himself wearing a pro-life shirt to his Instagram account. The picture is from the pro-life company, Abort73.com, and stated, “Would it bother us more if we used guns?” The shirt holds not just a pro-life message, but also slams the left’s obsession with blaming guns. That double-whammy earned the actor criticism from the ladies of The View, Oct. 12.
The shirt caused co-host Whoopi Goldberg to throw a fit, saying abortion was a “choice between [a woman] and her God.” She further stated that Grammer was “causing a lot of controversy” by wearing an “anti-abortion shirt.”
She continued, “Should abortion be equated with gun violence?” I'm not sure I understood the quote.”
It is hard for Hollywood to understand when people think for themselves.
3. Carrie Fisher Condemns Anti-Religious Political Correctness
The Church of England recently paid for a quiet ad on prayer to be shown during previews at cinemas in the UK. Church officials hoped that the ad would be shown before the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens film this December. But the ad regulating agency for major British cinemas, Digital Cinema Media, refused to show the religious ad for fear it could cause offense to moviegoers “of different faiths and indeed of no faith.”
When the Daily Mail asked Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher what she thought about this, she blasted the move, saying she had “no idea” why they would ban the ad.
“Offended? No. People should get a life,” Fisher continued. “I don't think it is offensive to have a ‘power of prayer’ advert before Star Wars.”
She compared the ad to Gideon Bibles left in hotel rooms. “I have never seen an advertisement like this, but if the theatre is like a hotel room, then they have every right to put up a power of prayer advert,” she stressed. “It's advertising, so it has to be advertisers that are objecting."
4. David Spade Criticizes Obama the Celebrity in Rant
Comedian David Spade made waves this past week for criticizing President Obama and Michelle Obama for their constant appearances on reality television shows. He told TMZ, “[A] president should have a little more dignity” than to appear on a reality show. “It’s just too much,” he continued.
The comedian elaborated, “Like, he’s on GQ – I’m like, leave that to Bradley Cooper. You don’t need to go – you’re the president,” he laughed. “You’re above all of us, you’re above stars, you’re above everything, right. When he’s trying to get in the mix, like, ‘I want to present at the MTV Awards’ – all right guy, you got it, relax,” Spade snarked.
He also laid into the First Lady’s popularity on entertainment TV:
“[M]ichelle Obama’s on Ellen more than I am. I mean, what First Lady -- it’s just, it’s just a new world. It’s just I’m not used to it. And they’re out -- it just seems a bit thirsty to me, that’s all.”
5. Adele Credits Sarah Palin for Her Shot to Stardom
A pop star thanking a former GOP candidate for her shot at success? Seems unreal, but it’s true.
During a recent interview with BBC One, British singer Adele paid a compliment to former vice-presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin for something that happened a few years before. As Adele explained, the two were scheduled to appear on Saturday Night Live, one week after the other. But because Palin had a scheduling conflict, she ended up appearing a week earlier, the same week Adele was performing.
"Because something came up in the campaign, she came and did the week I was doing it with Josh Brolin. So it was one of the most watched SNLs ever, and then it was two weeks before the Grammy ballot, which is when people decide what songs they want to maybe nominate, so, like, literally the stars aligned for me."
Afterwards, Adele stressed, her "album shot to number one on iTunes, I was nominated for a Grammy, and I won one.”
“I mean, it was a joke. It was a joke,” she added. “All thanks to Sarah Palin."