Gabriel Hays is a staff writer for MRC Culture
University of Dallas Class of '16. Lives in Clifton, VA
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If you’re a Hollywood lefty hoping for the total annihilation of President Donald Trump, then Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s congressional testimony on Wednesday was your day of vindication — well it was supposed to be anyways.
Guys, before you tuck into your avocado toast and soy latte, get your phone out of your man-bag and click on over to The Hollywood Reporter for a discussion of “toxic masculinity.” Batman V. Superman and Zombieland actor Jesse Eisenburg discussed his new film The Art of Self-Defense with THR, praising the movie’s message as being a critique of said “toxic masculinity.”
British comedian Ricky Gervais has been called “transphobic” over defending women refusing to wax transwomen in Canada because they are uncomfortable dealing with their clients’ very male genitalia. Gervais defended the spa workers saying that it’s “real feminism” for women to choose who to wax or not, but internet users aren’t having it.
Here’s a positive one for you. Wildly popular Youtube personality and Twitch video game streamer “Ninja” is telling his fans about his mother’s choice to give birth rather than aborting him at the behest of doctors. Ninja told Live Action about his pro-life story and how grateful he is for his mother choosing life.
You know, there are plenty of Econ 101 students who could tell you that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a bad thing for the U.S. economy. Plenty of waiters and busboys, too. So the counter argument must get away from the facts of the issue and offer something a little more emotionally-charged, like “the racist history of tipping,” in order to push for higher wages in the service industry.
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing should be a celebration that has no trouble getting off the ground -- it’s widely recognized as one of America’s greatest achievements. However, Houston, we have a problem. There is no milestone or achievement we can commemorate in these woke days that doesn’t provoke a scolding “yes, but,” statement from the unhappy left.
Chris Pratt has gotten himself into some hot water in the last couple of days for wearing the classic Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag T-shirt. It’s racist, don’t ya know, having been adopted by Idaho Hitler Youth groups and Waffen SS sewing circles. But then again, some portion of Americans are dumb enough to let Colin “Pig Socks” Kaepernick tell them the Betsy Ross flag symbolizes slavery. Why not go down this rabbit hole too?
The 2019 Emmy nominations have been unveiled and (not so) surprisingly there are lots of lefty Hollywood specimens up for the illustrious TV awards. While many of you might be actually excited to see these people awarded for talent, we’re here to focus on which liberal heartthrobs get their rear-ends kissed by the industry the most.
Hear that siren? That’s the sound of Washington Post’s morality police pulling up to shame bachelors for holding their potential spouses to any standard whatsoever. The outlet wrote a praising piece of the latest episode of The Bachelorette in which Hannah Brown rebuked suitor Luke for being dissapointed that she was having sex with some of the other contestants. What a sicko, eh?
Singer/songwriter Janelle Monae is furious with pretty much everyone in Washington over “xenophobic” Trump’s recent “racist” tweets to Democratic congresswomen.
While you were enjoying your weekend, the identity politics wars were heating up. If you’re waking up on Monday with your head spinning, it’s probably because you’re seeing headlines about a new African American 007, Scarlett Johansson taking a modest stand against PC culture and then being forced to walk it back (while bashing white males, of course) and about the outrage mob smearing Rihanna for looking a little too ethnic in a Chinese edition of Harper’s Bazaar.
Actor John Lithgow has been a busy bee lately, not only focusing on his decorated Hollywood career but also writing a book of political poetry about Donald Trump’s “corrupt” administration. In a video posted by The New Yorker’s Twitter account, Lithgow read an excerpt from his poetry on Trump’s relationship now-resigned Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, a man Lithgow believes covered for sex trafficker, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
Well, it was bound to happen. One of the woke writers at The Washington Post found something political to nitpick about Disney’s remake of The Lion King. Rather than let everyone enjoy one of childhood’s great classics, Dan Hassler-Forest tried to burst the bubble, pointing out how it’s a “fascistic story” that “incorporates the white supremacist’s worldview.”
Miley Cyrus is in a state of rage. The sex-obsessed, eco-frenzied feminist pop star sat down with fashion magazine Elle to bash the patriarchy and the fossil-fuel devouring fools from previous generations who have handed millenials a “piece of shit planet.”
U.S Women’s Soccer Team Captain Megan Rapinoe slammed President Donald Trump on CNN Tuesday evening, blasting his “Make America Great Again” slogan as a message that’s “excluding people.” The recent Women’s World Cup winner, whose left-wing activism has quickly become as notable as her soccer playing, continued her spat with the president on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.
If you repeat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ assessment of migrant detention centers as “concentration camps,” you’re either lying or woefully misguided. Either way, you can consider the case closed if you get George Takei to agree with Ocasio-Cortez. That’s what the lefty writers of style mag GQ have done, offering the former Star Trek actor’s time as a young child in FDR’s Japanese Internment Camps as the last word on the border crisis and quashing any constructive talk about immigration.
Hot off the heels of the U.S. women’s World Cup victory, hollywood and the media jumped at the pseudo-issue that is a pay disparity between women and men players, parroting the line that the gals are being shafted in their salaries. If only these folks were interested in the simple economic facts of the matter, like the glaring one that a men’s world cup tournament drags in “40x as much revenue” as the female tournament.
Proving that there’s not much point in being a lefty if there aren’t any nice conservatives to annoy, the woke bloggers of BET tried to manufacture a story saying there’s a trend of online right-wingers angry over Disney’s casting of a black woman as the new “Little Mermaid.” It would be an interesting narrative IF that was happening, however BET’s target “racists” consist of nothing more than a couple of fringe idiots without much social media influence.
Coming off a high-earning debut the first week of July, the newest Marvel blockbuster, Spiderman: Far From Home, shows that the Spidey franchise still has plenty of gas left in it. However, should the public’s affinity for the wallcrawler start to cool, series star Tom Holland broached some ideas that may inject new life. If you guessed a sexual and racial reorientation, then kudos. You’ve been paying attention.
Pop sweetheart Miley Cyrus’ new video for her song “Mother’s Daughter” is intended to be a new age anthem of female expression and freedom. Is it any wonder that it comes off as completely unnerving and a little hellish? Ms. Cyrus’ ode to feminism and inclusivity is a bad acid trip of strange sexuality, including blood red latex, teeth-lined female codpieces, wheelchair bound trans women, aggressive gyrating, and quotes such as “Virginity is a social construct.”