Gabriel Hays is a staff writer for MRC Culture
University of Dallas Class of '16. Lives in Clifton, VA
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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.”
Singer Miley Cyrus made her own contribution to progressive climate change hysteria at a concert over the weekend. During an impassioned midshow speech Cyrus screeched that earth’s time is almost up because of what humans are doing to the planet. She demanded that her fans realize “There is no planet B, so don’t fuck it up.”
Disney CEO Bob Iger has weighed in on Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill,” threatening to pull the company’s film productions from the state if Governor Kemp’s Bill goes into law. It just goes to show that no matter how many theme parks Disney creates or beloved childhood franchises it churns out, its true calling is maximizing stock price, innocent babies be damned. Oh, the irony!
For rabid left wingers and their irresponsible allies in the media, Robert Mueller’s press conference on May 29 doesn’t dispel the allegations of Trump Russian collusion, rather it reinforces it. That’s the beauty of it. By not giving any substantiated remarks on the president’s actions — well besides saying that he’s not saying anything — Mueller has given the left, especially Hollywood, a straw to grasp.
CNN recently aired its first-ever stand-up special and some journalists are scratching their heads as to why, worried that the network’s increasingly lefty reputation will reach even more epic proportions with some political humor aimed at angry conservatives. The Poynter Institute was wary of its lefty ally’s comedic dabblings, though interestingly, Red State Blue State with Colin Quinn was an equal opportunity lampoon of both conservatives and liberals and not some risky libel about Trump supporters.
Acting chops aside, Anne Hathaway has always looked like the type of person whose superpowers include the ability to give one heck of a condescending lecture. As it turns out, the white woman is chiding other “white women” for fighting for the lives of unborn children of any color. On social media, the Ocean's 8 actress slammed the “complicity of white women” in producing the recent pro-life Alabama legislation signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey.
Maybe GLAAD, Hollywood’s gay lobby, can find some satisfaction in the fact that through all their grandstanding, more gay representation has found its way into the film industry. Turns out, 2018 was one of the best years in the history of gya representation in movies, but as we all have come to expect, GLAAD’s never one to shut up. Yes, there was ample gay visibility, but what about transgender visibility?
French rapper Nick Conrad’s new song is the textbook definition of hatred and discrimination against a country and its people. The most outrageous thing about it is not in the lyrics, which include disgusting lines about “burning” and “fucking” France, but the fact that such hateful and explicit trash has been deemed worthy of staying on Facebook and Instagram while internet personalities like Laura Loomer and Paul Joseph Watson have been removed for “far less violent content.”
Taking a play out of Kathy Griffin’s playbook, the latest Cannes Film Festival entry is all about insane feminism; feminism for whom true power lies only in decapitating President Donald Trump and holding his bloody head aloft. Geez, we get it. They hate Trump. But even the Hollyweirdos need to admit that this trope is a little tired.
According to its producers, pro-life film Unplanned has been effectively “banned” in Canada due to several prominent Canadian distributors’ refusal to pick up the film because of its pro-life content. Both Landmark and Cineplex, “two of the largest distributors in Canada,” have refused to run Unplanned in Canadian theaters. Writer and producer for the film, Chuck Konzelman expressed his belief that it was due to the film’s pro-life content and not due to a “lack of consumer demand.”
If there’s one night to skip out on going to the movies, mark your calendar for July 31. That’s the night Kathy Griffin is unleashing her first ever movie theater experience complete with Q&A and an entire weekend’s worth of melodramatic material from her Trump Derangement Syndrome-inspired novella, “I, Victim.”
Good news for the underdwellers in our apocalyptic capitalist reality; the socialist revolution will be televised! The new streaming platform Means TV aims to launch soon, providing anti-capitalist propaganda to true believers in the trenches, looking to inspire hope as they toil in this free-market hellscape. Should we point out the irony that these worker party broadcasts will sit behind a subscription paywall?
Trans people are angry, and this time it’s not with biology. Popular millenial social media app Snapchat has found itself in a bit of hot water over its recent photo filter updates that allow users to change their gender appearance in a frame for giggles. However some earnest trans individuals don’t find it funny at all.
When lefties get upset, accusation of, or allusions to, racism can start flying. The left is very upset about states passing laws restricting abortion. On cue, Daily Beast writer Barrett Holmes Pitner composed a piece claiming that Alabama’s recent pro-life legislation is borrowed from old pro-slavery America and Jim Crow. The point, ladies, is that the South’s gonna do it again, and this time they’re gonna put “‘y’all back” in chains (hat tip Joe Biden).
For the media, particularly its rabid feminist cohort, Alabama’s near-total abortion ban on May 15 is a major step towards the death of democracy. In the eyes of rabid New York Times Feminist columnists like Jill Filipovic, forcing a woman to complete their pregnancy is an painful imposition, one that should require equal payment on the part of men: that is, having “a half inch cut off from your penis with every [pregnancy.]”