Gabriel Hays is a staff writer for MRC Culture
University of Dallas Class of '16. Lives in Clifton, VA
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Remember when the old “Christmas” song “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” experienced its own #Metoo reckoning for being what many feminists considered a giant innuendo for sexual assault? Yeah, the world was saved that day. Though for those people who would still like to enjoy that number without upsetting the PC applecart, John Legend has recorded a new feminist version of the song, that yes, emphasizes consent and gives a nod to “reproductive rights.”
Musician John Legend and his model wife, Chrissey Teigen, claim they don’t like Donald Trump. No surprise there. So how come they’re lending their images and words to a Vanity Fair cover story that’s really about Trump? POTUS, as the saying goes, lives rent-free in a lot of liberal heads, but somehow he got this A-list entertainment couple and a big, glossy magazine to do a spread and feature article that is almost entirely a reaction to him. Well done, Mr. President.
Dan Gainor, MRC’s Vice President of Business, TechWatch and Culture, appeared on Fox Business Network's Trish Regan Primetime to discuss the how the media’s bias against Donald Trump is so insane that they will treat terrorists better than the President of the United States.
One would think that Hip Hop/rap artists would be at the forefront of free expression these days. After all, even in a PC world, many of these guys get a pass to say whatever they want, and people respect it. One rapper named YG, however, made a mockery of free expression and “fighting the power” by bowing to the lefty status quo this past Saturday. The rapper publicly berated a young fan for refusing to sing the lyrics to his song “Fuck Donald Trump.”
Sunday night’s World Series game between the Washington Nationals and The Houston Astros was another loss for the DC team, but a great victory for the solidarity between DC swamp creatures and Hollywood lefties. As President Donald Trump’s attendance was announced at Nats Park, the home audience responded with cascading jeers & boos and their friends in entertainment media salivated as if that was the only result they were looking for out of the whole evening.
The China/NBA debacle rolls on, this time involving a verbal spat between Vice President Mike Pence and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley. The “Round Mound of Rebound” is touchy over criticism that his former league won’t risk money to call out the human rights abuses of the Chinese communist government, becoming instead the “Round Mound of ‘Shut the Hell Up.’”
Bette Midler is a loud-mouth lefty and cringeworthy showtunes maven. She also approves of violence (directed against people who disagree with her), like the the 2018 assault of Senator Rand Paul (R-KY).
Following in the footsteps of cowardly NBA hypocrites who blast Trump/conservatives but never China with its large number of human rights abuses, Disney CEO Bob Iger has decided to keep his mouth shut about the communist state because not doing so would pose a threat to his Mickey Mouse cash.
Kudos to the Huffington Post for trying to find some common ground between the LGBTQ community and Christians. And by finding common ground, we mean adopting a scorched earth/take-no-prisoners tactic in its war against those with different points of view.
Certain horrified Canadian female spa workers can rest easy today, after beating a court case that almost forced them to pay for refusing to wax the nether regions of a trans woman on account of the fact that “she” had very male genitals. Jessica Yaniv, the infamous transgender plaintiff who sued female spa workers for “discrimination” for refusing to wax her male genitals, lost her civil rights court case this week.
Quentin Tarantino is having a bad week. It remains to be seen if his week is as bad as Lebron James’s was last week, but the cause is the same: the bullying communist Chinese government. Chinese censors have blocked Tarantino’s latest film from premiering in their country. Rumor has it that China film regulators did not take kindly to the director’s cartoonish depiction of martial artist Bruce Lee and are demanding that the film be recut or not be shown at all.
It seems nothing brings out the mean girl in Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak like encountering women with different political views. The snotty liberal ventured from the warm bubble of the Post newsroom to do some anthropology among the “Women for Trump” who rallied October 17 in Washington D.C.
We know that many Hollywood liberals are sore losers who trip over themselves to insult their conservative enemies. It’s become the norm. Though there are still a few cheap shots that just go way too far. Actor Tom Arnold’s disgusting tweet warning Trump of a JFK-style assassination is one of those cringe-inducing blunders, even for an insane lefty.
Style mag GQ is trying to usher in the next wave of gender queer apparel and cosmetic choices, giving readers a full spread about how masculinity isn’t that important and the concept of a man is pretty much just a fugazi anyway. It’s just that … you’re a men’s magazine, guys.
If you want to go online for earnest celebrations and posts of gratitude for the life of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MI), go anywhere other than celebrity Twitter. After Cummings’ untimely death, many of Hollywood’s usual suspects made a lot of noise because, of course, it was a way to slam President Trump.
With all the lamentations of Trump’s divisiveness, one would think that last night’s closing debate question about “civility” and candidates’ friends from across the aisle would be a nice change of pace, or at worst a hokey diversion. Well not for the Hollywood left. Any show of bipartisan civility stands in the way of the leftist agenda and should be cast aside.
In what many have seen as one of his more provocative moves to date, the larger-than-life rapper, producer, and clothing designer Kanye West has decided to take his new Christian-themed concerts to historically black Howard University, prompting more of the “Kanye, what are you doing?” responses from his former lefty colleagues who can’t stand that he’s an owner of a “Make America Great Again” hat.
The recent Chinese/NBA debacle is a time of reckoning for folks who take athlete activism seriously. In the past, superstar Golden State Warrior captain Stephen Curry has been quite vocal about status quo lefty politics and his hatred for Donald Trump, but like his coward coach, Steve Kerr, the outspoken can’t star seem to find an answer when asked about actual oppression from the NBA’s business partner, the communist Chinese government.
Since her U.N. hysterics, climate change chicken little Greta Thunberg has become a pop culture icon, though her latest public incarnation might be more weird than anything else. Little Miss Greta’s become so ingrained in youth culture that not only is she one of its thought leaders, she has also become a featured artist at the world’s climate conscious discoteque scene.
Planned Parenthood is plotting its revenge against the pro-life Trump administration with some fat political donations. The abortion mill, which insists that Americans not see it as a political entity but a necessity for women’s health, has pledged millions of dollars to defeating Donald Trump in 2020.