Gabriel Hays is a staff writer for MRC Culture
University of Dallas Class of '16. Lives in Clifton, VA
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One would have presumed that woke, anti-Trump NBA coach Steve Kerr would be making a stand against all things authoritarian. After all, he’s one of the bigger virtue-signallers in the sports world. Yet when faced with the actual fascism of China policing the speech of his American colleagues, the Golden State Warriors coach has nothing at all to say. Maybe it’s just a lefty’s residual soft spot for communists, or maybe some big money is at stake.
It seems traditional American, pro-democratic values may be less important to the NBA than its Chinese revenue. Distancing itself from Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey over his support for Hong Kong in its battle against the authoritarian Chinese state was apparently the league’s latest smart money move.
Filmmaker Michael Moore discovered some lefty political inspiration over the weekend after a viewing of new DC comic book film Joker. The Fahrenheit 11/9 director likened the flick to a sort of anti-Trump manifesto, where the “dispossesed decide to fight back” against evil societal forces which mirror our country’s own “Joker Jr.” president, and gun violence.
Singer and former Disney Channel star Demi Lovato has been the subject of social media backlash lately because her personal and “spiritual” trip to Israel in recent days is not PC enough for woketivists. People gave the pop star so much garbage over photos of her baptism in the Jordan River that she was compelled to apologize.
The Legend family sure loves their war of words with President Donald Trump. Sure, musician John Legend and his model wife Christine Teigen will tell you otherwise and say that the president is the instigator, but here they are, adding more fuel to a petty dumpster fire that we all thought ended weeks ago.
The only surprising thing about Disney putting an alien gay couple in a Star Wars series is that it took this long. Now LGBTQers can finally dry their eyes because the galaxy far far away is incorporating otherworldly sexualities into the mix.
With a Hollywood career exclusively marked by directing raunchy comedies, it is a bit strange to consider that director Todd Phillips is about to make his biggest mark with a bloody, rated-R crime drama. It’s quite the genre change, one that Phillips attributes to being tired of “woke culture.”
On Thursday, The Washington Post rushed to publish the infuriating story of a young African American girl savagely bullied by white boys at a Northern Virginia private Christian school. Although more details emerged on Monday that the account was made up by the child, many in the media had spent days leaping to bash the Christian school, and by extension, Second Lady Karen Pence, who teaches there, and who has already faced backlash over the institution’s “anti-gay” support for traditional marriage.
Mark Hamill, the actor behind legendary childhood sci-fi hero Luke Skywalker, adopted the role of playground bully on Twitter this weekend, making fun of Ivanka Trump, her husband, and their child for the world to see. The man famous for his depiction of resistance to anger and hatred, couldn’t even look at an innocent photo without turning to the dark side. Shame on him.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been doing a lot of IMPORTANT work in past week. You know, postponing a bipartisan gun control compromise, risking the credibility of her entire party over a shaky at best impeachment initiative, and hanging with super flamboyant queer TV star Jonathan Van Ness while the Republic is in turmoil.
In the alternate universe where a not-really-controversial call between two world leaders generates impeachment hysteria for a major political party, lefties are beside themselves in excitement over a congressional whistleblower hearing where “uncorroborated” “hearsay” against Donald Trump somehow amounts to the president’s political doom.
Todd Phillips, director of the upcoming Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix, is pushing back against critics and protestors who claim that his R-rated comic book adaptation may inspire violence. Both he and Warner Brothers Studios insist that neither the fictional character, “nor the film, is an endorsement of real-world violence of any kind,” with the director calling out the critics as being part of the “far left” outrage culture.
If you’re a dad who’s concerned that his son might orbit too close to the girls’ toy aisle, “Barbie” creators, Mattel have a solution that might make your shame less acute. Or break your heart. The world-famous toy company have announced a line of gender-neutral dolls.
It’s no secret that Hollywood relishes including abortion in its television programs or movies. Not only is it a great way to promote a staple left agenda item, it’s a satisfying dig at those pro-lifers. Though what might not be so apparent is that this isn’t just a lefty producer’s personal politics bleeding through onto the script but actual Planned Parenthood propaganda encouraged via the abortion mill’s own consultants planted in the industry.
It’s Impeachment Day! Finally! And don’t let anyone dissuade you, this time it’s going to stick. The liberals in Hollywood are so excited, so ecstatic over the news that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is launching an “Impeachment inquiry” over rumors of Donald Trump’s inappropriate phone call with the leader of Ukraine, that they are making sweeping claims that the president’s goose is cooked.
It’s climate change hysteria week and all the best in melodramatic, manipulative, and grotesque activism has been put on display for Mother Earth. Most notably,16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg’s dramatic meltdown at the U.N. went over about as smoothly as Harrison Ford landing a Cessna.
If you’re not skipping school for the sake of the climate, you're probably not a conscientous citizen, well at least not in the eyes of the progressives in Hollywood. Celebs were overjoyed at the sight of millions of young people around the world taking to the streets at the word of 15-year-old pied piper Greta Thunberg and her climate change hysteria. People like Ellen DeGeneres and Michael Moore tweeted their support for the next generation who seem hell bent on the elites taking even more freedom away from them.
Ever since Taylor Swift decided to join the left’s propaganda machine, the pop star has been one of the hottest tickets for interviews. In the last couple of months, her album’s debut and her explicit denunciations of President Donald Trump and “straight white men” have her fans salivating. This week she gave her most politically uninhibited interview yet, claiming that America under this president has “racist, horrific overtones,” a far cry from how “respected” and “dignified” we were under Obama.
Shane Gillis’ immediate firing from Saturday Night Live over one year-old insensitive Chinese jokes has generated serious discussion about how our society should deal with being offended by entertainers and other members of the media. Granted there’s a whole swarm people putting out credible arguments about how Shane was offensive, but fellow comedians see his decisive termination as a symptom of something worse: a culture that seeks to destroy what it disagrees with, which signals trouble for comedy, and ultimately free speech at large.
Apparently we don’t get enough progressive propaganda from mainstream streaming platforms, so pop music diva and former Disney Channel child star Selena Gomez is teaming up with Netflix to deliver viewers the harrowing experience of families who live in America “undocumented.” The goal, of course, is more lefty converts.