Gabriel Hays is a staff writer for MRC Culture
University of Dallas Class of '16. Lives in Clifton, VA
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Finally, a lefty who doesn’t blame guns for shootings. No, Indian American activist and former Democratic congressional candidate for Colorado Saira Rao knows what’s really going on: “whiteness — ALL WHITENESS — is killing us.” Rao shared her conclusion in an August 12 tweet. The mass shootings by white males in Dayton and El Paso -- combined with her tolerant, sunny liberalism -- convinced the former candidate that America needs a campaign for “ending whiteness.”
Apparently there’s no room for President Donald Trump in the safe space that comedian Leslie Jones lives in. The outspoken leftwing SNL star and stand up comic told late night host Jimmy Kimmel that Trump “is banned from my life.” Jones, one of the stars of the failure that was 2016’s all female Gostbusters reboot, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss her new Netflix stand up special.
Taylor Swift seems to be looking for a new reputation as leftwing savant and the singer has definitely put in a good effort, working hard to slam conservative perspectives ever since coming out against Tennessee Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn in the November Midterm elections less than a year ago. In that short period she’s gone from knocking Blackburn’s platform of hate to now brutally slamming “white cisgender males” in Vogue’s September 2019 issue.
Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferers found out in shock and horror that the major investor in their favorite health and fitness companies is a Trump supporter. Oh heavens, WHY? Leftwing celebrities Billy Eichner and Chrissy Teigen began a boycott of companies Equinox and SoulCycle after hearing the news that billionaire investor Stephen Ross is throwing a “mega-fundraiser” for President Donald J. Trump.
American Horror Story and American Crime Story producer Ryan Murphy’s first-ever Netflix drama aims to skewer the toxic lifestyles of white, privileged and mega-rich politicians that have been “percolating” under Trump. Murphy spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, unveiling his flagship streaming show The Politician, which stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Lange and airs in September.
The Clinton family is about to get the true crime drama treatment this next year. Season three of popular series American Crime Story will focus on the storyline of former President Bill Clinton’s lewd dalliances with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky during his term in the oval office. Monica Lewinsky is reported to be a producer.
Pop music diva Mariah Carey made Twitter waves Monday with a photo of the singer posing with America’s favorite former first couple, the Clintons, complete with a passive aggressive caption aimed at disparaging President Trump. Carey of course couldn’t pass up on the opportunity for a photo with Hillary and Bill and thank them for “everything [they] have done for the country.”
A couple of country music’s prominent female singer/songwriters came out for gun control legislation in the wake of both the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio shootings, which claimed the lives of 29 people total. Grammy Award-winning artists Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris took to social media over the weekend to make impassioned pleas for “common sense” gun control. It’s quite an interesting look for the music genre which prides itself on deeply rooted American values and the rural lifestyle, something guns and hunting are an indelible part of.
In the wake of the El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio shootings over the weekend, Hollywood leftists decried the Second Amendment and blamed President Donald Trump and Republicans for the carnage. Celebrities, including Avengers star Don Cheadle, rapper Cardi B, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr and pop star Bebe Rexha, blasted President Trump and Republicans for inspiring the violence through “racist” rhetoric and lamented the lack of gun-control.
For those of you looking to wash your hands of both parties next election day, there’s likely to be a healthy selection of high-profile write-in candidates for you to alleviate your conscience with. Along with fan favorites like, the Sweet Meteor of Death, and legendary meme gorilla Harambe (may he Rest in Power,) Bette Midler is promoting herself as a “write-in candidate” for 2020.
Sure, to most normal Americans Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson sounds like some hippy dippy weirdo. That’s the joke. But then again, we have our chakras out of alignment, because there are some very serious witches out there who believe there is some spiritual power behind Williamson’s debate night talk of “dark psychic forces.”
She’s a former stripper turned rapper. He’s the aging star of the 1988 classic Honeymoon in Moscow. They’re teaming up for the zaniest buddy-comedy/caper picture of the political season: Booty and the Borscht!
The second round of Democratic presidential debates featured another helping of radical leftwing ideas, including $500 billion in slavery reparations, and repealing or altering the Second Amendment. But curiously, one major progressive issue, abortion, was left out in the cold – which sparked the public ire of abortion giant Planned Parenthood and other “reproductive healthcare” disciples.
Vogue Magazine published a piece over the weekend detailing just how hard it can be for children to live in a world doomed by global warming. Talking about “eco-anxiety,” the article claimed that some children are dealing with debilitating fears of world-ending climate change. Vogue tried to offer tips for parents trying to dispel such fears, but we think a much clearer solution would be for dingbat parents to stop convulsing about the world ending in 12 years or that we are all doomed because of greenhouse gases.
Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter have recently announced their first annual upcoming LGBTQ+ convention. Dubbed the “Pride Summit,” the event is purported to be a massive get together of industry execs and their media friends to shove more “LGBTQ visibility” into every minute of Americans' screen watching, music-listening time.
Cheers and Look Who’s Talking star Kirstie Alley is bringing the heat against fellow Hollywood denizen Bette Midler over the actress’ “racist” and “degrading” tweets directed at President Donald Trump and his African American supporters. Midler, a rabid anti-Trumper and progressive reactionary, took her usual shots at the president on Wednesday, though this time it backfired.
What’s one more woke comic book action series in the litany of woke comic book action series? HBO is set to premiere its new mainline superhero series based on the legendary Watchmen graphic novel in the fall, and guess what societal threat our crime fighters will be dealing with this time: White supremacy.
Hollywood financiers are investing in the local contender this presidential election season, donating far and away the most money to California Senator Kamala Harris’ campaign out of all the Democratic candidates. Harris has received a whopping 48% of all candidate donations from Hollywood since beginning her campaign, making it clear who movie industry players want to see in the White House in 2021.
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.”