President Trump’s January 8 speech following his standoff with the terrorist regime of Iran had anti-Trump celebs seeing red. While not being able to do too much naysaying against Trump’s claim that there were zero casualties or that Iran wouldn’t get nukes on his watch, unhinged Hollywood types attacked him for mispronouncing words in his speech, with a few insinuating that his flubs were due to his drug use
Well, this comes as no big surprise. Only four episodes into the new season of NBC’s Will & Grace and the political barbs have already begun again, complete with the tired, cliché accusations that Trump supporters are hate-filled, neo-Nazis. This time, the show even took a swipe at all of America, claiming it loves "racist jokes."
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.
It’s been a bad few weeks for Cancel Culture. Yes, a man who donated a cool million to a children’s hospital got “cancelled” for Tweets he sent as a teen. And Saturday Night Live quickly fired a new cast member after his racist comments not-so-magically surfaced. Still, cancel culture got hit with a few nasty uppercuts in recent weeks. Most notably, comedians Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle and Sebastian Maniscalco hammered Cancel Culture from their stand-up pulpits.
Comedians aren’t joking about the Supreme Court’s latest decision on abortion and free speech. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court decided that California can’t force pro-life pregnancy centers to advertise abortion. Justices voted 5 – 4 in the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra case that challenged California’s 2015 FACT Act.
A picture is worth a thousand nasty tweets. On Sunday, May 27th, Ivanka Trump posted a pleasant picture of herself with her son. Normal people wouldn’t find anything offensive in the photo. But normal people aren’t liberals like Halsey, Patton Oswalt, and other celebrities who denounced the picture as an “appalling,” “tone deaf,” “white privileged” photo shoot.
As President Trump delivered his State of the Union address on January 30, Hollywood expressed its outrage that Trump actually followed tradition and spoke to the people. Star Trek: The Next Generation actor Wil Wheaton posted before the address: “Tonight, Shitler is going to read a speech filled with lies and falsehoods. He will say things that sound reasonable, but won't mean any of them. Pundits will declare him to be Super Totally Presidential For Real This Time. Do not be fooled. He is a liar, a racist, and a disgrace.”
Hypocrites are best known for their practice of hypocrisy. In Hollywood, celebrity is another word for hypocrite. Comedian Patton Oswalt, in his guest appearance on Conan on December 7, discussed with host Conan O’Brien the overuse of President Trump as a catalyst for comedy in Hollywood. Oswalt told O’Brien, “Like having Trump as a comedian … Trump is like, imagine there’s a guy out on the sidewalk and he’s just taking a dump on the pavement and yelling about Hitler and he’s hanging wallpaper.”
It was the year of the F-bomb -- every single one of them aimed at the president of the United States. It’s been 12 months since the 2016 election and already at least 63 of the angriest Hollywood elites -- A-listers, has-beens, teen stars, rappers, and wannabes alike -- have delivered a collective middle finger to the president.
Country music star Brad Paisley is either an idiot or a genius. If he wrote the song "Accidental Racist" to stir a whirlwind of (mostly bad) publicity, he's a genius. But the negative cultural consensus strongly suggests he should have never been dumb enough to try to write a racial-harmony song.
Paisley performed the song as a dialogue with rapper LL Cool J, now a star on the CBS drama "NCIS: LA." He says he wrote the song when he felt he had to defend wearing a T-shirt celebrating the country band Alabama, a shirt with the Confederate flag on it. In the song, he tries to suggest to a black man he met that the flag just says he's a fan of the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Bill Maher invited comedian Patton Oswalt to his table on HBO's Real Time on Friday night and saluted his small film from 2009, "Big Fan," in which he plays a superfan of the New York Giants, even after a Giants linebacker beats him up severely. Maher turned this analogy to politics and leftist Thomas Frank's book "What's the Matter with Kansas?" which argued that poorer Americans are duped into voting for conservatives against their own economic interests.
"He will not go against the people who are hurting him, and it just seems so typical of the Joe the Plumbers of the world," Maher said. Oswalt replied, "It just seems to me that a lot of the people who are in the Tea Party movement and those other groups, there's been this brilliant magic trick where people are confusing capitalism with corporations, and those could not be more opposite, but they're made to root for these giant corporations as if they're rooting for free enterprise."
"My point," Maher insisted.