Thankfully, not everyone in showbiz thinks Hollywood virtue-signaling is the most charming thing in the universe. Recently, celebrity podcast host Joe Rogan had a mouthful for the glamorous Hollywood stars who put out a video compilation of them singing a cheesy John Lennon song during Chinese virus quarantine.
Jason Alexander, everyone’s favorite overweight, neurotic schlub from Seinfeld, George Costanza, has been making some pretty over-the-top observations about the state of America under President Trump lately. On April 2, the actor blasted the president as the “most despicable person” to ever have become president and insisted that Trump’s actions have directly resulted in the current death toll of those infected by the coronavirus.
Don’t be fooled. Though Ellen Degeneres may be the pleasant, smiling face of popular daytime talk show Ellen, some of the people calling the shots behind the scenes aren’t quite as jovial and happy-go-lucky as their brand pays them to appear. Though he tries to toe the well-adjusted, normal guy line for the sake of his career, Ellen executive producer Andy Lassner turns into a quaking, rage-filled troll every time President Trump tweets.
Hollywood’s hatred for President Trump and his supporters is a bottomless pit. Actor, Bernie Sanders lover and rabid Trump-hater John Cusack proposed another depraved solution to the pesky problem that is Trump: We will just impeach him again.
Guardians of The Galaxy star and former WWE wrestler Dave Bautista is trying to impress his media and Hollywood friends by putting President Trump in a political half-nelson. The actor hopped on social media to torch Trump for supposedly botching the government’s response to the pandemic.
Legendary Alien and Blade Runner director Ridley Scott seems a bit frustrated with President Donald Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic. The 82-year-old movie maker questioned the president’s mental health and intelligence on how he’s handled things for the past two months, calling him a “nutcase.”
Rapper-turned-Gospel music producer Kanye West refuses to let the media have the final word on his support for President Donald Trump. The 42-year-old musician and clothing designer has generated his fair share of controversy in the last year, primarily for his support of the current president (someone many in Hollywood wouldn’t get caught dead praising,) and for turning his artistic ambitions to the message of Jesus Christ.
Comedian Kathy Griffin’s health has taken an unexpected turn for the worse it seems, as she recently tweeted photos of herself in aa "covid19 isolation ward" suffering from what she believes to be coronavirus symptoms. The infamous Trump-bashing entertainer also took the opportunity to criticize the Trump administration’s pandemic responses.
Hollywood loves using the Coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to bash the Trump administration's priorities. But what about Hollywood’s priorities? Is it a good time to drag out a bunch of Asian and Asian American actors to continue a petty squabble about the President’s usage of the phrase “Chinese virus,” something he has even dropped in the past week?
Fran Drescher, everyone’s favorite sitcom babysitter has been touting anti-capitalist rhetoric in recent days. It appears her time working for the wealthy NYC Sheffield family throughout the 90s clued her into the evils of high society.
For Hollywood, Trump’s talk of opening American businesses back up soon so that quarantine doesn’t completely derail the lives of millions amounts to him condemning Americans to death. Celebrities like Jason Alexander (Seinfeld) should be able to understand that a nine-month quarantine would harm the U.S. more than coronavirus ever could, but acknowledging that would make it harder to insinuate that the president’s a danger to “your loved ones.”
While the entertainment world gnashed its collective teeth and tried hard to somehow make the pandemic Trump’s fault, one actress Kirstie Alley braved the ire of her celebrity colleagues by thanking the president for “taking charge and leading” Americans.