Who hasn’t heard by now that Meryl Streep gave her best acting performance to date while accepting some nonsense award at the Golden Globes.
These award shows should be banned. Awards ceremonies showcase the self-indulgent rich–mostly white Leftists–bragging about their latest charity project.
Celebrities bounce from helping lowly blacks, to Mexicans, to women, to the LGBT, Muslims, then some disease, while ignoring their contradictions and hypocrisies like bad scripts and old high school friends.
I believe many in Hollywood don’t believe their nonsense. However few have the nerve to forego the glitz and glamour of the lifestyle. To be famous must be the best drug of all.
Some like Denzel Washington however, understand where they fit in the scheme of things. Denzel discusses it here.
No greater polarization occurred in recent history for Hollywood, than the transition from worthless Obama to billionaire Donald Trump.
A Hollyweirdo named Nicco Mele wrote of the ease of Trump winning the presidency:
Being a political animal, one of my first thoughts on Wednesday morning was, “Who’s going to run for President now?”
You can rest assured that there are a dozen or so billionaires slamming their fists on their kitchen tables in frustration that they sat this one out. “I’m smart enough to be president, smarter than him!” But, ultimately, a major part of Trump’s success is his celebrity. He is among the most well-known figures in American culture. The antidote to Trump isn’t Elizabeth Warren; it’s Oprah.
Trump made it look easy, right? That took talent, by the way.
Hollywood believes themselves relevant, as “art is life.”
Dr. Azaleh Aalai said this of the collision of politics and pop culture,
My take is that politics undercuts virtually every aspect of our lives, and that artists in particular—such as Steep—have a moral imperative to use their voices (and their craft) to speak out against injustices that are occurring. Diversity in Hollywood is a political issue, whether women in Hollywood are being paid comparably to their male counterparts is political, who is being hired for what and how much and where and when—all of it cuts across politics. Should we just expect our beloved celebrities to look pretty during awards shows, receive their accolades for their performances with humility, say something funny and maybe sentimental, and then be quiet? Shouldn’t we expect—no, demand—more from our celebrated public figures?
Certainly we can all agree with Dr. Aalai, that “art is life?”
Yes, I mockingly ask that as question. Here’s another. What is art?
Perhaps celebrities can learn from Mark Wahlberg, who said,
“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t [talk politics],” he told the magazine, explaining that A-listers aren’t on the same playing field as the common voter. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”
And as Denzel Washington said, “It’s just a movie; don’t get it twisted.”
Hollyweirdo don’t dodge bullets or put themselves in harm’s way. Shut up and act.