Summer 2017 – Celebrity Conservative Derangement Syndrome
As I write this, it’s the month of June. As we progress through July and August, should celebrities spout off against Trump, Republicans, or conservatives, I’ll add those stories to this post.
Trump nemesis Rosie O’Donnell donates $1,000 to NSA leak suspect
Rosie O’Donnell Gives Large Sum Of Money To NSA Leaker
Here’s how Rosie O’Donnell showed her support for anti-Trump leaker Reality Winner
Liberal actress Rosie O’Donnell posted on her social media account that she had donated money to a fund supporting Reality Winner, the NSA federal contractor who was arrested for leaking confidential information to the media.
O’Donnell posted a message with the link to the GoFundMe account, saying, “i support reality winner,” and, “speak truth to power.” Another post called Winner a “brave young patriot.”
brave young patriot – https://t.co/MCnQ1U33vF
— ROSIE (@Rosie) June 7, 2017
Winner was arrested Monday after the FBI investigation determined she had printed a highly confidential report and delivered it to the news outlet, The Intercept. While the outlet had obtained the report anonymously, the criminal complaint from the FBI indicates that The Intercept accidentally helped them uncover the identity of the leaker when they sought confirmation from the government of the veracity of the leaked document.
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK | June 12, 2017
Shakespeare Play with Trump-Looking Julius Caesar Draws Criticism
The Public Theater’s production of “Julius Caesar” in New York uses the words written by playwright William Shakespeare 400 years ago.
The difference is the actor playing Julius Caesar looks a lot like President Donald Trump. And, as anyone familiar with Shakespeare’s play knows, Caesar is killed in Act 3 by senators who fear he had become too power hungry.
Laura Sheaffer has attended Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare plays in New York City’s Central Park for years.
But she objected to seeing a character looking like Trump covered with blood in the assassination scene. As he dies, the actor delivers one of Shakespeare’s most famous lines, “Et Tu, Brute” — meant to show Caesar’s surprise that his good friend Brutus joined his killing.
Sheaffer says, “I don’t love President Trump, but he’s the president. You can’t assassinate him on a stage.”
Delta, Bank of America pull Public Theater sponsorships over Trump-like Julius Caesar
Advertisers Fleeing ‘Shakespeare in the Park’ After Portrayal of Trump-Like Julius Caesar
Delta Airlines and Bank of America have yanked financial support of Julius Caesar in Manhattan’s Central Park after the lead character appeared to closely resemble the president of the United States.
‘Trump Assassination’ Theater Group Gets Nearly $1 Million from Taxpayers Annually
Playwright Tony Kushner Defends Assassination of Trump in ‘Julius Caesar,’ Falsely Blames Breitbart for Outrage
The View Claims Julius Caesar ‘Not the Story of Donald Trump’
Bozell Condemns Journalists for Celebrating Trump Assassination Play: ‘Where Is the Shame?’
Should Conservatives Cheer as Sponsors Withdraw From Theater Production Portraying Trump’s Assassination?
Lefty Actors Are Beginning to Fear Donald Trump
by Kyle Smith
Two corporate sponsors have fled Eustis’s staging of the current Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar because of its undisguised Trump trolling. Before suffering multiple simultaneous perforation in a bloody spectacle, the doomed Roman looks and sounds like Donald Trump, right down to the curious yellow thatch of hair and the too-long tie.
Eustis even has Donald J. Caesar make a joke about murder on Fifth Avenue, in case costuming his raucous fans in MAGA caps and American-flag shirts had left any doubt about Eustis’s intentions. Delta Airlines was not amused. “The graphic staging of Julius Caesar at this summer’s Free Shakespeare in the Park does not reflect Delta Air Lines’ values,” the carrier said in a statement, adding that Eustis’s “artistic and creative direction crossed the line on the standards of good taste.”
Delta is not only backing out of this production, it is terminating its role as the official airline of the Public Theater, which mounts the Shakespeare in the Park plays.
Bank of America also withdrew, albeit only from this production, saying the staging was obviously intended to “provoke and offend” and adding that the bank would not have sponsored such an interpretation had it known about it. Other sponsors include Penguin Random House, the billboard giant Outfront, and the local ABC affiliate, which is owned by Disney.
Eustis’s conception probably struck him as no more than routine leftist theater shenanigans. But Shakespeare in the Park isn’t some scruffy off-off-Broadway church-basement offering. It’s one of the city’s cultural crown jewels, magnificently nestled in the idyllic confines of the beautiful, 1,800-seat Delacorte Theater, and its cachet attracts rich corporate-sponsorship deals.
Yet corporations don’t want to alienate half their customers, much less be associated with murdering presidents in effigy. Eustis today must be realizing, like Kathy Griffin before him, that he went too far. That wouldn’t matter if revolutionaries didn’t have to eat, too. Being a daring, subversive Marxist is one thing but annoying Delta Airlines is quite another.
Protesters Interrupt Trump Assassination Play…by Jim Hoft, June 16, 2017
PROTESTER INTERRUPTS TRUMP ASSASSINATION PLAY IN CENTRAL PARK!
SCREAMING “STOP LIBERAL VIOLENCE! — GOEBBELS WOULD BE PROUD! — YOU’RE NAZI CROWD!!!”
ACTOR MARK RUFFALO| June 13, 2017
Mark Ruffalo to NBC, MSNBC: ‘Stop the white conservative hiring spree’
Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo is urging fans to sign a petition demanding NBC News stop hiring white conservatives for on-air positions.
Liberal ‘Avengers’ star Mark Ruffalo slams NBC for hiring too many ‘white conservatives’
Liberal actor Mark Ruffalo, known most recently for playing the Hulk in “The Avengers” franchise, is slamming MSNBC and NBC News for hiring too many “white conservatives.”
Mark Ruffalo vs. White ‘Conservative’ Women
Actor Mark Ruffalo Demands NBC, MSNBC Stop Hiring ‘White Conservatives’
Mark Ruffalo in hulk rage at NBC, pushes petition to end ‘white conservative hiring’
By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Mark Ruffalo, Marvel Studio’s “Hulk,” is pushing millions of fans to pressure NBC executives to stop hiring “white conservative” talent.
Hollywood’s current “Bruce Banner” is angry that right-leaning and conservative commentators like Nicole Wallace, Hugh Hewitt, and George Will are allowed airtime on NBC and MSNBC. The actor, known for supporting the campaigns of Democrat politicians and environmental groups, is urging over 3 million Twitter followers to quash the shift by Andrew Lack, the chairman of NBC News and MSNBC.
“Sign the petition: Tell @MSNBC @NBCNews to stop the white conservative hiring spree,” Mr. Ruffalo tweeted over the weekend.
ACTRESS SALLY FIELD | June 13, 2017
Lefty Actress Sally Field: ‘I Won’t Stay Silent’
Star Wars Actor Mark Hamill, Sally Field and Olivia Wilde Promote Planned Parenthood and ACLU
Sally Field Defiant: Sick of Hearing Actors Talk Politics? ‘2 Bad’
Sally Field tweets she won’t stop talking about politics
If you’re tired of actors talking about politics, Sally Field doesn’t care, and she has no plans to stop.
Field tweeted a picture of herself pointing to a gold Planned Parenthood pin on her dress at last night’s Tony Awards, where she was nominated for Best Leading Actress for her role in “The Glass Menagerie.”
“Sick of hearing actors talk re politics?” the caption read, “2 bad I won’t stay silent while politicians attack our rights. Proud to#StandwithPP #TonyAwards.”
AUTHOR STEPHEN KING | June 13 / 14, 2017
Trump blocks author Stephen King on Twitter
Trump blocks Stephen King on Twitter, but J.K. Rowling comes to the rescue
Donald Trump blocked Stephen King on Twitter, according to the author
After months of mocking President Donald Trump on Twitter, author Stephen King woke up to the unfortunate news on Tuesday that he had been blocked by the commander-in-chief.
Considering how much more difficult this will make King’s criticism of Trump’s actions and policy, the author was correspondingly despondent: “Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself,” he wrote.
JAMES T. HODGKINSON Shooting of American Congressmen | June 14, 2017
Background on the shooter:
Facebook page of gunman James Hodgkinson filled with anti-Trump rants
Celebs Brazenly Politicize Scalise Shooting, Declare ‘Too Many Guns’ by M. Post
After House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise, of LA. was shot when a gunman opened fire at a GOP baseball practice in Alexandria, VA., celebrities were more concerned with the politics of gun control than the fact that a U.S. congressman was shot.
JOHNNY DEPP (film actor) | June 22, 2017
Johnny Depp casually asks: Is it time for an actor to kill the president again?
Johnny Depp Makes Controversial Trump Joke at Glastonbury: “When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated a President?”
Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp hints at Trump ‘assassination’
Johnny Depp takes a swipe at Donald Trump with assassination joke during surprise Glastonbury appearance
Johnny Depp slams Donald Trump at Glastonbury and asks: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?’
Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?’
Johnny Depp jokes about assassinating President Trump
Johnny Depp cracks joke hinting at Trump assassination
by OLIVER GETTELL
Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp could find himself in deep water after joking about Donald Trump and presidential assassinations at the Glastonbury Festival.
“Can we bring Trump here?” Depp asked a crowd of attendees Thursday while introducing a screening of his 2004 film The Libertine. “I think he needs help.”
The 54-year-old actor continued, “This is going to be in the press and it’ll be horrible. But I like that you’re all a part of it.” Then, in an apparent reference to John Wilkes Booth, Depp said, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
Video from the event indicates that Depp’s remarks drew mostly cheers, and some jeers. “I want to clarify, I’m not an actor,” he added. “I lie for a living.”
Depp has not been shy about his disapproval of Trump in the past.
Johnny Depp apologizes for ‘bad joke’ about Trump: ‘I intended no malice’
by Katherine Faulders
June 23, 2017
Johnny Depp has apologized after making controversial comments about President Donald Trump, which caused the White House to issue a statement condemning him.
“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump,” the actor’s rep told ABC News Friday afternoon. “It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone.”
Depp came under fire for bringing up Trump on Thursday evening. While introducing his new film, “The Libertine,” at England’s Glastonbury Festival, he told the crowd that Trump “needs help.”
…. In a statement, hours later, the White House said, “President Trump has condemned violence in all forms and it’s sad that others like Johnny Depp have not followed his lead,” the White House statement read. “I hope that some of Mr. Depp’s colleagues will speak out against this type of rhetoric as strongly as they would if his comments were directed to a Democrat elected official.”
Depp did not say whether he was referring to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by actor John Wilkes Booth in 1865.
In addition to the White House, the Secret Service issued its own statement.
“We actively monitor open source reporting, including social media networks, and we evaluate potential threats. For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” the Secret Service told ABC News.
Johnny Depp Apologizes for Donald Trump Assassination Joke
June 23, 2017
by Alex Stedman
Johnny Depp has issued an apology for a controversial comment about President Donald Trump, asking, “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”
“It did not come out as intended, and I intended no malice. I was only trying to amuse, not to harm anyone,” the actor said in a statement to People on Friday.
Depp’s joke, in reference to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth in 1865, was made during an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. “I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” he added at the U.K. music festival. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
ROB REINER (actor, movie director) | June 26, 2017
Rob Reiner proclaims ‘all out war’ ongoing to ‘save democracy’ from Fox News, Trump
Violent rhetoric alert: MEATHEAD Rob Reiner declares ‘all out war’ to stop Trump’s ‘treason’
Rob Reiner Calls for ‘All-Out War’ on President Trump
Director Rob Reiner Calls for ‘All Out War’ Against Trump, Fox News
Liberal Hollywood Director Rob Reiner is calling for an “all out war” against President Donald Trump and Fox News.
Reiner, who frequently turns to Twitter to promote unsubstantiated Democrat claims that Trump (DT) has committed crimes, took to social media Sunday to accuse Trump (DT) of treasonous “colluding with the enemy” – and Fox News of covering it up:
“When Fox says that DT colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason”
Back on June 15th, the day after a gunman’s attack on Republicans at a Virginia baseball field left Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) in critical condition, Reiner pounced on the opportunity to turn attention away from the shooting to Democrats’ investigation of Trump’s unproven ties to Russia:
“The tragedy in Virginia has brought us together. Now we must come together over Russia’s attack on our democracy. POTUS, stop obstructing!”
In addition to accusing Trump of treason and obstruction, Reiner has also attacked Trump’s supporters by labeling them as racists.
Liberal moviemaker Rob Reiner: ‘Fight to save Democracy’ from Trump ‘now an all out war’
This post will be updated through summer 2017 as new stories appear.
Which I’m pretty sure they will, because most celebrities are left wing and cannot shut up about politics and insulting their customer base, which includes Republicans, conservatives, and Trump voters.
(Edit, June 22, 2017 – yes, actor Johnny Depp just uttered some obnoxious anti-Trump commentary while attending some awards show or movie opening. And we are still only in the month of June.)
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