Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019


Conservative Derangement Syndrome Summer 2019

A.K.A.: How Liberal Celebrities Are Ensuring Republican Success in the 2020 POTUS Election

(Post Updated Below with Additional Links)

Some examples of Conservative Derangement Syndrome from Celebrities from Summer 2019:

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee takes aim at Trump supporters 

Tommy Lee is goading President Trump supporters not to go away mad, but to just go away.
On Wednesday, the Motley Crue drummer retweeted a 2018 Reddit scorched-earth post that slammed many facets of American conservatism and Trump fans.

‘Trumpsters’ blast Tommy Lee for lengthy rant about president

by Chris Perez,
August 8, 2019

Tommy Lee was getting blasted by Trump supporters on Thursday — and became one of the top trending topics on Twitter at one point — after posting a lengthy rant on his page about the president.

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Oh, Dear. Singer Taylor Swift Is Getting More Political (August 2019)

Oh, Dear. Singer Taylor Swift Is Getting More Political (August 2019)

Update Below – Kid Rock criticized Taylor Swift for going Political

In an older post on my blog, I noted how thrilled I was that Swift – known for singing pop songs – was keeping any political opinions she may have had to herself.

In the past year or two, that has certainly changed. It seems she’s getting even more political in the last few months.

A word here for any “Swifties” (die hard Swift fans – a lot of hard-core fan bases these days can be very toxic): I do not have anything against Taylor Swift. I do not hate Ms. Swift, and I wish her the best.

My general preference, though, is for celebrities to stick to entertaining and not opine publicly about politics.

Taylor Swift Opens Up About Decision to Publicly Support LGBTQ Community | THR News

Taylor Swift Talks Trump, Katy Perry and Her LGBT Support

Taylor Swift covers a lot of ground in Vogue’s sprawling September cover story, which published today. In addition to providing a sneak preview of her forthcoming album, “Lover,” and lots of self-analysis on fame, she spoke about the motivations behind her support of the LGBTQ community, sexism, President Trump and her reunion with Katy Perry.

New Woke Taylor Swift Has Issue With ‘White Cisgender Males’

Excerpts:

August 8, 2019
Gabriel Hays

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.

Well, fine, Taylor, but aren’t you currently dating one?

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Singer Lost Her Hearing And Gave Up Hope – Then ‘Wowed’ Millions by B. Hallowell

Singer Lost Her Hearing And Gave Up Hope – Then ‘Wowed’ Millions

I wrote about Harvey in an older post. Here’s an update.

The following page has an embedded audio file in it, where you can hear Harvey interviewed:

Singer Lost Her Hearing And Gave Up Hope – Then ‘Wowed’ Millions

By Billy Hallowell

It’s been two years since Mandy Harvey absolutely stunned the world with her viral “America’s Got Talent” performance — a display that left the typically harsh Simon Cowell in awe. Harvey’s vocals were on-point, but that wasn’t the only reason Cowell, his fellow judges and the studio audience erupted in applause and a standing ovation.

The accolades came after Harvey revealed just before her performance that she’s deaf, having lost her hearing about 10 years prior at the age of 18. It was a traumatic experience, as she could no longer hear the music she had grown to love.

“I lost the ability to hear the piano, and that’s when I started to crack,” she recently told “The Pure Flix Podcast.”

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Toxic Fan Culture: Michael Jackson Fans

Toxic Fan Culture: Michael Jackson Fans

I have a post prior to this one about toxic fan culture, but after seeing the intense amount of insanity and denial among hordes of online Michael Jackson fans in the build up to the release of the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” and their backlash against the Oprah-Winfrey hosted program “After Neverland,” I wanted to make a post devoted entirely to this particular fandom, rather than amend my previous post on the subject of insane, irrational, unhinged fans.

Some of the Michael Jackson stans are in denial of facts and of how child sexual abuse victims deal with the abuse as they grow older – all this in spite of the fact the MJ stans run about the internet screaming about ‘facts not lying but people do.’

Below are some links about the Toxic Michael Jackson Fan culture – all of this hideous behavior from Michael Jackson fans is so odd, considering Michael Jackson curated and cultivated a public persona of being sweet, decent, innocent,  polite, and lovable – but his fans sure do not follow his lead on any of that.

Many of the defenders of Michael Jackson do not understand abuse recovery dynamics – defenders of Brett Kavanaugh, R. Kelly,  and many of the other accused, also display a lot of ignorance of how abuse victims react to abuse, so I’ll link to an article or two about that below as well.

I will amend this post in the future as I come across more articles about the obnoxious behavior of Michael Jackson stans.

Why Child Sexual Abuse Survivors May Defend Their Abusers

How Did Michael Jackson Hide Alleged Abuse in ‘Leaving Neverland’ From the Boys’ Moms? Experts Explain

Did Michael Jackson Abuse Because He Was Abused?

Matt Lucas calls police after Michael Jackson fan sends death threat and brands him a ‘paedophile’ for saying he believed claims in Leaving Neverland documentary

Oprah Winfrey Target of Ruthless, Hateful  Messages from Michael Jackson Fans

Oprah: Attacked By Michael Jackson Fans Following Leaving Neverland Special

Michael Jackson’s Fans Unleash Hate-Filled Messages At Oprah After ‘Leaving Neverland’ 

Michael Jackson fans furious with Oprah following ‘After Neverland,’ urge people to #MuteOprah

Leaving Neverland director receiving abuse from Michael Jackson fans ‘as disgusting as you could possibly invent’ 

Excerpts:

by Jack Shepherd
February 2, 2019

“I’m getting horrible email messages from Michael Jackson fans,” Reed said. “Several thousand emails in the past three weeks. Absolutely as disgusting as you could possibly invent.

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There’s No Severing Michael Jackson’s Art From His Obsession With Children by Jack Hamilton

There’s No Severing Michael Jackson’s Art From His Obsession With Children by Jack Hamilton

There’s No Severing Michael Jackson’s Art From His Obsession With Children

Excerpts:

It’s in his songs. It’s in his videos. You’ll never hear him the same way again.

February 27, 2019

[The author discusses his memories of listening to Jackson narrate an early 1980s E.T. audio book when he was a kid in the 80s]

….I’ve found myself thinking about all this a lot since I first saw Leaving Neverland. It’s impossible to watch Dan Reed’s film and the testimonies of its protagonists, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, in good faith without concluding that Michael Jackson molested children, and did so repeatedly, methodically, and remarkably flagrantly. It’s this last part—flagrantly—that has most haunted me since watching the film. As Slate’s Sam Adams wrote in his review of the film, Jackson comes off as “a Pied Piper who, it now seems, was masking his abuse by parading it in plain sight.”

One way Jackson did this was by constructing one of the most unusual celebrity personae in history, the King of Pop whose most prized court members were, unfailingly, young children.

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What Should We Do About Scandalous Artists? By Adam Kirsch

What Should We Do About Scandalous Artists? By A. Kirsch

I sometimes find it difficult to re-watch a movie with an actor in it who I have since discovered is rude, arrogant, abusive, or some kind of jerk, in real life.

Ditto with singers. Now that the “Leaving Neverland” documentary has been released, I find myself a little reluctant to listen to pop songs by Michael Jackson anymore.

It’s sometimes hard to know how, when, or if to stop supporting an artist when one discovers said artist is a dirt bag in his or her personal life.

(Link): What Should We Do About Scandalous Artists? By Adam Kirsch

Excerpts:

January 24, 2019

… Should we give honor and respect to people who excel in their art but are deficient in what we consider ordinary morality?

These questions have been at the heart of modern thinking about art since the 19th century; but since the advent of the #MeToo movement, they have begun to receive new kinds of answers.

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Michael Jackson is a Symbol of How Fame Can Create Monsters by N. McCormick

Michael Jackson is a Symbol of How Fame Can Create Monsters by N. McCormick

Michael Jackson is a Symbol of How Fame Can Create Monsters

Excerpts:

If Michael Jackson was really a paedophile, can his music survive?

For a hardcore of increasingly marginalised fans, it will always be Jackson forever.

But for a mainstream audience for whom Jackson was a fascinating star rather than a mythic icon, a fatal blow may have been dealt. Yet the bitter truth is that the damage was already done, a long time ago.

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Michael Jackson Documentary – Leaving Neverland – Welcomed By Charities Who Warn ‘Stardom Should Not Blind People’s Judgement’

Michael Jackson Documentary – Leaving Neverland – Welcomed By Charities Who Warn ‘Stardom Should Not Blind People’s Judgement’

Sometimes celebrities are not what they seem. I grew up watching Michael Jackson perform on awards shows and in music videos in the early to mid 1980s, and he was quite a talent.

Jackson also seemed modest, shy, clean cut, decent, if not a little eccentric.

I never would have imagined that Michael Jackson would or could be a pedophile.

As it stands now, I’m not quite sure if he’s guilty or not. But I’m at least willing to hear his accusers out and consider the possibility that perhaps Jackson did fondle them.

Life experience, and repeated news reports involving other celebrities and fallen mega-church preachers  – tells me that often times adults who molest children or who sexually exploit other adults are predators, and they are masters of manipulating and grooming those around them, as well as the public.

They often follow the same play book. Their fame or apparent likability puts them above suspicion for a long time.

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Country Singer Reba McEntire: It’s ‘Not My Job to Discuss Politics’

Country Singer Reba McEntire: It’s ‘Not My Job to Discuss Politics’

If only more celebrities took McEntire’s position.

Country Star Reba McEntire: ‘Not My Job’ to Talk Politics

Reba McEntire: Talking politics ‘not my job’

Reba McEntire says, as a country music star, weighing in on politics just isn’t in her job description.

“That’s not my job,” McEntire told ITK recently when asked about her practice of keeping her lips sealed on political issues.

It’s a rare stance among Hollywood entertainers, who have increasingly weighed in on the happenings in Washington, D.C., amid the Trump era.

Country Singer Reba McEntire: It’s ‘Not My Job to Discuss Politics’

December 2018

Country singer Reba McEntire bucked the Hollywood trend of liberal activism in a recent media appearance, saying that talking politics is “not my job.”

“You can vote in and you can say what you want to, and you can choose not to say what you want to,” Reba McEntire said about America.

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Various Celebrities Openly Discuss Dealing With Mental Health Issues

Various Celebrities Openly Discuss Dealing With Mental Health Issues

Because there is still, unfortunately, some stigma in many nations about mental health problems, I think it’s a good thing that more celebrities are speaking publicly about having these issues themselves, or they talk about how they’ve been impacted because they have friends who committed suicide.

Some of the celebrities I mention below were inspired to come forward and disclose their struggles after the suicides of famous individuals Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.

JANET JACKSON (singer and actress)

Janet Jackson said her 30s were plagued with mental health issues.

Janet Jackson reveals ‘intense’ battle with depression.

… Speaking of her many ups and downs, the “Scream” singer admitted she went through an ‘Intense’ battle with depression, and finally found peace when she became a mother.

In the post, Jackson, 52, wrote that her 30s were her hardest time, as her depression “was intense.”

“Janet Jackson opens up about her ‘intense struggle’ with depression” via FOX NEWS – June 2018

By Rachel McRady‍ | ET Online

Janet Jackson is speaking out.

The 52-year-old pop icon pens a letter to her fans in the new issue of Essence magazine, which was shared on Wednesday’s Good Morning America.

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