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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Hollywood Actors Involved in College Admissions Scandal
And celebrities in Hollywood or the music business like to lecture the rest of us about morality.
Actors, celebrities charged in college admissions scam
James Van Der Beek, Lena Dunham and Other Stars React to College Admissions Scandal
Hollywood actors, CEOs accused of paying bribes, faking photos to scam U.S. college admissions
Fake disabilities, photoshopped faces: How feds say celebrities, coaches and scammers got kids into elite colleges
‘Varsity Blues’ star James Van Der Beek, more celebs mock college admissions scandal
$25 mn US college scam: Hollywood actors, CEOs accused of paying bribes
The most sweeping college admissions fraud scheme ever unearthed in the United States was masterminded at a small college-preparation company based in Newport Beach
Nearly 50 people, including actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged on Tuesday in what federal authorities say was a $25 million scam to help wealthy Americans get their children into elite universities like Yale and Stanford.
The Man Who Ran The College Admissions Scam Used His Charity To Donate $150,000 To His Own Son’s University
William “Rick” Singer used his nonprofit organization — which prosecutors called a “purported charity” to bribe college officials — to donate $150,000 in cash grants to DePaul University where his son was a student.
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Tucker Carlson is Now the Jussie Smollett of Conservative Pundits
It’s conservatives such as FOX cable news television host Tucker Carlson that make me feel embarrassed at times to be a conservative.
Conservatives believe in the concept of taking personal responsibility. Many conservatives – Tucker Carlson in particular – regularly ridicule or criticize liberals for maintaining a “victimhood culture,” in which liberals declare that this or that group (e.g., women, black people, Muslims) are victims.
A few days ago, a liberal site began releasing, over a period of days, collections of controversial statements Tucker Carlson made over a period of years when he was calling into a radio program hosted by a guy calling himself “Bubba The Love Sponge.”
Those inflammatory comments included, but are not limited to, Carlson basically arguing that child rape resulting from forced or arranged marriages is really no big deal; Carlson comparing women to dogs and referring to women as being primitive; and Carlson going along with crude jokes about his daughter and teen girls.
Most recently, a new batch of Carlson comments were released where Carlson was making crude comments about “Miss Teen USA” contestants.
At first, Tucker’s defenders were saying that some of these comments were made “over ten years ago,” as if to say that decency has expiration limits (it does not).
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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’
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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Actor Jussie Smollett’s 2019 Hate Crime Hoax
When I first read about the allegations – actor Smollett, formerly of the television show “Empire,” claimed to have been attacked by two white men wearing MAGA (“Make America Great Again”) hats in Chicago, who he claims assaulted him and yelled at him, “This is MAGA country!” – I didn’t jump in to comment either way.
I initially felt there was something “off” and too strange about Smollett’s account to be true, but I wasn’t totally sure. I was willing to wait a few days to see what, if anything, the Chicago police department would say, before weighing in and offering my opinion.
As the days went by, more and more details emerged, to the point the Chicago police department had a press conference where they laid out a lot of the evidence and details that revealed that there was no hate crime: Smollette had hired two of his friends to pretend to attack him. Smollett is still maintaining his innocence, but it looks to me as though he is guilty, that he staged the whole affair.
Before the cops came out and said much of anything, liberal celebrities were all over Twitter defending him, and blaming anyone who voted for Trump (I myself sat out the 2016 election, so I did not vote for Trump) – liberal celebrities were blaming anyone who voted for Trump. They were depicting anyone who voted for Trump as being racist and being anti-homosexual.
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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
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
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’
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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“Miscast,” “Wasted,” and “Impressive Resume'” – The Cliches and Inaccuracies in Entertainment Coverage or Movie Reviews about Actor Chris O’Dowd
In writing several blog posts about actor Chris O’Dowd, a person who annoys me for reasons I’ve detailed elsewhere on this blog (he also turned out to be very disappointing), including but not limited to explaining in this blog post, I noticed a pattern in movie reviews, articles, or interviews, that mention him.
One of the most inaccurate, baffling, and annoying commonalities I see turn up in coverage about O’Dowd would be a reference to his “Impressive CV” (with “C.V.” being the European equivalent to the American term “resume'”), or authors who refer to him, actor-wise, as being “in demand.”
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Ten Hollywood Has-Beens Who Spent 2018 Obsessed with Trump by M. Margolis
Ten Hollywood Has-Beens Who Spent 2018 Obsessed with Trump
I’ve previously written about how celebrities are ruining Twitter with their political and hate speech. For my last post of 2018, I’ve compiled a special list of Hollywood has-beens who are desperately trying to remain relevant despite Hollywood careers that are well beyond their expiration dates.
10. Rosie O’Donnell
I guess she’s a celebrity… or was. I don’t know. She’s been in a few movies you’ve probably seen.
The only two that come to mind are Sleepless in Seattle and A League of Their Own… but for sure, she had a briefly successful stint in Hollywood in the 1990s as a comedian/supporting actress who now has only the occasional guest spot on a television series.
She had a daytime talk show that only lasted six seasons… but rest assured, she still matters because she’s regularly bashing Trump and the GOP on Twitter!
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