Hollywood celebrities once again are gearing up to advocate and agitate for their causes as elections approach, but political scientists and observers say liberal stars do as much to hurt as help their efforts.
…But in the wake of the failure of the full-scale industry push for Hillary Clinton in 2016, political observers are left to assess whether Hollywood’s progressive campaigns do more to mobilize liberals or energize conservatives.
Numerous Accusations of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct by Democratic Party Backer Movie Producer Harvey Weinstein
I have a difficult time taking liberals and Democrats seriously when they talk about things such as being against sexism, supporting women, inclusion, and tolerance, when I note most of them seldom speak out against sexism against women when it is committed by liberal or Democrat men, or any of their other favorite groups, as in this case.
Many women – both famous and not, ranging from staff members to movie stars – have come forward the past few days to say that they were raped, groped, or sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein, in incidents that took place over a two decade or more time frame.
The news media colluded with Weistein to cover up the charges of sexual misconduct, and the New York Police and D.A. were too inept or unwilling to press criminal charges against Weinstein.
Since these stories about Weinstein broke, other actors and actresses are saying they were groped or sexually abused by other powerful people in the entertainment industry, such as this story.
I find it very obnoxious that a lot of these liberal celebrities or others affiliated with Hollywood like to sit around condemning rank and file, middle class Americans for our perceived shortcomings, or for being conservative or Republican, and they say we are all sexist, yet they themselves abuse women or cover-up sexism.
I’ll either keep updating this post to add new links as more aspects of this story come to light, or I may make a part 2 in the future.
Here are links to news stories about all this (and new headlines are being published every minute, making this a difficult story to keep up with):
Update: The Weinstein Company’s board has fired Harvey Weinsteinafter reports of sexual harassment complaints against him. Find more coverage here.
…An investigation by The New York Times found previously undisclosed allegations against Mr. Weinstein stretching over nearly three decades, documented through interviews with current and former employees and film industry workers, as well as legal records, emails and internal documents from the businesses he has run, Miramax and the Weinstein Company.
Starring in movies about politics allegedly gives celebrities a political background. At least, that’s what Robert Redford thought in his latest interview.
The actor spoke with Esquire’s Michael Hainey in an interview published on September 13, where he talked about Nixon, Trump, and Mitch McConnell. …
On the subject of Donald Trump, Redford said, “I just think he is who he is. You can’t blame him for being who he is. He’s always been like that. He’s our fault — that’s how I see it.”
Since he starred in All the President’s Men, Redford decided that he had enough political credibility to be able to compare Nixon to Trump: “Whatever Nixon was, whatever his dark side, he was an accomplished politician … I think on the other side, there’s more ignorance.”
It seems like DACA has brought out the ugliest (and most hilarious) deleted tweets from our ‘friends’ on the Left. Suppose that’s what happens when your whole set of political ideals is based on emotion rather than fact or reality.
Like this winner from Danny Zuker, producer of Modern Family:
Dear Christians, if you support @realdonaldtrump’s decisin to end DACA your Christianity is bullshit. But on the other hand fuck you. 9/3/17, 10:13 PM
/// end Tweet
Guess Danny doesn’t think Christians watch his show? Or maybe he just doesn’t want them to.
Liberals Angry With Singer Taylor Swift For Not Publicly Discussing Her Political Views
A day or two ago, singer Taylor Swift released her first single, “Look What You Made Me Do” off her upcoming new album entitled “Reputation.”
I’m rather neutral on the topic of Taylor Swift herself. I am the Switzerland of Taylor Swiftdom.
Based on several song reviews I’ve seen, some liberal commentators or music reviewers are either actually comparing Swift to white supremacists or angry that she has not spoken out against President Trump.
If there’s one topic of a few I repeatedly discuss on this blog, it’s that I am opposed to celebrities discussing their politics publicly – at least if they do it often or are hateful about it.
I don’t have anything against Taylor Swift, but I really have no desire to know her political views. I think it’s actually a point in her favor that I do not know what her political views are, and neither do the idiot jerk reviewers criticizing her in their reviews of her new song, “Look What You Made Me Do.”
The Inconsistency of Actor Chris O’Dowd Regarding Religion – His 2017 Comments
(This post has been edited to add additional links or commentary)
One of my previous posts, out of several, critical of actor Chris O’Dowd, is already fifty feet long.
Rather than add more commentary to that post, making it even longer, I thought I’d make a new post, so here we are.
At this point, I guess you could say I am “hate-watching” O’Dowd’s career. I am not following his career out of fondness, no.
Sometimes news about O’Dowd comes across my radar. I was on one of my social media accounts yesterday, and there was a headline saying that his “Get Shorty” cable TV show has been renewed for a season two.
So, I sometimes don’t go looking for stuff on O’Dowd, it crosses my path.
I started out sort of liking the guy.
I assumed (oh so very wrongly) that O’Dowd must be as nice and considerate in real life as the nice cop character he played in the ‘Bridesmaids’ movie, which is why I googled him a few months after I first saw the movie on cable TV in 2015.
I thought around that time, well, if he’s as nice in real life and has played similar characters in other movies or shows, I may follow his career from here on out.
But the more I read about O’Dowd, the more disappointed I became.
Actor James Cromwell to Hollywood: We Need to ‘Get More Political,’ ‘Educate People on the Right’
This movie actor thinks that liberals need to be MORE publicly out-spoken about their political views? Is he serious? If he is…
No. No, no, no. One reason of several I started this blog a few months ago was to precisely call out and catalog the liberal entertainer habit of spouting off political views publicly, and lecturing the American people, and to kindly ask them to please, please knock it off.
Celebrities: please stop discussing politics in public.
No, I don’t need you to “educate me” about politics. That is an arrogant attitude.
I am college educated – most of you celebrities I’ve read about are not. You either dropped out of college and did not get a degree, or you did not attend at all, but you think you are in a place to lecture ME?
Liberal actors (and singers) already publicly pontificate on politics far too much as it stands.
I have been right wing my entire life and was a Republican until a couple of years now (I am now, currently, no longer affiliated with any political party).
What annoys me and bothers me is that these liberal celebrities, who have never met me, who don’t know me, never the less act rudely towards me – to people like me who buy their records, watch their movies – and they behave rudely and condescendingly because I don’t share their political sentiments; they go on to their social media accounts and TV shows and interviews insulting anyone who is not a liberal.
I have a few posts on this blog already with numerous examples of different celebrities who have publicly insulted Republicans, conservatives, and anyone else who is not a liberal Democrat.
I would suggest that actors and singers shut up about politics in public. You’re alienating people who may otherwise buy tickets to see your movies or concerts.
Actor and activist James Cromwell insists that Hollywood actors and actresses must get more involved in politics and rails against the American justice system and President Donald Trump in an interview released this week.
If the Nathan Rhodes Character Acted in the Bridesmaids Movie the Way Actor Chris O’Dowd Does In Real Life, Most Women Audience Members Would’ve Hated the Character
I will use this blog post to copy and paste any comments I made about O’Dowd on other sites. If I make any more. So far, there’s just the one.
I posted the following comment at a British site under an article about Chris O’Dowd.
O’Dowd just annoys me (ever since I found out he’s kind of jerky in real life), and it bothers me that there’s this perception of him as being a “Really Nice Guy” when he really is not one.
Months ago, when I first looked up info on O’Dowd (after having seen him in ‘Bridesmaids’), I came across some survey taken among British or Irish readers who were asked “out of everyone (or all Irish entertainers) you had to be stuck on a long car trip with, who would you choose.”
And I think O’Dowd was number one on the list, or in the top five.
For some reason, a lot of Europeans seem to be under the faulty impression that O’Dowd is this really great, nice guy who it would be enjoyable to spend time with.
Then, about a month ago, actor Jon Hamm said insome article that Chris O’Dowd is “one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.” I’m sure in person, O’Dowd is probably polite or rather friendly. I won’t dispute that.
“People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.”
I did leave some critical comments on their page, but nothing rude or hateful. In case the people at Kent Online disagree, however, I have copied my comments here:
My Comments on Kent Online, Aug 3, 2017:
What I have to say here is critical, but I don’t consider it “abusive,” so I hope this comment is not scrubbed from this page.
Had O’Dowd’s “Nathan Rhodes” character in the 2011 ‘Bridesmaids’ movie done or said some of the things O’Dowd has said and done in real life-
(such as, but not limited to, condescendingly and smugly insulting people for believing in a deity, or being politically right wing) –
-women audience members would have detested that Rhodes character, and much more so than the “jerk” character, “Ted,” played by actor Jon Hamm. I don’t think O’Dowd appreciates this fact at all.
I have no desire to watch O’Dowd in any future movies or TV shows, after having learned more about him online.
I really thought the character O’Dowd played in 2011’s “Bridesmaids” movie, the cop named Rhodes, was very sweet, so I was assuming (when I looked him up online after having seen the film) that he would be much the same way, but I was very wrong, and it was disappointing.