It was gratifying to read an article by the New York Times that lambasted the Hollywood elite. And it appeared on the front page of the paper! In the piece the Times implied that actors and movie executives are rich, self-aggrandizing and white. I would add that they eschew other types of diversity, could care less about income equality and have absolutely no humility.
Every year Americans are subjected to endless award programs where the beautiful people walk on red carpets in expensive designer clothing while the media and entertainment groupies drool all over them. No industry loves giving its members more awards than the movie business.
What sickens some Americans is that so many young people waste their lives away trying to make it in the business, while so few succeed. Is there any industry that hoses its interns worse than Hollywood? Talk about income inequality, compare the millions paid to actors to the interns who pamper them and are abused by them. Hollywood is the only industry where it’s an honor to serve spoiled, immoral and moronic actors, actresses and divas, who expect you to do if for free.
Many people enjoy watching the beautiful women in their gowns designed by Chanel, Herrera and Dior sashaying across the red carpet and up to the stage to have to have their butts kissed by sycophants. But I’ve had enough.
On Oscar night I couldn’t stand it any longer and turned the TV to another channel. In the morning I learned that La La Land was declared best picture by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, and it was an error. How difficult is it for these geniuses to report results correctly?
When you think about it actors don’t have to be rocket scientists to read lines and emote. Their compensation far exceeds the skills necessary to perform. Yet the public idolizes Hollywood celebrities. You might respond by saying that athletes are in the same boat, and I would agree. But at least athletes do something physical that justifies their worth. Actors merely memorize lines and look gorgeous.
But what drives average folks crazy is the gall of Hollywood types that suggest they know the first thing about politics. If this group would steer clear of making idiotic statements about our government, I would be happy. They fail to recognize that they have no influence over other Americans because they’re only interested in going to parties and hooking up with scores of other people just like themselves. I would be shocked if any of the Hollywood types even read the first section of the newspaper.
Frankly I don’t give a damn what Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg or George Clooney have to say about the federal government or Donald Trump or any political issue. Someone should ask these people why Obamacare should not be amended. The responses would be a real hoot.
In the final days of the 2016 presidential election Beyonce, Jay Z, Bon Jovi, Chance the Rapper, Bruce Springsteen and many other celebrities tried to help Hilary Clinton. How did that work out? Nobody cared about what they had to say.
Hollywood performers should just cash their outsized pay checks, look great, collect awards and keep their stupid opinions to themselves. Note: I stipulate that actors and all Americans have a constitutional right to say anything they please. But everybody else has a constitutional right to ignore them.