#Hollywood brags about being open minded and free thinking. That is true, until you disagree with them. If you are surprised by the vitriol that is coming from the stars of the silver screen, do not be. Hollywood has a long history of trying to destroy anyone who disagrees with them whether it be on the right or the left.
Consider the Golden Globes last week. Instead of talking about entertainment and their upcoming films, Leftist celebrities used the platform to make themselves look even more elitist. Meryl Streep's bizarre Anthony Weiner-style rant lectured Americans on what "art" is.
Most Americans did not care what Mrs. Streep thought of football or mixed martial arts.
Celebrities against freedom of thought
Hollywood railed against the blacklist in the era of the Red Scare. They applauded writers and actors with Communist leanings like Dalton Trumbo, writer for the hit film "Spartacus" though he clearly supported the murderous Joseph Stalin. Hollywood executives fought the blacklist with all their vigor.
Today, there is a new Hollywood blacklist. This time, however, it is being brought on by the very people who fought against the previous one. The purveyors of freedom of speech and creative thought are imposing a new ban. All because of their distaste for President-elect #Donald Trump..
They have made bad PSA after PSA with celebrities telling the electors to vote against Trump in the electoral college. That one starred Martin Sheen. The next video featured celebrities including Emma Stone singing the hit song "I will survive" very poorly. The irony is, the song is about leaving a bad relationship. Maybe they are saying they are leaving the Left.
Turning on their own
Nicole Kidman, #Steve Harvey, and Tom Hanks have all expressed that they hope that Donald Trump will be a good president. You would think with Hollywood preaching tolerance that most of them would be understanding. That has not been the case.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the "Sully" star said, "I hope this president-elect does such a great job that I vote for his re-election in four years." While he did not get the visceral reaction others did, many on the Left expressed disappointment.
Some even hoped Hanks would run for president in 2020. Hanks rebuffed those rumors.
Nicole Kidman told Access Hollywood Friday, "I just say, (Trump's) now elected and we as a country need to support whoever's the president because that's what this country is based on." That was followed by "Avengers" director Joss Whedon tweeting a picture of her calling her a puppet and referring to her as "turd." He has faced no backlash and no cries of sexism for his offensive tweet.
Steve Harvey committed the worse sin of all. He actually met with the president-elect at Trump Tower. There has been outcries from fans, politicians, celebrities and more. Harvey expressed surprise at the backlash. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Harvey told his listeners, "On a personal note, a lot of y'all hurt me."
These are just some of the celebrities who have kept a level head when it comes to the election. To be fair, none of them endorsed Donald Trump. However, Hollywood is more interested in lecturing America on what they think they should do and silencing dissenters. What Hollywood needs to realize is, the American people do not care.