If you like to watch the major awards shows but prefer them without political commentary, the next four years will be trying for your patience.
Sunday night was the Grammys, and Los Angeles celebrities once again took advantage of the spotlight to remind America where they stand on Donald Trump…as if anyone was confused about that. With the exception of one previously-unknown singer who dared to wear a Make America Great Again dress to the show (vaulting her to the number one spot on iTunes), the rest of Hollywood’s musical luminaries used their time before the microphone to spew the usual liberal nonsense.
You get the idea that most of these singers and actors are completely baffled as to how Trump got elected. They appear to inhabit a world where there’s no such thing as conservatism. There are Democrats – the default, caring, wonderful party of THE REAL AMERICA. And then there are the Republicans – the evil foil that only exists to hate blacks, Mexicans, gays, and everyone else who isn’t a white, straight, Christian man.
Liberal Hollywood would like us to believe that Donald Trump is uniquely evil, but we have longer memories than they do. They were pulling the same crap back in the George W. Bush days. They used the same Hitler messaging. They called him a fascist moron who was trying to take over the world. It’s all the same playbook. Only the names have changed.
They live in a bubble, and we get that. They think their careers depend on toeing the line, and maybe they’re right about that.
But how do they not understand that the people who buy their albums and watch their movies are not the same people they surround themselves with in Hollywood? How can you be so obtuse as to think that 60 million Trump-voting Americans are racist Nazis who want to start building the Fourth Reich?
Next up on the award-show calendar will be the Oscars, and that show will probably outdo all the rest when it comes to liberal commentary.
But if there’s anyone struggling to get noticed in Hollywood, they might want to take a page out of Joy Villa’s book and offer an olive branch to those Americans who have a different view of the world.