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Sunday, March 04, 2018

Politics as a fashion accessory

"Less than a month after a school shooting that killed 17 people, several celebrities are reportedly planning to use the Oscars as a platform to raise awareness for gun control. People magazine reports that a group of A-listers will don orange pins from Everytown for Gun Safety, a nonprofit organization that advocates for gun control and works to reduce gun violence," KABC reported.

That's nice. It will go well with their rainbow flag lapel pins, their pink breast cancer awareness ribbons, and the mattress on their backs to protest campus rape.

OK, I made the last thing up. There was a Columbia University woman who walked around with a mattress on her back, evidently unaware of the circa 1950s derogatory remark about a loose woman.

Or maybe she was aware.

Awards ceremonies come with boutique politics. Two months ago, the Golden Globes' theme was the Me Too movement. Apparently Harvey Weinstein had sex with every other woman in Hollywood, and he was lousy at it.

Oprah gave a long-winded speech that had Hollywood going gaga about a 2020 presidential run against that deplorable Not My President.

But Oprah for President lasted about as long as Harvey Weinstein does in bed, and tonight the Oscars will try to reduce gun violence.

Oh, not in the movies. What are you talking about? Hollywood needs a remake of "Death Wish" to make up for the all-girl remake of "Ghost Busters."

No, Hollywood is serious about this subject, and will focus like a laser on reducing gun violence -- until the next awards show when the theme will be something else.

On the most important night in the film industry, these celebrities feel they must embrace some political crusade. It's sad when you think about it.

Instead of celebrating their trade, all these talented people are trying to give their life meaning by chasing the latest liberal outrage.

Last year, Meryl Streep received a lifetime achievement award. Instead of thanking the people she worked with and looking back upon her life and her accomplishments, she wasted her time denouncing the president.

Tonight, they'll be wearing orange pins. It's fashionable. It's flair. It's this week's cause.

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The media chose poorly.

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13 comments:

  1. Less than zero. Those are the chances of me watching that show tonight.

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  2. I would rather give the cat a bath

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  3. They just released a remake of death wish

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    1. Just what I was about to say! (Great minds, etc.)

      The remake is starring Bruce Willis, and it's got mixed reviews; it certainly isn't PC, so that worry is off the plate.

      Sounds to me like it won't be terrible, but nothing will ever match Charles Bronson's raw and powerful series of Death Wish films.

      [Full disclosure: the place I'm living now was owned by Charles Bronson, who kept the rent charges low. After he died, my rent has gone up a mere 260%, so I really regret his death!]

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  4. Where does the A listers armed security hang out during this event? With the $100,000 SUV in the parking lot?

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    1. Yeah and they keep the SUV running continuously too, just in case it's needed LOL
      JimNorCal

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  5. If they were sincere, they would dismiss their heavily armed security detail and go completely gun free at the venue.

    Put up or shut up.

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  6. An on-point suggestion for Hollywood from street artist Sabo.
    http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/03/01/three-billboards-inspires-pre-oscars-signs-about-hollywood-pedophiles.html

    JimNorCal

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  7. “Two months ago, the Golden Globes' theme was the Me Too movement. Apparently Harvey Weinstein had sex with every other woman in Hollywood, and he was lousy at it.”

    Makes the award ceremony sound like the wall of the ladies’ john.

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  8. The “stars” will be required to wear a certain number of pins to increase the flair factor, ala Chotchkies restaurant in Offixe Space.

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  9. Don,you can not be this naive,they use it to promote a crap film,so it brings in more money.Remember the one about two gay cowboys."On the most important night in the film industry, these celebrities feel they must embrace some political crusade. It's sad when you think about it.

    Instead of celebrating their trade, all these talented people are trying to give their life meaning by chasing the latest liberal outrage."

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  10. "It will go well with their rainbow flag lapel pins, their pink breast cancer awareness ribbons, and the mattress on their backs to protest campus rape."

    Forgot the pussy hats, Don.

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