Christina Applegate Lectures Americans, Won't 'Shut Up' About Politics...
Christina Applegate is quite cross with people who think celebrities should shut up about politics (see Dumbass Celebrity Has-Beens DEMAND Electoral College Blocks Trump and T.J. Miller Arrested for Assaulting a Cab Driver for “Supporting Trump”). How angry? She tweeted about it!
weird to me when you say I can't have a voice .I'm also a mother,a daughter and a human.i was birthed the same way you were— christina applegate (@christina applegate) 1485830829.0
I find it so offensive when people say those of us can't talk. You talk! You spew So I'm exempt? Because I chose my work? What the fuck???— christina applegate (@christina applegate) 1485830993.0
There were a few more tweets to go with it, but they can best be summed up with this...
Her outburst yet again proves that leftists, in general, are reactionary and out of control. And this one at least has issues with proper capitalization and sentence spacing. As someone who's guilty of plenty of typos, you may think this is rather like playing a game of fetch in my glass house. Using hand grenades. Nope. Learn how to use the shift key, Chrissy. And the space bar. But not to excess.
Secondly, no one is saying celebrities can't speak up. In fact, on this site at least, I'm glad they do. The more a leftist celebrity opens their trap to unleash a barrage of flailing inanity, the easier my job is. Plus, it's fun to write posts like this wherein I get to ridicule self-important bobbleheads. From their loony tweeting to the content they thought valuable enough to shart over the net. Two birds.
Thirdly, Americans are tired of ELITISM. Look at the SAG award speeches. Phrases like "we have a duty" or "it is a responsibility we are honored to have," when coming from actors and producers who shop on Rodeo Drive? Mmm... not what the people want so much.
Addressing matters of policy is as much an actress's "responsibility" as it is a steel-worker's duty to proselytize about marketing strategy around the office. Now, can he talk politics in the break room? Sure. But he wasn't hired to do that. That's the problem with the entertainment industry. When we pay to see their movies or download their songs, we are hiring them to entertain us, each and every time. We are not hiring them to discuss politics. And if we, the customers, don't like their political side? It's our right to not hire them again. Actions meet consequences.
It would be one thing if your HR director said, "Man, you know what, I'm just really worried about some of these policies and how they will affect America." No one would be furious.
Imagine if that same person screamed, "DONALD TRUMP, F*CK YOU!"
No one in the office would like them. It's a bit decisive. Also, lazy. At least have something to offer behind your curse word.
All this to say, this is how the real world works. And precisely why Hollywood seems out of touch with it. Not that we can blame them. They're paid to live in fantasyland.