Rarely is Hollywood called out for their incredible self-absorption.

Multiple Hollywood award shows give celebrities the world’s biggest microphone from which they spout their politically correct views of the world.  From the podiums of the Oscars, the Tonys, and the Grammys, the 1% of the entertainment industry has denigrated the views of at least half of America.

Rarely is Hollywood called out for their incredible self-absorption, but that’s exactly what happened last night at the Golden Globes.  Host and comedian Ricky Gervais absolutely skewered the A-List celebrities for their hypocrisy over several issues – which left Tom Hanks looking like this:

Gervais had already hosted the awards ceremony four times.  During his fifth and final time, he went out with a bang.  “Let’s have a laugh — at your expense,” he began.  

He was not kidding.

  1. He said that if the Academy Awards could fire Kevin Hart for  offensive tweets, the Globes shouldn’t have hired him.  “Lucky for me the Hollywood Foreign Press can barely speak English.” 
  • He said he arrived in a limo. “Felicity Huffman made the license plate.” As the New York Post’s Kyle Smith wrote, “Ouch. Half the people in that room worked with Felicity Huffman and probably a lot more than half pulled strings to get their kids into college.”
  • He also said that all of the people in the room “all have one thing in common — they’re all terrified of Ronan Farrow.”
  • Then, he made an “Epstein didn’t kill himself” joke.  When the room groaned, he said, “Sorry, I know he’s your friend.” 
  • He also slammed the would be politicizing of the actors and actresses that were coming onstage, explaining that they have no moral authority to lecture the rest of America about anything.  “You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything,” Gervais said. “You know nothing about the real world. Most of you’ve spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg … So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f–k off. Okay?”
  • He explained that they work for various types of big corporations they decry, for companies that run “sweatshops in China. You say you’re ‘woke’ … If ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent.”
  • Then, he went after the sacred cow of race.  It’s become popular at these awards ceremonies to do “death reels,” showing all of the people who died since the last one.  He said he didn’t like this idea, because of race. “When I saw the list of people who died, it wasn’t diverse enough, it was mostly white people and I thought, no, not on my watch.”

Yikes.

Again, Smith put it best when he said that Hollywood sees itself as “dedicated craftsmen, important artists, world thought leaders.”  Everyone else sees them as “criminals, perverts and dopes — a gang of pretentious jerkwads who dropped out of high school when people noticed they were pretty, then mistakenly started to think their insights on world affairs matter.”

Exactly.  Gervais’s stunning honesty caused woke Twitter to go apoplectic.  The rest of us were left laughing, and wondering why it took so long for someone to finally point out that the emperor has no clothes. 

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.