Category: Entertainment

Feb 11 2020

Woke Oscars Flop

The 2020 Oscars had the lowest rating of all time, falling 11% from the previous record low. Next year, a new record will be set, because the spectacle continued to wallow in the sanctimonious moonbattery that has been driving audiences away.

These ceremonies might be worth watching as an opportunity to laugh at the cognitively deficient, jewel-encrusted Marxists who serve as America’s royalty. But you would need a cast iron stomach to sit through it.

Kyle Smith clues us in on what most of us wisely missed:

“We have gathered on the ancestral lands of the Tongva, Tataviam and the Chumash,” Taika Waititi said solemnly at the 92nd Academy Awards on Sunday.

Taika wasn’t the wackiest kook to take the stage. That would be the Joker.

“We’re talking,” said Joaquin Phoenix as he accepted his Best Actor award for “Joker,” “about the fight against the belief, one nation, one race, one gender or one species has the right to dominate, control and use and exploit another with impunity.”

Thinking that humans have a right to “exploit” other species is speciesism — a serious thought crime among the Hollyweird elite. Despite their caviar and private jets lifestyle, they believe that the rest of us should go back to a level of existence that predates the domestication and even the hunting of animals.

Comically maudlin and self-righteous, Phoenix even scolded us for drinking milk:

“We steal [a cow’s] baby even though her cries of anguish are unmistakable and then we take her milk that’s intended for her calf and we put it in our coffee and our cereal.”

It doesn’t occur to a moonbat that the cows would not even exist if we did not raise them for their milk, meat, and skin. How many wild cows graze in the wilderness of Beverly Hills?

One clunky joke after another proved that PC is the enemy of comedy. Josh Gad mentioned his movie “‘Frozen 2,’ or as climate change deniers call it, ‘Not Frozen 2.’” Best Supporting Actor Brad Pitt threw away his cool factor with the sub-Jimmy Kimmel line, “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” At least Pitt is a big name, unlike the parade of semi-obscure introducers evidently hired to add diversity (Mindy Kaling, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Zazie Beetz).

But there could never be enough Affirmative Action to placate the wokescolds.

If the girl-power trio of Brie Larson, Sigourney Weaver and Gal Gadot and the girl-comedy duo of Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph were meant to rub America’s noses in the fact that the Academy membership didn’t nominate any women for Best Director, it came off as a bunch of extremely rich, overprivileged people whining about nothing. …

“All women are superheroes!” Weaver proclaimed. All women? Really? Prove it, Oscar. Next year you can invite Sarah Palin, Ivanka Trump and Roseanne Barr to present Best Picture.

But of course, women only count as women if they are associated with leftist politics, just as Clarence Thomas doesn’t count as black.

It used to be that many actors were admirable Americans. Now, with increasingly rare exceptions, they are contemptibly hypocritical preachy left-wing screwballs.

Some of them are too shallow even to come up with their own progressive talking points. Via Breitbart:

Last week, Phoenix’s name surfaced in a report from Vulture noting how Hollywood stars are increasingly relying on speechwriting agencies, some of them run by partisan operatives who previously worked for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, to help them craft their acceptance speeches.

Someone should have listened to Ricky Gervais:

But all the Tinseltown glitterpigs hear is their self-congratulations ringing in their ears. They have alienated half of the country and are now working on the other half. By now, it is hard to see how even liberals can stomach them.

On tips from Zack VC, Varla, Rapinhoe, and Ellen O. Hat tip: WayneDupree.com.

Feb 09 2020

RIP Robert Conrad

Actors that make for suitable role models are precious and become rarer with every passing year, so it is especially sad to see Wild, Wild West star Robert Conrad pass away from heart failure yesterday in Malibu at age 84.

Conrad was cast as the sort of men you could admire. Nowadays, his roles would be denounced as reflecting “toxic masculinity.”

Unsurprisingly, he was a countermoonbat. Via IMDb:

Conrad’s politics veered towards conservatism; in 1981, he and Charlton Heston were instrumental in toppling Ed Asner and his liberal contingent from power in the Screen Actors Guild.

Tinseltown isn’t making any more Robert Conrads. At least we still have Clint Eastwood.

Actors used to have multiple talents.

On tips from Sean C, Stormfax, and Rapinhoe.

Feb 03 2020

Sesame Street to Feature Cross-Dressing LGBT Activist Billy Porter

LGBT activist Billy Porter must be the liberal establishment’s point man in the campaign to corrupt young children. As noted earlier, the cross-dressing freakazoid was chosen to play the Fairy Godmother in a debased Sony Pictures remake of the wholesome 1950 Disney classic Cinderella. Now they are going to feature him on Sesame Street.

Via LifeSiteNews:

Porter, best known as Pray Tell in the FX’s LGBT ballroom drama Pose and for wearing extravagant dresses, will appear during the 51st season of the beloved children’s show, according to Sesame Street’s official Facebook page.

This isn’t entirely new ground for Sesame Street. In 2017…

…its song “Anyone Can Play” purported to smash gender norms for children’s toys and costumes, including the lyrics “some boys like to play dolls” while the male character Grover is seen in a purple dress.

In the absence of significant pushback, liberal social engineers have predictably escalated their attack on wholesomeness and normalcy.

At this point, the Culture War is a mop-up operation. There’s no need to be subtle about the agenda.

On tips from Frances J, Stormfax, and Adam.

Jan 29 2020

Grammys: Is This the Jerry Springer Show?

If Mark Dice can sit through the Grammy Awards, you can sit through his 4 1/2 minute summary of the event. You don’t want what pop culture is turning into to catch you by surprise:

On tips from KirklesWorth and Ellen O.

Jan 18 2020

Salon Denounces 1917 for “Falling in Line With Trumpism”

The moonbats at Salon admit that 1917 is an excellent movie, but they warn you not to watch it anyway, because this film about a war fought for nationalistic purposes is unforgivably nationalistic and therefore “falls in line with Trumpism.”

If duty, honor, courage, love of country, et cetera are now called Trumpism, let’s have more Trumpism. But to please moonbat reviewers, the heroes would have to be squishy and useless Bowe Bergdahl types, soulfully examining their navels rather than fighting, and then deserting or defecting to the enemy.

Sarah Corriher is aghast at the moonbattery:

On a tip from Ellen O.

Jan 15 2020

Netflix Show Features Child Corrupted by Drag Culture

Here’s what you are missing if you don’t give money every month to the social engineers at Netflix:

On Friday, January 10, Netflix premiered a new show co-created by drag queen RuPaul, titled AJ and the Queen [… which is] about a 10-year-old child who accompanies Robert (RuPaul), a gay male drag performer who goes by “Ruby Red,” as he travels across the country performing in drag shows at mostly gay bars. …

The child, AJ (Izzy G.), is the daughter of a drug-addicted prostitute. She wants to be a boy “because people leave boys alone.” She hides her long hair under a boyish hat and does her best to look and act like a 10-year-old boy instead of a girl. The show is one long exposure of this child to sexualized adult situations in which she does not belong, all under the guise of the drag queen and the child “bonding” cross-country.

Good old family entertainment, Netflix style:

A “top” is a homosexual who does the molesting, as opposed to a “bottom,” who gets to bite the pillow.

The show is representative of the transgender/drag queen phenomenon, which is obsessed with corrupting the innocence of children. Obvious examples include grooming-oriented drag queen story hours, child drag queens like Desmond Is Amazing and Queen Lactacia, and the horrifying chemotransition of small children into grotesque facsimiles of the opposite sex.

Modern society has willfully descended to depths of sin and depravity not seen since Sodom and Gomorrah.

On a tip from Kate P.

Jan 15 2020

Star Wars Music Denounced as Racist

A social justice warrior’s work is never done, because racism is everywhere. Consider Star Wars, a franchise that was ruined many films ago by its fanatical devotion to political correctness (see e.g. here, here, here, here, here, and here). You may have to be a Stanford PhD student like Jeffrey Chen to notice it, but even Star Wars is racist.

This was published not in some obscure academic journal but in the Washington Post:

Star Wars is shot with “Orientalizing” stereotypes — patronizing tropes that represent an imagined East, or the Orient, as inferior to the rational, heroic West. Think, for example, of the uniformed conformity of the evil Empire vs. the scrappy (American) individualism of the rebel heroes, the vague Eastern mysticism of the Force and its Shaolin-cum-Samurai practitioners, and the uncomfortable racial stereotypes embodied in the hookah-smoking Jabba and the miserly Watto.

Chen is particularly incensed by the racist score composed by John Williams.

Williams’s music associates the “good guys” with the grand orchestral style of the European Romantics (think of the beautifully hummable melodies for Luke, Leia and Rey), while the themes for the “bad guys” are expressed in the vocabulary of Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern music.

If Williams were more woke, he would have realized that alien foreign cultures should always be associated with good, and our own culture with bad.

But this music reinforces, even at an unconscious level, the primacy of Western culture against an imagined “other” that reproduces harmful prejudices in pop culture that, given the power of mass media, has larger political consequences.

Perhaps we would have already achieved utopia if not for musical scores that reinforce the primacy of a culture that must be erased.

Worst of all, Williams is Caucasian.

The practice of hiring white composers to imitate non-Western music when it comes time to introduce bad guys, usually with a European-style orchestra, continues to this day.

No worries, moonbats. When utopia has been imposed, thought criminals like John Williams will be too busy breaking rocks in gulags to compose racist music.

In the meantime, expanding the Affirmative Action that so conspicuously determines casting so that composers are also selected by race might help alleviate the racism:

There are plenty of young composers of non-Western descent whose work deserves to be heard and to frame our stories…

It is not hyperbole to observe that liberal intellectuals are explicitly attempting to abolish our culture. They are quite open about this:

The continuous association of the alien with non-Western music is, by implication, an argument that Western music should be the norm against which all other traditions are judged. This reinforces American identity as being distinctly Western European in sound, even if we have moved past this thinking in other areas, especially in matters of race.

Imagine an American in China demanding that Chinese music not be associated with heroes in movies. It wouldn’t fly, because Chinese culture is not in the process of being extirpated.

Piece by piece, all of American civilization will be denounced as racist and eradicated, until it will be as if we had never existed. It’s a big job, but without it, much of academia would have nothing to do.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

Jan 12 2020

Mayor Pete Scented Candle Next?

Hollyweird moonbat Gwyneth Paltrow’s public obsession with her private parts is paying off. A candle that supposedly smells like her vagina may be an even bigger hit than her coffee enema.

Via Daily Mail:

The 47-year-old actress has listed a $75 candle, which she has cheekily named ‘This Smells Like My Vagina’, for sale in her online Goop shop…

The candle sold out, suggesting a way Pete Buttigieg might raise funds for his campaign if only he could capture the right scent.

On tips from Varla, Stormfax, Frances J, and Bluto.

Jan 07 2020

Liberal Establishment Defends Hollyweird Hypocrisy

Since Ricky Gervais kicked Hollyweird in the pants at the Golden Globes over its hypocrisy, the whole liberal establishment has had to sit down gingerly. The Washington Post made a point to tell us that we don’t think the thrashing Gervais gave the liberal elite on its own stage was important. Actual WaPo headline:

At the Golden Globes, Gervais’s sharpest barb poked Hollywood’s piety. Nobody cared.

The piece is full of petty snipes putting down Gervais on behalf of the pompous liberal elite phonies he ridiculed. Since this is WaPo, it is interlaced with irrelevant propaganda suggesting that Trump started World War III by pushing back against Iran’s bullying.

As noted at The Blaze,

Elitists like those who work for the Post just don’t understand because they are part of the celebrity culture that Gervais was attacking.

What they understand is that it now hurts when they sit down. In case you missed it:

The funniest part is the shocked and befuddled looks on Tom Hanks’s face.

Gervais was not the only one to highlight Tinseltown’s conspicuous hypocrisy. Global warming true believer Joaquin Phoenix called on his fellow Hollyweirdos to cut down on the private jet flights. By then, producers of the spectacle had had enough:

On tips from Varla, Blackjack, KirklesWorth, and Kate P.

Jan 04 2020

Jaws V: Moonbattery Jumps the Shark

Jaws and its sequels were ideologically problematic, depicting man-eating sharks as villains. These films will go down the Memory Hole after they have been replaced with a new version that reflects our current values, as expressed in this weepy story from the Daily Star:

A great white shark that died on a beach in New Zealand was dragged ashore and beaten to death by a mob of men, witnesses are claiming. …

While it was assumed to have beached itself, there are now reports the female shark was purposefully caught – a serious crime under New Zealand law.

It’s probably right up there with possessing the means of self-defense. Catching or harming a sacred man-eating white shark can get you up to 6 months in jail and a massive fine.

Enraged witnesses squeal that the men kicked the poor shark and laughingly took selfies by it as it died.

They claim when other people tried to intervene and help the shark, the group became “exceptionally intimidating”.

They weren’t polite and nice like the shark.

Some reportedly even conspired to eat the shark, the way sharks eat swimmers. It’s okay when sharks do it, because the sharks were here first.

When authorities arrived, they helped lifeguards pull the shark back into the water. But then they realized that it was dead, its happy days of munching on surfers tragically ended.

This could be the starting point for the new politically correct Jaws. After a reenactment of the real-life scene on the beach, the camera plunges into the ocean to reveal that it had all been witnessed by the dead shark’s lesbian partner.

Tears of grief cloud her gentle eyes. She grimly resolves to hunt down her partner’s murderers one by one and inflict righteous justice as the audience cheers.

Steven Spielberg might like to direct, even if he says he won’t remake Jaws. It would allow him to make amends for his offensively sharkophobic original.

On a tip from Bluto.

Dec 29 2019

Hallmark Channel Christmas Movies as Nazi Propaganda

It doesn’t matter that the Hallmark Channel has pulled a Chick-fil-A by agreeing to prostrate itself before LGBT militants (see here and here). It has a reputation for providing wholesome entertainment to regular Americans; therefore, it warrants a Two Minutes Hate.

While countermoonbats were wishing her a Merry Christmas, liberal propagandist Amanda Marcotte responded by revealing on Christmas Day that Hallmark Channel Christmas movies are “fascist propaganda”:

Running down this year’s schedule of Christmas movie offerings is like a trip into an uncanny valley of shiny-teethed, blow-dried heteronormative whiteness, with only a few token movies with characters of color. …

Hallmark movies, as cloying and saccharine as they are, constitute the platonic ideal of fascist propaganda.

She means literally fascist, i.e., typical of Nazi Germany, where…

…the majority of movies approved by the Nazi minister of propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, were escapist and feather-light, with a Hallmark movie-style emphasis on the importance of “normality.”

There’s plenty of reason that empty-headed kitsch fits neatly in the authoritarian worldview.

Even while advocating ever more unacceptable extremes of Big Government authoritarianism, liberals continue to denounce those who won’t succumb to them as authoritarians. The hypocrisy is so staggering that it may be a deliberate attempt to disorient their opponents.

Marcotte says Hallmark Channel Christmas movies are authoritarian due to the lack of “real passion or deeper emotion.”

Instead of characters driven by real feelings, therefore, the guiding hand of “normalcy” pulls the characters along through narratives…

If there is one thing that moonbats feel compelled to eradicate, it is normalcy.

Like all bad things, Hallmark Channel Christmas movies can be linked to white nationalism:

Hallmark movies, with their emphasis on returning home and the pleasures of the small, domestic life, also send a not-at-all subtle signal of disdain for cosmopolitanism and curiosity about the larger world, which is exactly the sort of attitude that helps breed the kind of defensive white nationalism that we see growing in strength in the Donald Trump era.

Marcotte supports this allegation by quoting the Federalist as admitting that “Hallmark Christmas movies are noticeably Christian.” The horror.

On a tip from KirklesWorth.

Dec 26 2019

Donald Trump Cameo Purged From Home Alone 2

In 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith’s job is to retroactively edit published content to bring it into compliance with ever-shifting official dogma. His skills would be in high demand in today’s media sector. Ideological rigidity has reached the point of Donald Trump’s cameo getting deleted from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Via ComicBook.com:

According people sounding off on social media, they have noticed that Trump’s cameo has been edited out of the version of the film airing on CBC. Given Trump’s divisive demeanor, many are quick to assume the move is politically motivated but the broadcaster denies that this was the case for the Home Alone 2 broadcast.

Watch now before it disappears down the Memory Hole forever:

Since Tinseltown is out of ideas anyway, the future for the film industry may be making remakes of remakes so as to keep all movies perpetually purged of political incorrectness.

On tips from KirklesWorth, Varla, and Lyle. Hat tip: PJ Media.

Dec 22 2019

Michelle Wolf: Abortion Made Me Feel Like God

Much of the Left’s intellectual firepower comes from comedians. They are responsible for issuing marching orders and talking points to rank and file moonbats whose flabby minds can’t focus on grownup programming like news. Jon Stewart perfected the tactic of spewing pure moonbattery, they ducking behind the “Hey, I’m just a comedian” defense when called out on the irresponsibility not to mention idiocy of his political propaganda. Speaking through professional clowns allows the liberal establishment to tell us what it really feels. For example, comedienne Michelle Wolf reveals that abortion is a sacrament to progressives because snuffing out an innocent life makes them feel like God.

NewsBusters reports on her recent Netflix (of course) comedy special Joke Show.

After earning rounds of applause from her degenerate audience by proclaiming that women should be able to get abortions “for any reason you want” and that ending your own child’s life does not have to be “a big deal”…

Wolf further tried to destigmatize the baby-killing, saying that her own abortion wasn’t a big deal for her and lamenting that women “feel like you should have this sense of shame after you get an abortion.” To that she claimed, “you can feel any way you want after an abortion. Get one! See how you feel.”

Sincere advice or a depraved attempt at humor? You can take it either way. That’s the point of preaching politics within the context of standup comedy.

Teeing up the big line, however, Wolf asked, “You know how my abortion made me feel? Very powerful.” Still it wasn’t over: “You know how people say you can’t play God?” She followed it with a heavy cringe-inducing quip.

“I walked out of there being like, ‘Move over Morgan Freeman, I am God!’” Wolf quipped, referencing the actor famous for playing God in Bruce Almighty.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Michelle Wolf pass off abortion advocacy as tasteless comedy. From last year:

That’s our culture if liberals prevail.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 17 2019

Hallmark Channel Caves Again to Militant Degenerates

The Hallmark Channel, a lonely island of old-fashioned wholesomeness in a sea of degeneracy, continues to sink beneath the waves. Recently, we read that it had succumbed to LGBT bullies and plans to feature unnatural sexual relationships in its famous Christmas movies. Now it has caved again.

Via Entertainment Weekly:

Following intense criticism, Hallmark CEO Mike Perry is apologizing after the Hallmark Channel pulled multiple ads for the wedding planning site Zola in which same-sex couples were shown kissing.

“We are truly sorry for the hurt and disappointment this has caused,” Perry [whimpered] in a statement obtained by EW. “Across our brand, we will continue to look for ways to be more inclusive and celebrate our differences.”

That is, to drive away their viewers at the behest of militant activists like GLAAD, which rallied social justice warriors against them for pulling the tasteless and immoral commercials.

The statement also notes that the “Hallmark Channel will be reaching out to Zola to reestablish our partnership and reinstate the commercials,” and will be working with GLAAD on LGBTQ inclusion in its brands.

Gay militants now call the shots at the Hallmark Channel. Welcome to utopia.

Abject surrender to moonbat social engineers is no guarantee of good treatment. As many children learn on the playground, if you move when bullies push you, they will push you more.

This craven betrayal is unlikely to mollify actress Hilarie Burton, who has been screeching on Twitter that “bigotry comes from the top and permeates the whole deal over there [at the Hallmark Channel].”

No matter how extreme the Hallmark Channel’s future attempts to make obsequious obeisance to “inclusion,” until they stand their ground, they will never get the bullies off their back.

On tips from Bluto, Stormfax, Rapinhoe, and Steve T.

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