Irony is lost on the residents of Tinseltown. An open letter to American voters was released Tuesday morning by the progressive political action group MoveOn.org. The sole purpose of the letter is to take down Donald Trump. The pledge, #UnitedAgainstHate, has been signed by a who’s who of lefty Hollywood stars and activists. Signers “believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy.”
Think of the magazine Glamour and naturally thoughts turn to … left-wing politics. The women’s magazine hosted a Facebook Live conversation with Chelsea Clinton and avid Hillary supporters Lena Dunham and America Ferrara as part of Glamour's 51 million initiative. In this year's election, 51 million women under the age of 45 will be eligible to vote, and Hillary Clinton has an edge with that demographic. Glamour is doing what it can to increase that edge.
The best quote of the event was Chelsea Clinton's impassioned plea that Americans come out to vote, despite gender differences. "So I would just say urgently to every young woman, and yes every young man, um, every person who may not know their gender yet, or may have no gender identity -- whatever you care about is at stake in this election!"
In a new video released by Humanity for Hillary, celebs made a feminist plea for voting more women into office. And yes, #ThisIsWhatMyRevolutionLooksLike was a shameless plug for Hillary.
The advocacy group's website calls itself a "progressive collective of activists and artists creating smart, human strategies to counter false negatives about Hillary Clinton and communicate her truth." (Get that? “her truth.”) Further down the page, the site reads: "We strongly want more women, more people of color, and more Democrats in office." Of course they do, and that's just who they highlighted in their star-studded video.
Donald Trump may want to make America great again, but Miley Cyrus has another idea. The singer and former Disney star, who once called Donald Trump a “f**king nightmare,” is proud to be sporting a different take on the candidate’s campaign slogan. Over the weekend, the Miley posted a selfie on Instagram wearing a hat with the words ‘Make America Gay Again.’ And shortly before that, she posted another pic of her wearing a t-shirt with the same rainbow-colored quote.
The stars have aligned … with Hillary Clinton.
According to reports by Entertainment Weekly, ABC and CNN, the Hollywood Hillz fan club is coming out in full force for the DNC next week. Actresses Lena Dunham, Chloe Grace Moretz, America Ferrara and Debra Messing, actor Tony Goldwyn, The View host Star Jones and basketball pros Jason Collins, Jarron Collins and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will all speak at the convention. Singers Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga and Demi Lovato as well as actresses Elizabeth Banks and Eva Longoria will also be present.
The Republican convention’s rowdy chants about Hillary Clinton -- “Lock her up!” – have caused liberal journalists to get extremely distressed. In their lead editorial on July 21, The Washington Post fulminated that Team Trump’s “descent from standard red-meat partisanship to unprecedented accusations of criminality displays contempt for the rule of law and a startling disinterest in fact and reason.”
That’s strong brew. It’s too bad for them that it’s completely false. Somehow, the Post writers are acting like they were born yesterday, or slept through the last Republican presidency. They’ve chosen to overlook that their liberal friends in news and entertainment were active participants in an eight-year anti-GOP hatefest.
As much as Hollywood hates Donald Trump, it’s amazing how many of them actually watched the nominee’s highly anticipated RNC speech last night. What’s less amazing were the typical cries of doom and gloom on their Twitter feeds in the wake of Trump’s remarks.
The news about the first all-female Ghostbusters team was shortly overshadowed by the Twitter abuse black actress Leslie Jones received following the film’s debut. Then, the movie’s Executive Producer Dan Aykroyd said the offensive social media trolls would surely vote Republican. Great.
If Donald Trump wants to build a wall, he might consider one around Hollywood. After all, the majority of The Hollywood Reporter’s list of top 100 influencers are progressive liberals who donate to democratic congressman, committees and candidates. Thus it is only natural that these movers and shakers have taken to movies, shows and music to revile Donald Trump in whatever way possible. They know they have a potent platform to incite change. In the words of activist actress Kerry Washington, “We have power in what we do.”
Today, the eighth and final installment of NewsBusters’ special report, “Hillary Clinton’s Media Fan Club,” documenting how the media have helped fuel Clinton’s political campaign by showering her with fawning news coverage, even as they discredit her critics. Today, we document how the entertainment media is also firmly on Hillary’s side, and have also championed her presidential aspirations for years.
Forget The Bachelor. If you’re looking for a new dating show this fall, tune in to Finding Prince Charming – the first gay dating show of its kind. After all, as Entertainment Weekly’s deputy news director Breanne Heldman wrote, “fairytale romance isn’t limited to a man and a woman, so reality dating shows shouldn’t be either.”