As if the politicization of Sunday night football wasn’t enough, you can now have politics shoved down your throat while watching a concert too. At the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on September 23, Bono warned screaming fans against a Trump presidency, or as Rolling Stone put it, “spun the Republican nominee’s gloomy rhetoric into an optimistic message.”
With the media and Hollywood constantly bashing Christians, it’s refreshing to see a celebrity speak out about his faith – even if it’s young pop star turned bad boy turned devout Christian Justin Bieber. Religion News Service reported that on September 20, Bieber sang the Christian worship song “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever” to tens of thousands of fans on his Purpose Tour in Paris.
Mexican drug lord El Chapo was not the only one to threaten Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Check out the following slides to see ten examples of violent anti-Trump rhetoric.
The liberal Hollywood Avengers have assembled to defeat the evil Donald Trump!
On September 21, The Hollywood Reporter described how Avengers director Joss Whedon founded “Save the Day,” a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC. He donated $1 million to her campaign and is creating a series of online, “star-studded” comedy videos to combat low voter turnout among potential Clinton supporters, such as black men and Millennials. The plan is to produce 15 to 25 videos by the end of the election.
In a debacle The Root described as “When Your White Ally Goes Wrong” news, white David Simon tweeted the n-word and learned that what goes around comes around.
Upset that Donald Trump’s town-hall meeting on African-American issues will be hosted by white Sean Hannity, television writer-producer (The Wire, Treme) Simon tweeted the following:
Whatever you think of Kim Kardashian West, she certainly knows how to leverage her platform – sometimes for a very worthy cause. On September 17, the reality star and businesswoman made waves for a full page ad she wrote in tandem with the Armenian Educational Foundation. Published in the New York Times, the article condemned the media for contributing to genocide denial.
Should public schools teach sex-ed? How about masturbation? Actress Shailene Woodley votes yes, and The Huffington Post argues, “She’s got a point.” Ardent Bernie Sanders supporter Woodley advocated educating young girls about masturbation in an interview with The Edit, claiming “if masturbation were taught in school, I wonder how [many] fewer people would get herpes aged 16, or pregnant at 14?” Somehow, devoting education resources to teaching teens to pleasure themselves will lead to fewer STDs/pregnancies? Not quite sure how that works, but liberals will go for anything that promotes sex education in schools.
Many feminists are quick to define their squad by a certain set of ideological traits. Any woman who does not conform is simply not a true feminist. Yet interestingly, although “feminism” generally does not have room for conservatives, “womanhood” has room for transgender women, and “marriage” has room for gay, lesbian and polygamous unions. It’s a classic case of the limits of liberalism – every kind of diversity but ideology is welcomed. Here, we’ve compiled a list of ten quotes from feminists in news, politics and entertainment media. Some will make you cringe, but others will give you hope.
Well, Dick Cavett is still alive. That’s good to know. He’s also hale and hearty enough to pick up and run with the media’s double standard when it comes to the presidential candidates. The former TV talk show host believes Donald Trump, and not notorious liar and press conference-avoider Hillary Clinton, is getting a pass from the media. Writing in the September 15 Hollywood Reporter, Cavett, 79, attacked the Commander in Chief Forum, accusing Matt Lauer of allowing Trump to “spew some of his trade-mark, semi grammatical gobbledygook unchallenged” without “insisting on accuracy or some basic, easily verifiable factuality.”
This weekend, Chrissy Teigen embroiled herself in social media controversy when she refused to be “offended” at being offered “oriental dressing” during her in-flight meal. But when her followers erupted in anger over her calm, the 30-year-old model probably wished she could return to her salad days – the glorious time before Twitter existed.
There is no such thing as too far when it comes to liberals speaking out against Donald Trump. Take celebrities Rob Reiner, Chelsea Handler, Bill Maher, or pretty much anyone else for that matter. To add to the most recent Trump bashing, at the end of an interview with Billboard, rapper Mac Miller bemoaned that “it’s a fucking real possibility that he could become president of the United States …” In 2013, Miller came out with his song, “Donald Trump,” which became his first song to make the Bilboard Hot 100 chart. It also went Platinum.
Remember #OscarsSoWhite? Apparently, they still are. The Oscars’ racial makeup controversy lives on as the Academy continues its valiant quest for more racial diversity while ignoring any sort of ideological diversity. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on September 10, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, discussed the Academy’s A2020 plan. Revealed in 2015, A2020 is “a five-year plan to study practices at the Academy with the aim of improving the diversity of its own staff and governance while also bringing new voices into the organization. It is also intended to encourage and to push the industry to examine its hiring practices and to begin to make changes.” And by “new voices,” they mean new skin colors.