Shocker: Celebrities Totally Avoid Discussing Politics During 2024 SAG Awards

February 26th, 2024 9:13 AM

Hollywood finally spared us of all the sanctimonious political lectures this year during the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards that aired live on Netflix on Saturday night, which is a stark contrast to previous years. 

You have to wonder if they were told to avoid politics from the higher-ups, or if they individually decided to do so on their own, especially considering that it’s an election year, the world possibly being on the brink of World War III and that our nation is facing the worst border crisis in U.S. history under President Joe Biden.

One might think that these mostly liberal celebrities who helped get Biden in the White House would be telling their fans to re-elect him, but no, Biden’s name was not even brought up once.

The lack of politics during the 2-plus hour show, is truly stunning when you take into account how much Hollywood had to say when Donald Trump was president. 

As you may remember, when it came Trump’s presidency, clueless celebrities typically had something negative to say whenever they were given a platform to do so. 

To be frank, it was a good thing that we didn't have to listen to celebrities blab on about politics during the awards show. That's how it should be.

Although, actress and singer Barbara Streisand did lightly denounce the rise of anti-semitism after receiving a Life Time Achievement Award, but failed to mention the atrocities committed against Jews by Hamas terrorists, the Biden Administration’s handling of the conflict or leftists openly supporting Hamas in the U.S.

I can't help but think back to the people who built this industry. Ironically, they were also escaping their own troubles. Men like Szmuel Gelbfisz, who changed his name to Samuel Goldwyn, Eliezer Meir who became Louis B. Mayer and the four Wonskolaser brothers who became Warner Brothers, –– they were all fleeing the prejudice they faced in Eastern Europe, simply because of their religion. And they were dreamers too, like all of us here tonight. And now I dream of a world where such prejudice was a thing of the past."

While the actors were quiet on politics, they were very outspoken on the Hollywood strike victory, with many actors using the stage to discuss the positive results of the strike. 

The SAG awards viewership had been sinking for years, some believe because of how political Hollywood has become. 

The question is now - with Hollywood being mum on polarizing political events, will it bring in more viewership in the future? 

We will have to wait and see.