Who asked Hollywood to weigh in?
Hollywood is the Fantasy Island of opinionated “celebrities” who are not “celebrities” because they contributed to world peace, cured serious illnesses or in any way benefited mankind other than to tickle the emotions and transport us from reality for an hour or two by pretending to be someone they are not. They earn megabucks for having a good memory and good makeup artists, for their ability to take direction and for making “appearances” in designer frocks to maintain the enchantment of their “star status.”
Their self-indulgent lifestyles are totally unrelated to anything the average American calls life, but they feel justified in making public statements as to how we should think — or even vote, for that matter.
The amazing thing is they actually believe we should care what they think. The Hollywood entertainment industry is a like-minded community of people who have the audacity to deem themselves an authority on what’s right and wrong in our society, regardless of how many of them proudly sport the morals of alley cats. Moreover, they feel it’s their responsibility to hold people living in the real world accountable to their perception as to what’s good, bad or ugly.
Thank their publicists and the liberal media for encouraging that notion as they hang on every quote in quest of news and often hype to advance their own agenda. They’ve helped to convince these celebrities they are oracles of knowledge to whom the countr y should give ear off the screen, as if their perceptions of truth are more valid than even those found in the Bible.
The unreal Hollywood celebrity lifestyle, the amorality they embrace and their ignorance of navigating the real world relegates the entertainment community to the status of a poor resource for guidance in social or political matters that affect our lives and well-being.
A closing word about award ceremonies: They are to recognize the success of playing a role in a convincing manner; they are not a platform for the country’s brain trust, which Hollywood celebrities are not, to voice their political opinions to an audience who couldn’t care less about what they think. C.A. Grimstead, Dunkirk