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Hollywood Relatability Found in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

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If you watched the 2020 Golden Globes, you likely got something completely different than the liberal, pat-on-the-back routines that usually constitute TV award shows. 

Instead, you listened to Ricky Gervais exposing Hollywood and their hypocrisy for what it is. 

He called out the elites for their often politically-bent acceptance speeches, more than subtly mentioning that they have no expertise in the political arena and should really just take their award, say thank you, and sit back down. 

Many reactions I’ve seen since then contain the sentiment of “Finally, someone said it.” 

Hollywood is hopelessly out of touch with many Americans, and everyone knows it. Ricky Gervais got on a stage in front of many of the elite and said it to their faces. 

The election-year of 2020 provides us an opportunity to look back at an excellent example of just how far removed the entertainers of Hollywood really are. 

Before Donald Trump became our 45th president, many actors and artists told us they would leave the country if he won the election. As another election year begins, I wonder how many more will take the solemn vow to fly to Canada...or Mexico...or Spain...or Australia or wherever else if Trump wins again. 

As sad as I would be to say goodbye to these all-important, ever-contributing members of our society, it would still be quite entertaining if, once again, more Hollywood elites promise to fly away if Trump gets the nomination. They’re entertainers by trade, like circus performers, so the public doesn’t take what they say seriously anyway. 

Just look at all the celebrities who told us they would leave if Trump won in 2016: 

Barbra Streisand said in a 60 Minutes interview that she would either move to Australia or Canada if Trump won. Three years after Trump’s victory, she’s still here, despite her multiple options abroad. 

Bryan Cranston, a famous television actor, said he would “definitely” move if Trump won in 2016, adding his disbelief that Trump would ever win. However, the actor currently resides in Southern California, which is “definitely” within the United States. 

Comedian Chelsea Handler was thinking ahead, admittedly having already purchased a house elsewhere in the world before the 2016 election, saying, “I did buy a house in another country, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t, I will leave the country.” 

Chelsea Handler really dealt a blow to all those people who threaten to leave the country and then don’t. People like Chelsea Handler. 

These political agendas and empty promises obviously hurt the credibility of our distinguished celebrities, but they also have another effect. They show how grossly ignorant and indifferent these entertainers are to the views of the millions of Americans who voted for Donald Trump. 

As if trying to prove my point for me, Rose McGowan, an American actress, recently tweeted about the killing of terrorist leader Gen. Qassem Soleimani: “Dear #Iran, The USA has disrespected your country, your flag, your people. 52% of us humbly apologize. We want peace with your nation. We are being held hostage by a terrorist regime. We do not know how to escape. Please do not kill us.” 

This deranged tweet actually embodies the general sentiment of Hollywood elites.  

For some reason, they think they represent the people of America, which they don’t. They consider themselves educated and qualified to comment on political, economic, and international matters, which they’re obviously not. 

Ricky Gervais said it best at the Golden Globes, addressing the Hollywood attendees: “You have no idea what the real world is like.” 

The stage is set for more celebrities to promise a departure from our country if Trump wins another election in 2020, and if all these celebrities couldn’t afford their own private jets, I would suggest they all share a plane when they leave, you know, to save the climate.

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