Today Redstate covered yet another sad, serious, somber celebrity video begging politicians to fight off the big, bad boogie man named Trump. This one is even more embarrassing than the clueless electoral college video or the videos before that begging Americans not to vote for Trump.
In this video celebrities like Sally Field, Jeffrey Wright and comedian Keegan-Michael Key shift their political panhandling focus toward Congress.
The video asks viewers to sign a MoveOn.org petition to be sent to members of Congress, so yes it’s just a data grab for the left. I know you’re shocked. The ad was created by the social media campaign Humanity for Progress, formerly known as the pro-Hillary Clinton group, Humanity for Hillary. Featuring an array of stars from Sally Fields to the guy from WestWorld, Jeffrey Wright, all of whom issue “demands” to Congress and to a President Trump.
My colleague already covered why this video is ridiculous, including the fact that their complaints about violence in the name of Trump have almost all turned out to be hoaxes. But why let the truth get in the way of a good fundraising video?
Celebrities are forever complaining (legitimately, by the way) about how their jobs make it hard for fans to see them as “real people” and yet expect us to be moved by their overwrought appeals about the things that affect “real people” every day.
These are people who live in upscale communities, behind gated walls, in the shadow of bodyguards and personal assistants. Even the ones who think they are living “regular” lives by eschewing the protectors and gated communities are still afforded a level of privilege that the rest of us can only dream of. They buy what they want, vacation where they want, and eat where and what they want. They don’t have to bother themselves with the same small, everyday decisions as the average American struggling to make ends meet.
They are completely detached from real life in this country, and yet are unable to censor themselves and their every fleeting political thought as if what they think matters more than what we think. This video is the perfect example of the disconnect between celebrity culture and their consumers.