It’s strange that so many “celebrities” think that just because they’ve been successful singing, acting, or posing in skimpy outfits for a living that their opinions are somehow important. Often their “hot takes” are downright nasty, usually uninformed, and in a word, stupid.
We knew they’d come out in full force if Roe were overturned, and now that it has been, they’re lining up to deliver their loathsome opinions. Take credit card hawker Samuel L Jackson rushing quickly to throw out racist taunts:
How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!
“Uncle Clarence” is an obvious nod to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s celebrated 1852 novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” which described a “saintly and dignified” slave named Uncle Tom who was famously compliant and even friendly to his oppressors. Today, calling someone an Uncle Tom is a clear racist insult, but it seems to be used solely by the “tolerant” left.
Imagine if Trump called someone an Uncle Tom. The world would explode.
Meanwhile, Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of the band Green Day–which was last popular in the Nineties–decided his hysterical opinion needed to be shouted out to the world. At a concert in London, U.K., Friday night, he railed:
Warning: coarse language, below
F**k America. I’m f***ing renouncing my citizenship…
There’s just too much f***ing stupid in the world to go back to that miserable f***ing excuse for a country.
Oh, I’m not kidding, you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.
Oh great, “you’re going to get a lot of me in the coming days.” Because what we really want this week is more of your ranting. Not wanting to be left out, Alec Baldwin’s daughter Ireland, mostly famous for posing nude, being threatened by her father, and getting tattoos, decided her voice was essential to the argument:
F*** this absolutely disgusting country,’ Ireland wrote on Insta Stories. ‘”Well move” Maybe I will. I’m ashamed to be an American.
Buh-bye; don’t let the door hit you on the way out. She posted this startlingly intellectual argument while also posing naked in a bathtub, with a wineglass full of a presumably tasty beverage. Just the voice we need.
Singer Billie Eilish, meanwhile, was too tired to think during her own, U.K. live appearance:
I’m not surprised she’s too tired to think. Thinking doesn’t seem to be a strong point for many celebrities—emoting is clearly enough.
I think what’s frustrating to so many conservatives is how uninformed and frankly idiotic many of these opinions are. Forget the racist language or the maniacal rage that spews from their tweets and statements. It’s that they simply have the facts wrong. The SCOTUS decision does not outlaw abortion, and it does not abolish any rights that were originally enshrined in our Constitution. It simply overturns one of the worst legal decisions ever made, Roe v Wade, and hands the power to decide back to the states, which is what our founders intended.
There are many, many more of these angry opinions, from Bette Midler to John Legend to every minor celebrity who ever existed, but the question remains: why should we care what these airheads think? The answer is, increasingly, we don’t.