Thursday, June 29, 2017

People committing professional suicide

In January, Madonna, speaking at the Women’s March on Washington, said that she’d “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

In a TMZ video in 2015, Mickey Rourke, the boxer-turned-actor, called Trump a “big-mouthed b—– bully,” saying he would “love 30 seconds in a room with the little b—–.” Rourke has also expressed a desire to “give [Trump] a Louisville slugger.”

In 2016, Larry Wilmore, the host of Comedy Central’s now-canceled “The Nightly Show” joked about then-candidate Donald Trump: “I don’t want to give him any more oxygen. That’s not a euphemism, by the way. I mean it literally. Somebody get me the pillow they used to kill [Supreme Court Justice Antonin] Scalia and I’ll do it — I’ll do it!

In 2016, Mexican-American comedian George Lopez tweeted a cartoon image of former Mexican president Vincente Fox holding the decapitated head of Donald Trump aloft, with the caption “Make America Great Again.”

Also, last year, shock-rocker Marilyn Manson released a teaser video for his song, “Say10,” released just after the 2016 election, a Trump-like figure wearing a suit and a red tie lies decapitated on a concrete floor, in a pool of his own blood.

In February 2017, actor Robert De Niro said on ABC’s “The View” that he would like to punch Trump in the face. He clarified earlier comments, saying “It wasn’t like I was gonna go find him and [really] punch him in the face, but he’s gotta hear it.”

In March 2017, rapper Snoop Dogg released a music video that cast Trump as a clown and orchestrated his death. At the video’s end, the “Gin and Juice” rapper points a gun at the harlequin Trump figure and shoots. But instead of a bullet, a red flag that reads “Bang!” fires out of the gun.

Earlier this month, the musician Moby released a cartoonish video in which a transformer-like Trump morphs into a swastika/dollar sign and wreaks havoc on a city before meeting a fiery, explosive demise.

Meanwhile, Hollywood director Josh Fox just blasted President Trump and Mitch McConnell in a tweet, calling them “terrorists” over the Senate version of the health care bill. It said the Obamacare replacement “sentences poor people to death.” In April he made headlines for suggesting that that instead of bombing ISIS, the United States should love them instead, and end terrorism that way.

On MSNBC Thursday, Elise Jordan, a former Bush White House aide, warned Republicans against defending Trump, comparing doing so to “hugging a suicide bomber.” The comments were in response to Trump’s latest tweets undermining his previous statement hinting that he may have recorded tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey.

Meanwhile, a total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.

On Thursday, an audio recording was posted on YouTube of a Nebraska Democratic Party official saying he was glad Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Louisiana, was shot last week. Phil Montag, a technology chairman for the party, was fired for saying: “His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to (expletive) kick people off (expletive) health care. I’m glad he got shot. I wish he was f***ing dead.)”

The thing is, the Hollywood film industry is living on borrowed time, for  myriad reasons.  Fkm.


Tom Smith said...

Not that most actors are not liberal via their type of education but the control Hollywood has over them I think is dwindling because of all the other production outlets that are available. Neflix, Amazon, and Hulu all make room for new people and in many cases its better stuff than the big guys are putting out. No name actors are really very good. It may be that these streaming productions are every bit of a tyrant but the power in Hollywood has been diluted. I cant tell you the last movie I saw in a theater.

Anonymous said...

In his first sentence, Tom Smith hit the nail on the head, If those so-called celebrities don't denigrate Trump, they are taking the chance that they won't work in the movie business again.

Skoonj said...

Tom Smith, my last film seen in a theater was Sudden Impact, 1983. I've seen several films since, via DVD that I bought, in my home.

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