I have never considered that my patronage of a business, or the lack thereof, would make or break the enterprise. So, I find it amusing that D-list celebrities believe their threats to leave Twitter could make any difference when it comes to the company’s bottom line.
This week, stars who haven’t been relevant in years, such as Toni Braxton and Sara Bareilles, announced that they would leave Twitter in the wake of its purchase by SpaceX founder Elon Musk. Braxton, who last had a Billboard 100 hit in the 1990s, said she was leaving because she saw “hate speech” on the platform since the acquisition late last week. Bareilles, who I think had a hit with “Love Song” in the early 2000s, claims the platform is “just not for me” anymore.
Despite the triumph of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, liberal celebrities didn’t get much happier in 2021.
It began with Donald Trump refusing to concede that he lost the presidential election. A year ago, one actor engaged in violent fantasies over this stubborn resistance to the facts. “Who arrests Trump if he refuses to concede? Who drags him out? Pepper spray? Cuffs?” That sounds like an action movie.
But then it turned threatening: “A knee on his neck, cutting off his oxygen? Does he wheeze ‘I can’t breathe'(?) Just whale away on him like a pinata? Rodney King style? The thug who has destroyed the country. What does he deserve?”
Democratic activist and failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams has tapped Hollywood’s elite to help with the senatorial runoff race. Abrams began hosting the weekly briefings with celebrities, their agents, and Hollywood executives on Friday.
“I believe very much in the power of celebrity to cut through the noise of politics,” stated Abrams.
New South Wales police charged more than 20 people for deliberately starting fires across Australia as the country beats back wildfires. Activists and celebrities said climate change played a part in the blaze.
It’s difficult to tell what most liberal celebrities even stand for anymore. Their philosophy basically boils down to: If Trump does something, it’s bad. Actors such as Mark Ruffalo, Amy Schumer, John Leguizamo, Cynthia Nixon, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others gathered on Monday night at Manhattan’s Town Hall Theater to…