The ugly and hypocritical side of Hollywood

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September 3, 2019

Normally, I don’t bother remarking on crazy political comments from celebrities’ Twitter feeds because (1.) I have limited time and space, and (2.) who really cares?  Some celebrities seem to think that they are vastly influential on public policy, but if even Taylor Swift couldn’t get a Democrat elected in her home state (Marsha Blackburn beat Swift’s choice, Phil Bredesen, by over 10 points), then who is really basing their presidential vote on Bette Midler’s latest rant? 

But I’m going to break my rule today because a recent pair of tweets from “Will and Grace” stars Eric McCormack and Debra Messing (who rants leftwardly on Twitter at Midler-esque volume) exposed a particularly ugly and hypocritical side of the Hollywood left and brought down a heavy backlash, even among some on the left.

https://www.westernjournal.com/tv-star-mccormacks-calls-hollywood-trump-donors-blacklisted-backfires-spectacularly/

It started with a story in the Hollywood Reporter about a fundraiser for Trump in Beverly Hills. McCormack responded by tweeting this, which was echoed by Messing: 

“Hey (Hollywood Reporter), kindly report on everyone attending this event, so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.”

Many leapt to point out the intolerance of the overt threat of blacklisting people simply for holding non-leftist political views.  Some even invoked the term “McCarthyism,” which is especially hypocritical, considering all the movies Hollywood has made about the ‘50s blacklist of Hollywood communists, and how horrible that was, and all the awards they’ve given themselves for making them. 

Fellow NBC sitcom star John O’Hurley of “Seinfeld,” who is an outspoken conservative, offered an eloquent response to liberal Hollywood’s rejection of diversity of thought, calling it “obscene” and “lunacy.”

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/seinfeld-john-ohurley-will-grace-lunacy-trump

But here’s another point I’d hope the two intolerant liberal stars would think about: “Will and Grace” is often lauded by the left for helping to “normalize” gay people.  Its creators are quite proud of themselves for helping change the culture to make it easier for gays to “come out of the closet” and openly express who they are.  And now, its stars are trying to bully and threaten conservatives to go into the closet and be afraid to express how they really think for fear of being blacklisted and losing their livelihoods. 

There’s an old saying that extremists always become the thing they hate.  I think we can mark this down as the date when the ultra-woke stars of “Will and Grace” officially become conserva-phobe bigots. 

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  • Carl Smith

    09/07/2019 01:11 AM

    HollyWeird has earned it's title of the land of Fruits and Nuts and anyone who pays attention or in my case pay to watch anything they say is just wasting time and effort. I blame academia for most of the ignorance surrounding their output but then since 90+% of ALL media is CONTROLLED by 5 Conglomerates whose Wives all attend the same Cocktail Parties, "GROUP THINK" is to be expected. Never thought I would live to see Americans become Lemmings or Shepple.

  • Ellen J Hunt

    09/04/2019 12:05 PM

    As always, so well said. I wish more people, especially those on the left, would lend an ear to this truth. Thank you for helping me have some sense that not everyone is buying into the "Emperor's New Clothes" mentality when it comes to politics. Praying for you as you continue to keep truthful dialogue open.

  • Bernadette Dillon

    09/04/2019 10:41 AM

    Everyday I hear stories about our President Trump. You cannot go a day without hearing about him on every single news station. Trump Trump Trump. Thank you for continuing to talk about the President. Here is what people do not understand. The more you talk about someone the more attention they get good and bad. If the mass media wanted their candidate to win they should stop talking about Trump all together. The more they talk the more they are guaranteeing he will win again. Messinger was online and she was so happy because she was trending again. Most people forgot about these 2 actors as old news and non relevant. All this talk is making them relevant again. Maybe we should stop talking about them so they can go back in their closet.

  • Stevie McHugh

    09/04/2019 10:36 AM

    As always, you are exactly on point, Mr. Huckabee. I thank God that you so faithfully speak out against liberalism, which is the scourge of our society.

  • Alan Doud

    09/04/2019 07:48 AM

    Here is typical examples of hypocrisy of Hollywood, MSM and other entertainment moguls: 1. They are against firearms yet their movies glorify powerful weapons by showing huge caches or heroes with large super guns. 2. They protest the use of fossil fuels yet over the years use horrendous amounts to make explosions in movie scenes. 3. The music industry promotes gangster music much of which degrades woman, to the point of almost slave like characteristics. 4.They claim they are not racist, but the killing a black man is almost inevitable in their films to an extent the joke saying, "The black man always dies." Meaning they always die in the movies. This is similar to "Red shirts always die," in Star Trek, or the butler did it," in murder mysteries. 5. They call others tyrannical while they promote censoring, blacklisting, hate and even suggested violence toward those that don't agree with them. 6. They cry propaganda, yet don’t have a problem with suggesting people wearing red hats are scary. Or take a situation that existed before Trump took office and pin it on him. Like the so called concentration camps. I have heard many post or say, Obama was responsible for out current economy. When I posted reasons how this was accomplished by Trump and than challenged them to present any statement how Obama did this, I have not received one reply. It has been months.

  • Kay DeWitt

    09/04/2019 07:04 AM

    I love your constant use of words like lunacy, and insanity, because they help define the reality of EVIL..the thinking of the evil one who IS a liar! I'm glad you mentioned the star of Will & Grace because her endorsing the sign that a Baptist Church, in Alabama, had on display evoked my righteous rage because, when I learned that the sign stated that any white person who voted for Trump was a racist, I thought of YOU, and, because you, as a man of God, are anything BUT a racist, that statement made a mockery of my Lord! Because I am a Christian, who IS a vessel of Christ's unconditional love...love that is defined as "the desire for the loved one's ultimate best"...do I, again, make a cry to you because OF my desire FOR President Trump's ultimate best....WHICH IS THAT someone, like yourself, help President Trump KNOW that he is not a Christian if he is NOT born again, because there IS a difference between one's giving mental assent TO who Jesus claims to be and one's BEING who Jesus claims to be! If President Trump could say to the squad...and everyone else who hates him.."because I am a Christian, I can say to you, I love YOU, but I hate your SIN...because hatred IS sin!", he would stop shooting himself in the foot!...And speaking OF shootings, here in Charlotte, our kids are dropping like flies!. Do you want to know who the REAL Christians...and superstars are? They are the parents of a beautiful 27 year old woman, Kendal Crank, who, on March 28, lost her life to gun violence because, waiting at a traffic light, she was caught in a cross fire shooting! Remember that article you wrote about what is the REAL cause of gun violence? The parents of Linda Crank not only said a rousing amen to it but are determined that the "cry" you expressed IN your article WILL be heard because YOUR cry is also THEIR cry and, more importanrtly, is also HIS cry! These parents are the TRUE witness to what it means to BE a Christian because they bear the FRUIT (of agape love) that Jesus said would identify one as BEING a Christian....because rather than allowing the agony of their grief over their tragic loss make them angry, or bitter, or hateful, they have grabbed the hand of our Man of Sorrows...who they know weeps WITH them over the loss of their (and His)_child. and are dedicating their lives to not having their daughter's death be in vain via starting homes where kids...who are suffering from the kind of malaise you identify as the cause of gun violence ...can be embraced with the supernatural power of Christ's love that can heal the PAIN that is masked BY the ANGER, and HATRED that authors gun violence!!! THESE PARENTS ARE THE VOICES THAT NEED TO BE HEARD! THEY are the ones worth listening to, NOT a Beth Misler or the "stars" of Will and Grace!

  • Carol Dependahl

    09/04/2019 12:50 AM

    Only tolerant if you believe like they do, it’s a sad day in our country when speaking out or supporting a cause is a reason to fear for your safety...

  • Carol J Mathews

    09/04/2019 12:14 AM

    The collective brain cells of the Hollywood elite would not fill a common milk jug because they live and work in a make believe world. They partisan themselves into the characters they play and at some point loose all sense of self and become a collection of all the parts they have played and believe bits and pieces of the society that surrounds them. Most of them are very shallow and they fill the voids with insanity gleaned from their unreal worlds created for show, fame and money.
    For money, Oh to buy one for what he/she is worth and sell them for what they think they are worth would make a nice retirement plan.

  • Buck Brown, Sr

    09/03/2019 10:50 PM

    My question: Why do you think you know how long it will take us to read your message? Ads, slow loading, older equipment, and general lack of ability may make this a much longer process. Indeed, to read your message with its the associated links guarantees a protracted experience. Perhaps it is to induce the unsuspecting reader into devoting the precious time or maybe provide us with a guilt trip when we are unable to complete within the allotted period. In any case I read and enjoy most of what you send out. I would prefer that you not set a timer - just let me be FREE to read and dally as I may desire. Thank you.


  • Bonnie Parvino

    09/03/2019 10:29 PM

    MIKE---BRING ALL OF THIS COUNTRIES CHRISTIANS TO PRAYER. I AM SOME OLDER BUT IN MY LIFE-TIME, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THESE TIMES. A PRAYER I PRAYED FOR OUR COUNTRY in l976. ------- A Bicentennial Poem @1976----By Bonnie R. Parvino------------------------------
    Humble yourselves & pray and seek God's Face.
    America is yours, if you will but defend His Case.
    Turn, oh Land so great, from your wicked ways.
    If you refuse God now, then numbered are your days.
    God will hear you from Heaven and forgive your sin.
    He will heal your land and your country will win.
    Behold, the Lord's is not shortened that He cannot save.
    America, turn to God, as a mighty ocean wave.
    One by one, tumbling over one another to get to the feet of God upon the beach.
    Americans can be saved and we are within His reach.
    Our sins, Oh land so great, have hid us from the Face of God.
    And, He is ready to use His terrible vengeance Rod.
    The Lord can send righteousness and praise.
    He can send Peace & Joy to fill our days.
    But, we must become humble dear Land of the Free.
    This Nation must bow before God & lift up our plea.
    Praise His Holy Name as our Fathers did 200 years ago.
    Praise His Holy Name and let your neighbor know.
    Spread the Word North and South and East and West.
    THIS IS STILL AMERICA, THE LAND THAT GOD HAS BLESSED.
    ______________I suppose I have always dealt with concern for this most precious America, but, for now please all of you pray for this nation. And, above all else encourage this nation, the land of the free to stand behind ISRAEL, the only place of a democracy in that part of the world. BONNIE PARVINO---Let us Pray for both countries.

  • Carol Galvin

    09/03/2019 09:18 PM

    They are well aware that the hammer is about to come down and they are angry and running scared! It is amazing that anyone in their right mind can grow so angry with things that are true and good and moral...but then again so many do not have their right mind anymore and they are living in fear of what kind of disgrace may come to light as the sharks turn on each other...and they will and already have! The internet is full of information that the mainline media covers up..go peek if you do not have a weak stomach.

  • Christina Adams

    09/03/2019 07:46 PM

    Totally agree, thank you for speaking it.

  • Susan Lee Myrick

    09/03/2019 07:22 PM

    Absolutely scary that these two would do this.

  • Gary Stilwell

    09/03/2019 06:49 PM

    As for the hollywood folks promoting lgbt stuff---the book all of us would follow--that would be the Bible- condemns this behavior and calls it a "Blasphemy to the Lord"-----we all sin, at one time or another--these folks have every right to practice what they please in our Country--The Lord has the ultimate judgement here.--BUT--when they impose their views on others--regardless of how they do it, it becomes objectionable to those who are not supportive of these 'sins', it becomes restrictions on freedom of religion---and the Constitution Of this Country prohibits that.-----PERIOD.
    Where are our duly elected Representatives and Senators when we need them????----Where is the Supreme Court????

  • Emily F Olson

    09/03/2019 06:39 PM

    Even liberal Whoopie Goldberg spoke out against these two. I was pleasantly surprised by her comments.

  • Sharon Manke

    09/03/2019 06:03 PM

    They are deceived and do not know God. Pray for them. Do not watch their program or buy from their sponsors.

  • Christine Redding

    09/03/2019 05:36 PM

    The hypocrisy of the left is astounding! Do as I say and not as I do is the norm of liberalism. It reminds me of the scene from Wizard of OZ when OZ tells Dorothy not to look at that man behind the curtain. The liberals hide behind their rhetoric and don't like being exposed.

  • Bob Mapes

    09/03/2019 05:26 PM

    It's frightening how intolerant the left has become.

  • Paulette J Reecer

    09/03/2019 05:11 PM

    The only thing need to ask is what is so great about Will and Grace. I've never watched it. Who is the actor Eric McCormack and actress Debra Messing. I haven't ever seen Eric in anything and I believe I've seen Debra in a movie which wasn't very good. So if I'm not watching them and not really know who they maybe they should save their breath. I don't care what the want.

  • Robert W Bove

    09/03/2019 05:03 PM

    It’s a shame, but not surprising, that those two would would react this way. But it is a two edge sword that cuts both ways.

  • Barry Ligus

    09/03/2019 04:44 PM

    Unfortunately we have too many weak brained individuals and degenerates in this country that actually believe that these idiots' opinions mean something.

  • Raymond Wind

    09/03/2019 04:22 PM

    Loud mouth people are all using the same tactic. From school girls to Hollywood star, it’s the same. People who can’t get their way think that the one who screams the loudest and slanders the most wins the argument. You can see it in kids and then adults on the street and in high (supposedly) places. I just sit and laugh.

  • Rebecca Hockridge

    09/03/2019 04:17 PM

    You nailed it! I believe there is a backlash movement counter to the ultra extreme left movement and that’s one where conservative Christians are once again speaking out. We have been sidelined and told to be quiet in schools and public places while the left takes over with their liberal agenda. I’m here to tell you that in quiet ordinary neighborhoods conservative voices are rising up and speaking out thanks to the hysteria of our media and Hollywood banter.

  • Catherine Jones

    09/03/2019 03:52 PM

    Can anything be done for those threatening the livelihood of conservatives, thus causing harm to their lives, emotionally and possibly bodily with no income for food etc for them and their families?

  • Charlene Mann

    09/03/2019 03:51 PM

    Socialism that they want would be the very thing that would put them out of work. Who would be able to pay to see them work? Hypocrisy? The word means actor. Very fitting!