Golden Globes: Politically Charged, As Usual
As to be expected, last night’s Golden Globes were nothing short of a social justice warrior melting pot. The actors and actresses all wore black in solidarity with the “Times Up” movement.
Except for this woman, that is. Blanca Blanco wore a revealing red number and got raked over the coals for not conforming and standing with the movement. From Fox News:
“It hurts my feelings, but I guess its part of being in our industry,” said Blanco. “We have people who appreciate you and others that don’t. The designer Atria Couture did an amazing job with my dress and I appreciate them for dressing me.” She added, “Shaming is part of the problem.”
Then there was Connie Britton. She decided to take things a little further with her messaging and wore a black sweater with “Poverty is Sexist” embroidered on it.
Ironically, the sweater costs almost $400.
Seems like that $400 could have been better spent helping someone in need, Connie. Maybe you should put your money where your mouth is?
Natalie Portman, when presenting the award for best director, called out the Golden Globes for the lack of females nominated in the category.
Surprisingly, the show was light on Trump jokes, although Seth Meyers got a few in. Pointing to Seth Rogen, Myers said “Remember when he was the guy making trouble with North Korea?” and later on joked about how the president would probably hate the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, because it contains three words he despises so much. “The only name that could make him angrier is the Hillary Mexico Salad Association,” Meyers said.
This biggest dig though, was introducing the head of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and welcomed “president who actually is a stable genius.” and she later marveled at the association’s ability to actually elect a woman.
In Oprah’s extremely long acceptance speech for the Cecil B. DeMille award, she droned on about how the press is under siege and thanked them for uncovering “absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To—to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.”
But wait, didn’t Oprah endorse Hillary Clinton?? What about the corruption there?
So as you can see, not much new in Hollywood. Same old out of touch elitists who think they’re so much smarter and more “woke” than the rest of us. And honestly, to hear all those actresses discussing the #MeToo movement – it seemed insincere – if the New York Times hadn’t broke that story about Harvey Weinstein they’d probably all be sitting there, applauding him and covering up 20+ years of abuse.