We all know most celebrities are out of touch with reality. It’s not just their money and fame going to their head, but the bubble society builds around them that is the problem. The MSM can’t offend or challenge any celebrity (unless they are the chosen ritualistic sacrifice ala Britney Spears or Miley Cyrus) for fear of not having access to them. Same goes for politicians. As such, when they say something ridiculous, we make it seem like it was akin to Aristotle. This not only does society a disservice, but the celebrity as well. They are now under the delusion that they are intelligent, and their words are powerful. Faux philanthropists running around self-aggrandizing their intelligence, influence, and efforts.
Is it any wonder we gravitate towards the occasional celebrity who is normal, and sane, like Jennifer Lawrence?
I’m annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich.
Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants “a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth.”
Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but “not capitalist democracy.”
Actor Martin Sheen says, “That’s where the problem lies … It’s corporate America.” And so on. On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. “It’s a very entrepreneurial business. You have to work very hard to get lucky, mixed with any kind of talent to get a break in this business. I told Clooney, George, you’re worth $100 million — of course you can afford to be a socialist!”
It’s bad enough that celebrities trash the only economic system that makes poor people’s lives better. What’s worse is that many are hypocrites.
Read the rest, it’s good stuff. Then watch the South Park episode: Smug Alert.