Far-left comedian Amy Schumer did what was expected Saturday at the March for Our Lives.
She made her speech in Los Angeles about her as much as the cause du jour. Plus, she did so in the most divisive way possible.
Yes, the media tried oh, so hard to depict the event, aimed at the worthy goal of reducing gun violence in schools nationwide, as a nonpartisan affair. That was always false advertising. Schumer made sure of that all by herself.
Here’s Schumer addressing those who don’t agree with her solution for reducing gun violence.
“Because we know it’s hard and we know they will twist our words and laugh at us, and lie, and lie, and lie, and lie, and lie … How do they sleep at night?”
The rhetoric got worse from there.
“You are killing children, and they call people like me “Hollywood liberals,” like there’s something in it for us. Well, what’s in it for us is knowing we’re doing out part to keep our children alive.”
She trotted out the usual canards that the left uses to push more gun control. The worst of it? The di rigueur “blood on your hands” shtick.
is that any way to win over a single heart or mind? Of course not. That’s not the primalrly goal these days for Hollywood’s elite. It’s Virtue Signaling first and foremost.
In the middle of Schumer’s hateful speech she let loose with something most media outlets refuse to acknowledge. Progressive actors spouting progressive talking points are hurting their own bottom lines.
Speaking up about this puts literal targets on our backs, and for sick bullying and lies about us, and it narrows the people who will support our work. We sell half as many tickets because we’re standing up for what is right.
She’s … right.
One of many reasons the Age of the Movie Star sits in the same dustbin as Teddy Ruxpin and 8-track tapes is because stars are too political these days. And by “too political” we mean aggressive, mean-spirited, cruel and eager to twist facts to help their causes.
Most entertainment outlets refuse to publish this cold, hard truth. They certainly don’t ask stars about this situation. Others mention it briefly without focusing on the repercussions.
Bravo to Schumer for speaking plainly on the issue. Only it doesn’t have to be this way.
Here’s betting few movie patrons refuse to support Angelina Jolie’s film due to her serial activism. Jolie isn’t a hard partisan figure. She’s clearly done her homework on issues near and dear to her heart. And she doesn’t scold those who disagree with her solutions.
That’s a smart way to use your celebrity clout -- and cash -- without risking one’s career. It’s likely a more effective approach to solving problems, too.
Schumer is handling her activism differently. It’s doubtful she’s recruiting people to her side with her incendiary rhetoric. And it’s clearly impacting her big screen career.
Her delightful 2015 comedy “Trainwreck” adapted her bawdy stand-up act to the big screen. The box office tally? More than $110 million at the U.S. box office.
Two years later she teamed with the ageless Goldie Hawn for a Mother’s Day release dubbed “Snatched.” That movie mustered just $45 million.
What changed? Schumer turned into a hard-charging partisan following “Trainwreck’s” success. She loaoded her stand-up routine and “Inside Amy Schumer” with progressive politics and lashed out at Trump voters following the 2016 presidential election.
She called them “weak, clueless KKK members.”
So when she says she’s taking a hit in the pocketbook for speaking her mind, she’s telling the truth. We may see the “Snatched” playbook all over again with “I Feel Pretty.”
The new comedy, out April 20, casts Schumer as a normal sized woman who gains confidence when she suddenly thinks she’s as svelte as a supermodel.
Will half the country remember how she comported herself this weekend and choose to boycott the film? We’ll see.
She’s certainly aware of that possibility. And she apparently doesn’t care.
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