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Meet the ‘Let Them Eat Cake’ Celebrities

These stars mock lockdown protesters suffering the most due to the crisis

Debra Messing has a new hero.

The “Will & Grace” alum cheered Dr. Anthony Fauci this week after he warned against opening the country too quickly following the pandemic.

Why?

Messing could fear such a move exposes people to unnecessary risk. Or she might be toeing the current celebrity line.

Stay locked down. Indefinitely.

It’s an easier position to take when you’ve already made millions and can ride out the pandemic indefinitely. Most Americans aren’t so fortunate.. Even some modest government assistance can’t pay the bills stacking up around them.

Lockdown protesters are angry, frustrated and eager to get back to their jobs. Are some ignoring social distancing rules? Absolutely.

Are they putting themselves at risk for catching the virus? Possibly, although most of these protests occur outdoors where the chance of infection is reportedly slim.

Still, a small but exasperating group of stars has little patience, or pity, for them.

And it all started with a song.

This celebrity indifference began accidentally last month. A crush of big stars, including Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan and Will Ferrell, digitally assembled to cheer us up with a song. They couldn’t have chosen a worse tune to warble – John Lennon’s “Imagine.”

The track mocks both faith and materialism, as tone deaf a message as possible given the source. The assembled stars are millionaires many times over. Plus, when friends and loved ones are at risk God-fearing Americans rely on their faith for comfort.

The Left and the Right enjoyed a rare moment of solidarity in mocking the video.

From there the Late Night team took over. Stephen Colbert used his “Late Show” pulpit to mock lockdown protesters eager to start their businesses up again.

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Their biggest crime, in Colbert’s estimation? Supporting President Donald Trump. Colbert’s team spotted a Confederate flag in the mix, offering him an easy comic layup.

“Because nothing says ‘never surrender’ like a Confederate flag,” Colbert said with a wink.

It’s worth noting that Colbert’s annual salary, according to Business Insider, is $15 million.

Not to be outdone, far-left Jimmy Kimmel weighed in on the lockdown protesters, too. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” comic called them “suicidal” and dumb for wanting to get back to work.

“People are getting restless, especially people that aren’t too bright,” he began.

“A big reason why these protests are gaining steam is because our president is encouraging them,” the host added. “Despite everyone who works for him telling people to stay at home, despite the official White House mandate being ‘shelter in place,’ over the weekend, the guy who runs the White House tweeted, ‘LIBERATE MICHIGAN,’ ‘LIBERATE MINNESOTA,’ and ‘LIBERATE VIRGINIA.’ This from a man who refuses to even liberate Melania.”

If you’re ever curious about the definition of “punching down” in comedy, look no further.

Pop singer Pink doesn’t have a late night show to preach from, so she used social media to mock Americans eager to make a living … again. “I feel like I’m living in the movie IDIOCRACY,” she wrote online.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Comedy legend Albert Brooks compared the lockdown protesters to Nazis while simultaneously targeting President Trump.

“The scariest thing about the Trump inspired protests today were people yelling “Fire Fauci!” Trump has to be watching this and feeling like he is invincible. He actually got his crowd to blame science. Even the Germans are going “holy [bleep] I thought we got rid of this.

Not to be outdone, far-left comic Patton Oswalt evoked Anne Frank to belittle those eager to resume something close to a normal life.

‘Anne Frank spent 2 years hiding in an attic and we’ve been home for just over a month with Netflix, food delivery & video games and there are people risking viral death by storming state capital buildings & screaming, ”Open Fuddruckers!”.’

Just this week, the “View” hosts battered businesswoman Shelley Luther for opening up her salon against their wishes. The Dallas entrepreneur briefly went to jail for not “apologizing” to the judge in the case.

While expressing sympathy to her case on Friday’s show, the liberal hosts did a complete 180 while speaking with her Monday, insisting she should apologize and even blamed her for causing a spike in coronavirus cases in her state.

Whoopi Goldberg couldn’t wait to pile on with one final lecture.

…I would like to hear you put some of that fury and that passion towards the governments that didn’t take care of the people because that’s what they’re supposed to do.So I want you to get out there and fight for all those folks who are not getting what they’re supposed to be getting, and not getting the information that they need, and then I think I’ll feel better about watching you tell people ‘I’m feeding my people.’

Goldberg is well fed at the moment. So are the rest of her “View” co-horts. They’re getting weekly paychecks, something many Americans can’t say during the pandemic.

Luther couldn’t do that, which is why she embarked on her reopening plan.

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One irony in this scenario needs to be said. A core tenet of acting is empathy, the ability to put yourself in others’ shoes to build the most realistic performance possible. Even stars tasked with playing serial killers understand the wisdom behind this technique.

Yet empathy seems far from the minds of these stars.

It’s also a shame that their words overshadow the work being done by other celebrities. Stars like Ryan Reynolds, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Dolly Parton and more have given their time, their money, their positive energy (in the Hanks/Wilson case) to heal a fractured nation.

What we’re seeing from these “Let Them Eat Cake” celebrities, sadly, is the polar opposite.

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22 Comments

  1. Whoopi says, ‘…governments that didn’t take care of the people because that’s what they’re supposed to do.So I want you to get out there and fight for all those folks who are not getting what they’re supposed to be getting,”

    That in a nutshell is the whole problem with liberals…they think the government is there to take care of them.

    1. Whoopi does prove that to be a “celebrity” and get rich doing it takes no particular discernible talent, nor brains, you don’t even have to be a 2 on a scale of 1-10 either, you just have to be obnoxious, and LOUD.

      Sam Elliott had to kiss her in a movie. He must have been starving for work, and needed industrial grade mouthwash to kill the after-taste.

  2. wow pink so are we going to talk about hollywood and your pushing drugs. overdoses should not get medical treartment! STD’d should be contact traced! Jim Carrie should pay for the Herpies he has infected the country with.

  3. Maybe the stars could each donate 10 million to bail out small businesses devastated by the lockdown.

    I guarantee they still have household staff, gardeners, personal care providers, nannies and personal trainers coming to their homes.

    How many will leave the country to film when they realize they need to bring in more money to support their lavish lifestyles and they can’t deal without have adoring fans around.

  4. Best thing Hollywood could do right now (besides donating money) is to disappear. Don’t remind us of your spoiled selves.

  5. I couldn’t agree more with Hollywood but because 1.3M people lost their jobs Pink should sign the same statement except her’s should state she will donate her $millions to support these people. So Pink when you donate all your millions in investments to the COVID cause we will be more than happy to sign you peice of paper but until then keep you opinions to your self you worthless peice of Schiff!

  6. I’m assuming that these arrogant pissants will also sign an agreement not to seek or accept medical care when they get a sexually transmitted disease, overdose on drugs, crash their cars in a drunken spree, or develop diabetes, heart disease or other medical conditions caused by their obesity (Whoopi and Joy in particular), smoking and unhealthy Other habits. It is easy for them to pass judgement from their ivory tower when they don’t have to worry about how to make the mortgage payments, keep the lights on and the water running, make car payments and buy groceries. Talk about hypocrites, they are the epitome.

  7. Ah, the tough life of a rich fukkers:

    “…we’ve been home for just over a month with Netflix, food delivery & video games…”

    Didn’t know these were free of charge.

  8. give me a break, tom hanks and rita wilson are not trying to heal a nation…. they are very subservient in their backing of only demoncrats

  9. I got a call last night from one of my best friends for many years, a woman who has spent decades building a small business in Connecticut. She was distraught because she’s been shut down so long with no income that she’s $25,000 behind on her rent and is being threatened with foreclosure, having to sell her business (if she even can), and might even lose her house. These smug, rich a-holes can all go to Hell.

    PS – Patton Oswalt shouldn’t mock people who work at Fuddrucker’s. He looks like he lives at Fuddrucker’s.

  10. I imagine they’ve all forgotten about walking a mile in one’s moccasins, (pardon me) shoes. Alas, being well heeled as they are, it’s significance would be lost on them anyway.

  11. Communist Russia: food shortages, need papers to travel, stopped and questioned at any time by police/military, Stalin killed millions all the above happened because the people were relying on the government to take care of them because this is what socialism, communism promised yet in all its years of country’s having dictators and government control has proved one thing and one thing only…IT DOES NOT WORK. BTW: the song Imagine, Hey Celebrities how about singing “God Bless The USA, makes more sense.

  12. Ricky Gervais, though himself an insufferable leftist whacko, at least told Hollywood they cold go to hell. Wonder where he’s hiding out?

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