If you watched the Screen Actors Guild Awards recently – well, you probably didn’t, but if you did – you would’ve seen that celebrities are continuing to berate President Donald Trump and his most recent policies.
But you wouldn’t have been shocked, given their liberal nature.
Afterall, they can’t help their ridiculous behavior.
The SAG Awards might be the most self-congratulatory awards show of them all because it’s solely actors loving other actors – and of course, themselves.
All of this outspoken and unfair criticism by the liberal Hollywood elites began with Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Awards in early January while Trump was still President-elect.
When Streep received the Cecile B. DeMille lifetime achievement award she said, “You and all of us in this room, really, belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now. Think about it. Hollywood, foreigners, and the press.”
Later Streep directly jabbed at Trump saying:
“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good. There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job. It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth.
It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter, someone he outranked in privilege, power, and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.
And this instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing. Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
The irony with “when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose”, is it’s exactly what Streep is doing. Because if you disagree with their position, you’re ostracized for having an opposing viewpoint.
But at the SAG Awards, nearly every speech given by the winners laid the anti-Trump abuse on thicker than at the Golden Globes.
When these egotistical, self-absorbed celebrities received their awards, which are called “Actors” (seriously, they call them that), they couldn’t help but echo Meryl Streep’s speech – who was also in attendance, but didn’t win – in the wake of the immigration ban Trump had implemented to keep all Americans, including them, safe.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, known for Seinfeld, and who won for VEEP said in her victory speech:
“My father fled religious persecution in Nazi-occupied France, and I’m an American patriot and I love this country, and because I love this country I am horrified by its blemishes, and this immigrant ban is a blemish and it is un-American.”
William H. Macy, known for Fargo, and who won for his show Shameless where he plays Frank Gallagher, the alcoholic father in a dysfunctional family, said:
“I would like to go against the stream this evening and thank President Trump for making Frank Gallagher seem so normal.”
Dolly Parton presented her 9 to 5 co-star Lily Tomlin with a lifetime achievement award, and when she walked out on stage she said:
“My goodness, look at this room, all these special people, I almost didn’t get in. Seriously I didn’t. They kept wanting to see my IDs. Well, I think it was ‘IDs’ maybe it was ‘double Ds’ something like that. Glad to get that off my chest.”
John Lithgow won for his performance as Winston Churchill in The Crown, and it shockingly seemed like he was going to be the only one to leave President Trump out of his speech, but then he capped it off before running off stage with:
“And also a great, underrated actress. Who somehow managed to speak my exact thoughts in another awards ceremony… and that’s Meryl Streep!”
And the biggest whale of awards shows – The Academy Awards – is right around the corner.
In just a few short weeks, these celebrities can really show off their entitled attitudes and condescendingly preach about their anti-Trump agenda to anyone who will listen.
But, please, don’t listen.
Boycott the Oscars.