Are Celebrities Out Of Touch? Or Why Politics And Hollywood Don’t Mix!

The months leading up to the last US Presidential Election were hard on most American citizens. We became, as rapper Pitbull said, the “Divided States of America”! Everybody had to weigh in and volunteer an opinion, no matter if you were a registered voter or not. People from all around the world took to Social Media to make their voices heard, especially foreign celebrities thought we needed their input!

Madonna even went so far as to ‘promise blow jobs for Hillary Clinton voters” as mentioned by Snopes. Very classy!
After the election the mostly liberal actors, writers, singers and other stars were outraged at the result! Celebs from Spain, the UK and other countries tweeted #NotMyPresident

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I was hoping things would eventually calm down after the election, and life could go back to normal. But the drama went on. Millennials required to have their ‘save space’, people tweeted about being in shock, the world as we knew it was surely going to end! ‘Unite For America’ posted a YouTube video called ‘Celebrities Urging Electoral College to Vote Against Trump’ featuring has been actors like Debra Messing or Martin Sheen.

Things went downhill from there. Many days I couldn’t look at my Twitter timeline without cringing over some celeb’s posts! The cast of ‘Hamilton’ called out VP Mike Pence from stage at the end of their performance.

Madonna casually mentioned on Inauguration Day, at a protest not far from the White House, that she had considered blowing it up!

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And Meryl Streep attacked President  Trump in her speech at the ‘Golden Globes’ awards as detailed by The Washington Post. But the resulting memes of Vince Vaughn‘s and Mel Gibson‘s faces during her tirade were priceless!
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I can respect different point of views, but why do some celebrities think their opinion matters more than those of regular people? Just because an actor might play a smart person, doesn’t mean he is intelligent in real life! You can’t even politely disagree with any of them without getting attacked by overzealous fan girls!

What does a Hollywood star have to gain from voicing his political opinion? We are all entitled to one, but chances are part of your fan base doesn’t share yours. So no matter what you say, somebody will be upset. Why divide your fans if you could unite them instead?

Why does J.K.Rowling, who lives in a 18 bedroom mansion, tell Americans to take in refugees? People got so upset that Change.org started a petition for her to take in refugees in all of her many bedrooms!

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Most celebs who criticize Americans that want a stronger border to be protected from illegal criminals, have body guards and live in mansions behind big walls! They are so disconnected from real life and what the average person has to deal with every day, that it is beyond hypocritical to tell us what to do while they are living safely in their dream world.

Actor Mark Wahlberg put it best as quoted in an article by MSFP News :

“A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”

“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” he continued. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”

The past election was about the average American, the regular guy, and not about the Hollywood elite! If they don’t like it here, they certainly have the money to move or fly to some place else. Peace out!

Movie Spoilers: Is It Possible To Avoid Them, With Social Media?

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In the age of social media it’s nearly impossible to avoid movie spoilers, unless, of course, you are not on social media.

Even so, for fans, ruining a film with spoilers has become a problem that happens on a regular basis, almost as soon as an announcement is made. They know that if that favorite movie is coming out, they will surely find out more than they want to.

What happened to going to see a movie and being truly surprised? Entertainment networks are at the ready to grab the latest information — which include the movie’s spoilers — and print it as fast as possible to get more traffic on their site.

As much as many of us — who write for a living — hate movie spoilers it’s undeniable that releasing plot details and rumors is usually good for our websites, as millions are interested on what’s happening during a big production.

Some people are successful at staying away from spoilers, but they have to basically stay away from their social media pages for a long time. News sites usually have the common courtesy to alert fans when spoilers are included in an article, however, regular folks just blurt things out.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' JJ Abrams directing Daisy Ridley

Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams directing Daisy Ridley (Lucasfilm)

For film studios, the problem is real and it’s a nightmare to try to keep plot details quiet for months as vultures are lurking in the shadows ready to pounce. Anonymous sources abound and leaks are nearly impossible to avoid. Directors have to great lengths to keep plot details away from prying eyes and not ruin the experience for moviegoers.

Last summer and fall, when Zack Snyder was filming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in Detroit and other Midwest locations, he managed to keep the Batmobile and Ben Affleck in his Batman costume away from cameras successfully, despite filming on the city’s streets. A major feat in this day and age.

When director J.J. Abrams was thrown in the midst of one of the biggest franchises in movies’ history, he was stunned at the level of interest that comes with making the the highly anticipated next Star Wars movie, as he told Australian site News.com.au.

“The level of scrutiny is pretty much unprecedented for me. My dream is that, despite so many rumors — many of which are true, many of which are untrue — when people see the movie, they see something that hasn’t been completely ruined for them by having read spoilers they might not have wanted to read.”

Despite the fact that movie spoilers abound, film studios still have the upper hand and never confirm or deny rumors floating around on social media. You should always take a spoiler with a grain of salt, they’re not always accurate, despite so-called good inside sources. Things are evolving and studios are coming up with more creative ways to keep spoilers away from the front pages, but social media is making it more difficult.

Tell us how you avoid movie spoilers on the space below.

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