If you’re anything like me, you can’t stand celebrities.
I don’t mean that I don’t like them simply because they’re celebrities…
No, the reason I can’t stand them is because they’re almost ALWAYS looking to tell the rest of us how to live. Now, that’s fine in and of itself, but the problem is that, while they’re telling you to recycle, go green, and reduce carbon, they’re still using their single-use plastic bottles, driving in an SUV on their way to the airport to take a private jet for a 400 mile jaunt.
Yet, for some reason, these people take to social media whenever they want to tell you how you should live your life.
This hypocrisy has been highlighted since the Wuhan pandemic…
They’ve told us that we need to stay home and refrain from working in order to keep people safe, even while they sit back with their millions of dollars in their hundred-room mansions.
This was no more evident than in a recent tweet by Liberal comedian Patton Oswalt. Oswalt decided it was time to tell those protesting the economic shutdown what he thought of their actions.
“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!’”
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!”
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) April 18, 2020
The fact that he’s not aware of how smug and out-of-touch his tweet was let’s you know that Hollywood has no basis in reality.
Out Of Touch, Out Of Compassion
HE may be spending time watching Netflix, eating take out, and playing video games, but there are MILLIONS of working-class Americans who can’t afford a pizza right now, let alone have the ability to carry on living like this for weeks on end.
And he’s going to make fun of people who WANT to work? Who NEED to work in order to have food on the table, a roof over their head, and electricity to keep the lights on?
And the fact that the Left is celebrating his ridiculously insensitive text goes to show you that THIS is the life they want for Americans.
Do you want to know who I actually respect from the celebrity world?
Those that know enough to recognize that they’re living a privileged life and don’t go around waxing poetic or trying to show their wokeness by ridiculing people willing to brave the disease for the chance to earn money to live.
People like Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“People Are Hurting.”
Fellow Packers player A.J. Hawk has a podcast on which Rodgers recently made an appearance, and the star athlete and former Super Bowl MVP had this to say: “One thing that I haven’t done or will not do is (be) one of those celebs who’s telling you how difficult it is, or stay-in-your-home stuff from a mansion. I just think that kind of falls on deaf ears. What I do know is that my friends who are small-business owners are really hurting.”
And he’s absolutely correct. People ARE hurting. They’re stressed. They’re scared. Some are hungry. Shutting down the economy may have saved lives in the short term…
But how many lives will it ruin in the long run?
Rodgers continued, “There are real people hurting, so I’m not going sit here in my privilege and tell people from my ivory tower to do this or do that … I will say, let’s all be smart about what we’re doing and what we’re seeing.”
It seems Patton Oswalt and a host of others are having a problem seeing, and more importantly, relating to the working-class people who need to get back to work.
If Oswalt wants to preach, he should go down to the people he’s preaching to and do it in person. Go out to the areas where these people are having real hardships due to the economic shutdown. Spend some time there and then make your judgment from on high.
Rodgers knows. He knows because he sees people in Wisconsin hurting. “But man, I know people are hurting and that is way more important to me than some sort of message that I can relate to you. That to me just falls on deaf ears.”
Thank you, Aaron…
Thank you for acknowledging the hardships of the shutdown and showing your fellow celebrities that there is more to this pandemic than Netflix and take out for a LOT of Americans.
It’s funny how a little empathy can go a long way.
“When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.” – Logan Pearsall Smith