If you’ve seen even the highlights of an awards show within the last two years, you already know what a political stage Hollywood has become.
With figures like Chelsea Handler and Alyssa Milano leading the charge of extreme left-leaning politics, it’s no wonder that many conservative entertainers are hiding their true feelings to keep themselves from public backlash.
Fox News reported this week that many right wing entertainers are shying away from speaking about their feelings when it comes to issues such as immigration, gun control, and the destruction of the ‘white patriarchy’ due to the high probability of being blacklisted.
But singer and actor Pat Boone is not staying quiet.
“There used to be more of us,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “Tom Selleck, Jon Voight, Bruce Willis, who were outspoken, but they’ve been browbeaten and ridiculed, which is the main instrument on the left to shut us up.”
How have we gotten to a point where we have to hide, fearing that our political opinions will affect our livelihood?
James Woods is a proud conservative, but has since found it difficult to find work in the liberal playground, claiming that, “the blacklist against conservatives in Hollywood is very real.”
“Remember when you go to the polls Tuesday that in the wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, Ariel Dumas, writer for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ tweeted, ‘Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life.’” https://t.co/amaLKtA7p4
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 6, 2018
Actor John Rhys-Davies, best known as Gimli from “Lord of the Rings”, stated that he had lost friends over political opinions. However, he strongly believes that our role as humans dictates that we constantly question and explore other beliefs.
“What matters is that a civilization is kept alive and vital by debate,” said Rhys-Davies.
Additionally, child actor Zachary Ty Bryan claimed that the divide in Hollywood resembled that of high school cliques.
“The party of tolerance and acceptance is only accepting if you agree with them,” he said.
What’s even more ridiculous is that the very same people who are touting the message of ‘love and hope’ are also the ones that are casting the first stone, the ones encouraging hate and even violence against those they don’t agree with.
I recently had a close friend say to me, “people need to start committing more violence against Republicans.”
I wish I were making this up.
Today is the day that defines the next few years in our country. Tomorrow will show the outcome of America’s voice.
Are you willing to stand up for what you believe in?
Written by the Whiskey Patriots Staff