It’s nearly impossible to turn on the television, browse the internet, or open social media accounts without seeing something about the Capitol protest in Washington, D.C. The left is having a field day, gleefully shutting down the voice of conservatives and Republicans as Facebook and Twitter ban President Donald Trump and efforts are made to restrict the use of Parler, an alternative to Twitter. The high and mighty movers and shakers of Hollywood are no different, using the platforms to express their opinions on Trump’s ban.
Reaction to Trump Banned from Social Media
Bette Midler has never been shy with her criticism of the commander in chief or the first lady. As Liberty Nation reported in September, the actress and singer attacked Melania Trump about her “Be Best” initiative:
“#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!”
She continued her rant with: “Oh, God. She still can’t speak English,” calling the Slovenian native an “awful person” and then attacking President Donald Trump: “I’m surprised Trump wants to destroy the #PostOffice. He got all his wives from it.” But when it comes to Joe Biden officially becoming president-elect, the Hocus Pocus star was more sedate. “And IT’S FINALLY OFFICIAL! #JOEBIDEN IS THE PRESIDENT~ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES,” she exclaimed. “THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE HAVE CAST THEIR VOTES. THE INSTITUTIONS HELD.” And after the announcement of Trump’s ban from social media outlets, she said, “THANK YOU #TWITTER! Please re-tweet!” Oddly enough, Midler’s tweet was one of the more pleasant posts. Here are just a few of the rants from Tinseltown:
Yvette Nicole Brown: “@RealDonaldTrump’s Twitter page was suspended permanently. I heard there’s no official word from the White House. Ya know why? Because ol’ dude’s Twitter page was suspended PERMANENTLY!”
John Cusack: “This move by Twitter and Facebook are the biggest blows To his fascism.”
Josh Gad: Taking a page from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), he tweeted: “All we got to do now is get the Nuclear codes out of his hands and we should be good!”
Rob Reiner: “He cried fire in a crowded theater once too often.”
Reaction to Biden as President
Even before Biden was officially announced as president and while there was, and is, so much controversy over the election result, Tinseltown’s elite was only too happy to voice their elation that Trump was headed out the door. In December, Josh Gad, known for voicing the silly snowman Olaf in Walt Disney’s Frozen, tweeted sarcastically:
“Congrats to #JoeBiden on being certified President. And thank you to Donald Trump & his allies 4 being so gracious in defeat & accepting the results so humbly. It’s really nice to see such great adherence to Democratic norms…like threatening electors with violence. Oh, wait…”
For those of you who watched All in The Family back in the day, you might remember Rob Reiner who was dubbed “Meathead” by papa Archie Bunker. Playing the part of a liberal activist in the 1970’s television series, Reiner continues his character’s mission, it seems. “Joe Biden won again!” he tweeted. “Donald Trump, inarguably the worst President in US history, lost again.” And he wasn’t finished. On Jan. 8, he reacted to the Capitol protest and said: “Any member of Congress that doesn’t support Impeachment and Removal of this President supports Sedition.”
Not All Bad Press
Despite all the negative posts about the president, Antonio Sabato Jr., a former Calvin Klein underwear model, and soap opera star, stepped up to the podium to defend Trump and chastise the left. “LIONS DONT CARE WHAT SHEEP SAY OR DO SO KEEP SHEEPING AWAY,” he said in December in rebuttal to Biden being termed president-elect. “TRUMPLANDSLIDE #WEWON.”
After Trump was banned from Twitter, Sabato Jr. rebuked the social media site. “You evil dirtbags Twitter @jack A–ES! Just please suspend all of us who support The Greatest President in History @realDonaldTrump and cut to the chase. Have a good time #TrumpWon.”
Singer-songwriter Joy Villa has been a bold supporter of Trump. She attended the 62nd Grammy Awards in Los Angeles wearing a bright red gown with huge white letters saying: “Trump 2020” down the front of her dress and “Impeached and Re-Elected” on the back. This was her third attendance wearing an outfit supporting the president. The outfit was custom-made by Desi Allinger of Desi Designs who told The Hollywood Reporter that, “The collar of Joy’s latex dress was inspired by a neckline on a dress by Alexander McQueen, and the coat is inspired by our first lady [Melania Trump] – I just picture her in this. So yeah, USA!”
Following the president’s banishment from Twitter and Facebook, Villa reached out to her fans and followers. “Follow me in case I get banned,” she tweeted and added a link to her Parler account. In another post, she said: “I want you to join me on MeWe, the Next-Gen Social Network. No Ads. No Spyware. No BS.”
At a time when information sharing and connecting with society is as simple as a few clicks on a computer and cell phones, the left scrambles to silence those dissenting voices that don’t follow the approved narrative. The President of the United States, removed from being able to connect with the people. The rich and infamous of Hollywood spread their cheer, with only some seeing the dangerous trend for what it is. What happens now is anyone’s guess.
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