Simultaneously breathing and thinking is a complex task for most celebrities, and when they attempt to sound out syllables, you cannot help but think of eminent philosopher H.L. Mencken’s sage words, “Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” The ruling elite in the entertainment class – actors, musicians, and models – all share the same sense of self-importance and hypocrisy that are on display for the whole world to witness.
Case in point, Cardi B, the American rapping phenomenon sweeping the nation with horrid political insights, like those offered on college campuses or by the plague euphemistically referred to as Antifa or on CNN.
In January 2018, the musician tweeted her disdain for President Donald Trump, writing, “Trump is soo disgusting! I hate him Soo much. Im starting to hate him with a f—ing passion.”
…the long list of anti-Trump, holier-than-thou celebrities who should refrain from throwing stones in a glass house.
Since then, Cardi B has publicly slammed the president with the grace, eloquence, and wit that would make your typical raconteur blush. She told Billboard days after her tweet: “Why is our president so concerned about what football players is doing when the goddamn world is going in shambles?” The rapper articulately told Rolling Stone in June that Trump is the n-word and a “d—head.” She also provided some thought-provoking political analysis, pontificating that Trump nearly sparked a “crazy civil war.”
She went as far to appear in a video along with Hillary Clinton at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, reading an excerpt from Michael Wolff’s discredited book, Fire and Fury: “Why am I even reading this s–t? I can’t believe this. I can’t believe — this is how he really lives his life?”
Poor grammar and vulgarity aside, her comments prove that she has joined the long list of anti-Trump, holier-than-thou celebrities who should refrain from throwing stones in a glass house.
A Real Deplorable
Recently, the singer was charged with one count of assault and two counts of reckless endangerment in connection with a fight at a New York City strip club. She turned herself in to police, and her attorney, Jeff Kern, said that he was unaware of any evidence that his client caused physical harm. Her court date was rescheduled for December 3.
While this is the first time she has been involved with the police, it is not the first time that she has been involved in violence. During the 2018 Fashion Week event in New York, she threw a stiletto shoe at a musician named Nicki Minaj – the incident was caught on camera. This past spring, two of her bodyguards reportedly attacked a fan who tried to obtain her autograph.
In an Instagram live video, Cardi B urged her critics to commit suicide or harm themselves by throwing themselves “off a f—ing balcony” and cutting “your motherf—ing veins.”
She’s a real peach.
And this is a woman who claims to be a devout Catholic who directly communicates with God.
Thy Name Is Hypocrite
Self-righteous anti-Trump celebrities, feigning a moral and just disposition on the same level as Mother Teresa, have one thing in common: They are flawed – sometimes downright nasty – human beings who would be better off not opening their mouths, unless the words are scripted by someone else.
Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night talk show host described as America’s conscience by the media for frequently lamenting the president, has an interesting past. He has had young girls grope his genital area, used blackface for a comedic gag, and posted a now-deleted tweet that many considered homophobic.
Fellow late-night host Jimmy Fallon performed in blackface, too, when he impersonated Chris Rock. Fallon has caved to public pressure for not criticizing President Trump enough. For the last year he has ventured on an extensive apology tour for committing the cardinal sin of normalizing Trump.
Legendary actress Meryl Streep, known for her majestic performances in such gripping films as Ricki and the Flash and Hope Springs, is an avid Trump hater because of his behavior. That didn’t stop her from calling fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein a “God” or giving Roman Polanski, the renowned film director who raped and sodomized a 13-year-old girl, a standing ovation.
And there is the violent rhetoric.
Alleged comedian Kathy Griffin became a martyr for the left in May 2017 when photos surfaced of her holding a decapitated head of Trump. Actor Johnny Depp, who has had plenty of trouble with the law over the years, asked a music festival audience: “When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” Madonna revealed she thinks “a lot about blowing up the White House.” Before Trump won the GOP nomination, has-been thespian Mickey Rourke went on a profanity-laced rant and threatened to beat the “b-tch punk c—sucker” with a baseball bat.
You could spend 48 hours highlighting how celebrities, pretending to be our intellectual and moral betters, have neither the acumen nor the integrity to pass judgment on anyone – even politicians.
Entertainment’s Groupthink Problem
The entertainment industry has a diversity problem, and it isn’t skin- or gender-related. In recent years, Hollywood’s prohibition of independent thought has banalized every subject imaginable, making celebrities’ opinions as void as the deep recesses of the universe. When celebrities such as Cardi B attempt to formulate a coherent thought, they try to mask their attempts with confidence and vulgarity and seek approval from their ill-informed peers. They’re as inconspicuous about it as a cockroach swimming in a bowl of Cheerios.