Editor’s Note: Whether on screen or off, Hollywood can always be counted on to keep us entertained. This is especially true when it comes to politics. Join us each week as we shine the spotlight on Tinsel Town’s A-listers and their whacky and sometimes inspiring takes on today’s current events.
Get Naked and Vote
The A- (and B) listers of HollyWeird have an important public service announcement: Get Naked and Vote. Sex sells, right? So, apparently, these actors believe showing their naked bodies will inspire the American people to get out and vote. The fact that this presidential election is one of the most contentious and important in the history of our nation has nothing to do with it. Celebs like Sarah Silverman and Mr. Incredible Hulk himself, Mark Ruffalo, are just some of the cast in the video ad not just telling us plebes to vote, but also “how” to do so.
The movie stars stripped down to warn voters about naked ballots, which require voters to put their mail-in ballots into two separate envelopes, or else they will not be counted. Using her hands to shield her bosom, Silverman said: “If you don’t do exactly as I tell you, then your ballot could get thrown out.” Comedian Chelsea Handler exclaimed, “Naked ballots – you don’t want one of those!” Chris Rock tells us to make sure and “read the instructions,” since I guess we aren’t smart enough to figure that out on our own. If that’s the case, then perhaps we have no business voting!
The celebs kick off the public service announcement by telling everyone: “I’m naked.” They had to make sure they reinforced that bit of information, I guess. Actress Tiffany Haddish’s appearance was a bit frightening since she’s in the driver’s seat of a vehicle, “completely butt-a** naked.” Comedian Amy Schumer, pointing a warning finger, tells us to “take your clothes off and vote.” The Hulk (not looking so hunky with his naked chest and hair that looks like it hasn’t seen a comb in a week) perhaps had the most insightful comment when he said: “I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking, Ruffalo, put your clothes on.”
The PSA naked video wasn’t the only example of HollyWeird’s finest showing off their bods as a way to make people vote. Kylie Jenner struck a provocative pose in an itty-bitty bikini with the caption: “But are you registered to vote? … let’s make a plan to vote together.” Step Up’s Jenna Dewan wanted to show off her post-pregnancy figure, so she took a picture while wearing her underwear, saying her diet includes – wait for it – voting! But perhaps the most ridiculous and desperate award should go to Tana Mongeau, the Storytime YouTube comedian, who told her subscribers, all 5.4 million of them: “if u send me proof u voted for Biden, I’ll send you a nude for free.”
Cheers and Jeers
Sometimes, HollyWeird players make headlines for silly or bizarre happenings, so here is a collection of newsworthy doings — honorable and dishonorable — by the tenants of Tinsel Town.
Wonder Woman Slammed for Playing Cleopatra
The left is at it again, shaming someone because of their nationality. When it was announced that Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot had been cast in the role of Cleopatra, liberals had a meltdown of epic proportions. Just look at some of the comments from the left:
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, a political commentator for CNN, was ticked because Gadot is an Israeli woman playing an Egyptian queen. “So,” he tweeted, “there were no Egyptian women to play, um, an*Egyptian* queen?”
Most of the hateful comments, however, were inspired by the actress’s mandatory two-year service in the Israeli army. Journalist Sameera Khan said that Israel “steals Arab land & you’re (Gadot) stealing their movie roles.” The writer continued, asking, “Which Hollywood dumba** thought it would be a good idea to cast an Israeli actress as Cleopatra (a very bland looking one) instead of a stunning Arab actress like Nadine Njeim?”
Public speaker and author Steven Salaita took the issue even further:
“Whatever you think of her being cast as Cleopatra, never forget that Gal Gadot proudly served (and continues to support) a colonial army notorious for maiming and murdering civilians. Not only is she responsible for participating in war crimes and whitewashing the army that committed them; she also should have her wealth seized and distributed to Palestinian refugees.”
The tolerant left at its finest.
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