Hollywood Stars Mostly Mum on Northam, Fairfax, and Omar

NewsBusters | 2/16/2019 | Staff
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Modern Hollywood has never been so vocal.

Talk shows. Social media. Awards stages. Marches. Rallies. Protests.

Name - Venue - Star - Starlet - Crush

Name the venue, and a star or starlet is there, promoting a crush of causes. It’s inescapable, from climate change to “Hitler 2.0” AKA President Donald Trump.

The recent Grammy Awards, minus former First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance, miraculously went off without a political rant. It’s the exception that proves the rule. Just wait until the Feb. 24 Oscars ceremony. The rich and famous will likely play catch up for three-plus hours.

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Yet these same voices, loud and proud in our digital age, are mostly mum on three troubled politicians.

Lt. Va. Gov. Justin Fairfax is credibly accused of not one but two sexual assaults.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is a new face in D.C. but she’s already piled up an impressive list of anti-semitic tweets. She had to apologize for her latest hate Tweet.

You can imagine what you might hear next from Celebrity Nation: “They must resign! Racism cannot be tolerated! We must squash anti-Semitism before we head toward another Holocaust!”

Course - Women

And, of course, “Believe all women!”

In reality, we heard mostly silence. The hypocrisy, on the other hand, is deafening. Do we need to really explain why? Look at the letter affixed to their names.

D - Democrat

It’s a “D” for Democrat.

Ellen DeGeneres, Kathy Griffin, Jim Carrey and director Ava DuVernay are just a small sample of stars who excoriated Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court nomination process.

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When President Trump picked Kavanaugh for the highest court in the land Hollywood rallied en masse in protest. They clung to the flimsiest of sexual assault allegations against him dating back decades.

The stars chanted, Believe All Women, using every platform at their disposal to stop his nomination. They failed, but not for lack of trying.

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Saturday Night Live even mocked Kavanaugh, a man who, if innocent, did...
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