Celebrities are going to talk about politics anywhere they go, whether you want to hear about it or not. Because if any lesson was learned from this election, it’s that people really love it when celebrities preach about their political views to you.
The American Music Awards got political over the weekend, taking several shots at President-elect Trump, much to the joy of the audience.
It started right at the beginning, with host Jay Pharoah opening the AMAs by doing his best Trump impression.
“I love Bruno Mars. I don’t know what color he is so I can’t deport him,” Pharoah began. “Listen everyone, I love ‘Uptown Funk,’ it was so totally about me, it was originally called ‘Uptown Trump.’ Listen, I’m going to funk this country up, bigly.”
Co-host Gigi Hadid laughed before moving on and getting the show on track to actually talk about music. Hadid, however, apparently couldn’t resist the temptation to join in, as she later brought out her own impression of Trump’s wife, Melania.
“I love my husband, President Barack Obama,” Hadid started with a heavily accented voice, referencing Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention being very close in parts to a speech given by Michelle Obama. “And our children, Sasha and Malia.”
Because it’s apparently fine to make fun of a minority, heavily-accented, future First Lady on national television, so long as she isn’t a liberal.
And finally, punk-rock band Green Day felt the need to chime in, as well. During their playing of “Bang Bang,” the band replaced their chorus in the middle of their song with the chant, "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA."
Now it would be foolish to assume that simply because Trump won the election that the ridicule from Hollywood would stop. It just comes with the territory when someone has different views than their collective hive-mind.
However, it slowly seems to be becoming clear that those on the left aren’t learning some of the lessons that this election showed: that people are tired of celebrity liberals shaming and making fun of their beliefs simply because they don’t agree politically. That if you don’t conform to believing everything that they believe, you are somehow a fascist who must be called out on television.
Maybe those in Hollywood should try to break out of their echo chamber if they want to find the real reason why people are caring less about what celebrities try preaching to them.
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