Hollywood Demonstrates Hypocrisy

Photo Courtesy/ Oscars DiCaprio talked about climate change during his Oscars acceptance speech.

By Luke Sterner

Contributing Writer

Hollywood and celebrities love to tell us how we should behave, think and feel. They seem to believe that they are the Shepard and we are mere sheep, aimlessly following them and adhering to their words as Gospel.

Hollywood’s biggest issues are: the planet, guns and mistreatment of women. Yet, celebrities are the worst offenders of those three things.   

One of their signature issues is climate change.

Leonardo DiCaprio is the figure head of this issue and has said “climate change is the most urgent threat facing our species, and we need to work together.”  Yet he flies in private jets, the most inefficient way of travel fuel wise, rents party yachts, which use large amounts of diesel fuel and owns at least three homes, which need to be powered daily.

When DiCaprio says “we” does he mean all of us, or everybody but him? The man’s carbon footprint is bigger than Shaquille O’Neal’s actual footprint, yet he has the nerve to lecture us about our lifestyle killing the planet?

Hollywood’s newest crusade is gun control.

They donate money to March for Our Lives and tweet their support for anti-gun causes, yet many of them have armed security. Leftist politicians, the anti-gun protesters and celebrities are protected by the same guns they want banned.

Lebron James tweeted his support for the March for Our Lives, but I guess he forgot about the videos of him shooting an MP5, and a fully automatic belt fed machine gun.

Chelsea Handler, a self-proclaimed gun expert, recently tweeted: “My armed guards aren’t killing children and don’t have semi-automatic weapons.” Unless her guards are carrying single-shot pistols used in the 1800’s, they have semi-automatic weapons.

Hillary Clinton, while speaking in India, was guarded with rifles, similar to the AR-15.

These people are protected by armed security guards but don’t want us to have the same means to protect ourselves.   

“Black Panther” has many scenes of ‘gun’ violence in two to three hours.

George Clooney recently donated thousands of dollars to March for Our Lives, yet he used guns in films like “The Peacemaker,” “Out of Sight” and “From Dusk Till Dawn.”

Matt Damon’s “Jason Bourne” movies have an obscene amount of gun violence, yet Mr. Damon stated that he wants a gun ban like Australia.

The third tirade Hollywood lectures us on is the mistreatment of women, yet they don’t see the hypocrisy within their own inner circle.

Did any of them ever watch “Fifty Shades of Grey?”  I, a male, found clips of that movie offensive to women.

What about Harvey Weinstein or Roman Polanski? Celebrities knew about their misdeeds, but said nothing – why?

Maybe they should have followed the advice of Ronald Reagan, who said, “There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers, we must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.”

Lastly, let’s talk about Jimmy Kimmel, the former host of The Man Show.

Here are the opening song lyrics of The Man Show: “Grab a beer and drop your pants, Send your wife and kids to France. It’s the Man Show! Quit your job and light a fart, Yank your favorite private part. It’s the Man Show! It’s a place where men can come together. Look at the cans on this chick named Heather, juggy girls on trampolines, Time to loosen those blue jeans. It’s the…Man Show!”

There was actually a skit on The Man Show where Kimmel makes women feel his crotch and have them guess what’s in his pants. It gets better when he asked one of the girls if she is 18 because “Uncle Jimmy doesn’t need to do time” in his words.

This is the same man who praised the Oscar award for not having male genitalia. Jimmy should remember his past before lecturing every night on his show, or during the Oscars, which he hosted this year.

Kimmel recently made fun of first lady Melania Trump for her accent and pronunciation of certain words while she was reading stories to children during the White House Easter celebration. Jimmy likes to mock our President for his policy on immigration, yet makes fun of Melania.

He also calls for “common sense” gun reform, but won’t say if he will lead by example and disarm his security team.

Celebrities need to practice what they preach. The definition of hypocrisy is: “pretending to a belief that one does not hold.”

Whether it’s the planet, guns or treatment of women, isn’t that Hollywood? The definition of hypocrisy should be Hollywood and its employees.

Unfortunately, this is the group of people our kids have when they pick their role models.  Scary isn’t it?

Email Luke at:

lsterner@ilve.esu.edu

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