All of those outraged celebrities who’ve had such fun attacking Trump know perfectly well that powerful studio heads still abuse their power and expect and get sex in return for acting jobs. So where’s the celebrity uproar about that? …
The other great unremarked on fact about the Trump’s misogynist swaggering is that it’s true. Women often do let powerful men maul them about, even if there’s no quid pro quo: no leg up for the leg over. It happens in politics; in Trump’s world of real estate business breakfasts and beauty pageants; but again, it happens most often in Hollywood. Women let celebrities get away with it not because they enjoy being grabbed by the groin, but because they feel flattered; special. They, wrongly, consider it not an insult but a compliment that the big shot chose them to paw at. Are these girls culpable then?
Actors make a living talking words others have written for them, and faking emotions. Experts on the world’s affairs they are not.
Insulting a candidate, even one as daft as Donald, calling him a pig and implying that his followers are morons is no way to sway a swing voter. It will instead, alienate him.
I suspect De Niro and co are not really in the business of trying to stop Trump, whether they know it or not. It’s the political limelight they crave. They’ve conquered showbiz and now long to be taken seriously as commentators on world affairs. Let’s hope their intervention doesn’t prove too counterproductive.
hat-tip Stephen Neil