• Gervais Offers Some Biting Advice to Hollywood Left — They Ain’t Thrilled About It

    Surge Summary: Comedian/actor Ricky Gervais is in some hot water with the Left for remarks he made while hosting this year’s Golden Globe Awards. He tweaked the “woke” crowd — and they didn’t appreciate it. He joins a few other celebrities who are standing up to Progressives’ authoritarian impulses — and getting backlash for it.

    by Gary Bauer

    I know there has been some news about this, but if you missed it, I want to commend this to you.  Comedian Ricky Gervais, host of Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony, offered this bit of advice to the “woke” Hollywood celebrities as he kicked off the show:

    “If you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a political platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything.  You know nothing about the real world.  Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So, if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your god and f*** off. OK?”

    A number of left-wing organizations are now attacking Gervais.  Are they refuting any of his assertions, like Hollywood’s obsession with political correctness?  Did they counter his point that many celebrities ignored the Epstein and Weinstein scandals or turned a blind eye to major media firms running sweatshops in China?

    Of course not.  Instead, they are accusing him of mimicking “right-wing talking points.”  Gervais responded by asking how could “teasing huge corporations, and the richest, most privileged people in the world be considered right wing?”

    I believe this episode is worth noting because Gervais, J. K. Rowling and Alan Dershowitz are hardly conservative converts.  But they are taking on Hollywood, the transgender ideology and other leftist nonsense.

    They are liberals who are willing to speak up against the authoritarian impulse that is poisoning the minds of so many progressives.  I hope 2020 is the year that restores some sanity and genuine tolerance to our political discourse.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge. 

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: Thomas Atilla Lewis, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15735536

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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