We’re tracking the conservative culture clash with woke Hollywood hypocrites to keep you up to date on who’s winning and who we hate.
Here’s what happened today:
Country singer Jason Aldean isn’t afraid of being cancelled by internet critics.
“I think people know where I stand politically. I’m not a guy that’s just going to go out there and start trying to stir the pot just to stir the pot,” he said in a recent interview. “At some point, it’s gotten to where if you’re a conservative and you’re in this business, you’re not allowed to speak.”
Aldean noted that a lot of his friends in the industry have the same political beliefs, but “are really scared to stand up and say anything for fear of backlash,” but he can’t sleep at night if he doesn’t speak up.
“To me, it’s hard for [me] to go lay my head down at night with a clear conscience, feeling like I’m a coward for not saying the things that I want to say or I feel like need to be said.”
The country crooner doesn’t hate on people who don’t have the same views as him, but he refuses to stay silent about what matters to him.
“People are going to have their opinion about whatever I say or think or whatever and that’s completely fine,” he concluded. “You don’t have to agree with me, I don’t expect everybody to agree with me, but I also have a voice and opinion just like everybody else.”
“General Hospital” star Bergen Williams died over the summer of a rare inherited disorder at the age of 62. Williams’ sister revealed that the actress had died on July 20th in a statement on Twitter.
“Bergen Williams succumbed to the ravages of Wilson’s Disease surrounded by loving family. Bergen was a writer, inventor and actress who played Big Alice on the TV soap General Hospital,” the tweet said.
Williams appeared in 155 episodes of the daytime soap from 2002-2015.
Georgia football star Adam Anderson has been accused of rape by a second woman, after he turn himself into police when his first alleged victim said she woke up to him raping her.
His latest accuser said the outside linebacker sexually assaulted her in 2020. Anderson is out on $25,000 bail and is not expected to play for the rest of the college football season. He is allowed to finish the rest of his classes this semester, but will then have to return to his hometown of Rome, Georgia.
The script supervisor on Alec Baldwin’s shutdown western set said that the scene that led to the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins did not call for the 63-year-old star and producer to fire the weapon.
40-year filmmaking veteran Mamie Mitchell filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and 21 other defendants that alleges “every safety protocol designed to ensure that firearms would be safely used were ignored, and actions that were taken were against all industry norms.”
“Alec Baldwin, intentionally, without just cause or excuse, cocked and fired the loaded gun even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not call for the cocking and loading of the firearm,” the filing reads.
It also accuses him of firing the gun towards the plaintiff and his victims Hutchins and the director he shot, even though protocol was not to do so.
“I’ll never forget what happened on the set of “Rust” that day,” Mitchell said. “I relive the shooting and the sound of the explosion from the gun over and over again.”
Comedian Dave Chappelle doesn’t seem too broken up that his old high school, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown, cancelled a fundraising event he was set to host, when students claimed they were uncomfortable with his presence at the event.
“We recognize that not everyone will accept or welcome a particular artist’s point of view, product or craft, but reject the notion that a ‘cancel culture’ is a healthy or constructive means to teach our students how society should balance creative freedom with protecting the right and dignity of all of its members,” the school said in response.
Students were unhappy the controversy surrounding Chappelle’s jokes about transgender people during his Netflix special “The Closer,” when many of their classmates identify as LGBTQ+.
At a screening of his documentary “Untitled” last week, he joked about the situation. “They’re canceling stuff I didn’t even want to do,” Chappelle remarked. “If you think you’re mad at me — remember, I didn’t disinvite you from anything.”
On The Run
Former NFL player Zac Stacy is evading law enforcement after he went viral for a video that shows him violently beating his ex-girlfriend in front of their child.
The former New York Jet allegedly fled the scene of the crime minutes before Oakland police arrived, and determined that an instance of domestic violence battery had taken place and Stacy was the prime suspect.
In the video, Stacy can be seen beating the woman before throwing her into a television set, which falls on top of her. She pleaded with him to stop, but he picked her up and slammed her to the ground. Their five-month-old baby was just feet away.
The victim took to social media to accuse the runningback’s network of hiding him from law enforcement authorities.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone who has continued to support me in this ordeal,” she said. “He’s still not apprehended. I don’t know why. His friends are hiding him. Please, if you know anything, contact your local authorities if you see him. He drives a white Kia Optima, a 2020 I believe, or a 2021.”