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:
Bashing The Right
“The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence spoke out against the GOP for trying to strengthen voting rules in a PSA pushing the For The People Act. “In Texas, Georgia and Florida and 44 other states, there’s a radical wing of the Republican Party that is actively dismantling America’s right to vote because they don’t have the numbers to win otherwise,” she stated.
She went on to claim the GOP was “targeting” minorities. “Without Gerrymandering or shutting down hundreds of voting facilities within reach of minorities, and specifically targeting and carving out people of color, they can’t win. But this is cheating and it is not democracy.”
Lawrence promoted the Act by alleging that “it can reverse these anti-voting laws and it can stop billionaires from being able to buy our elections,” and noted “it even says that all voting machines need to be made here in the U.S. But it’s going to take a lot of pressure from us to get it to pass.”
Country star Reba McEntire released a statement refuting that she was involved in a campaign fundraiser for South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem on Sunday. An invitation to the $500 a plate BBQ listed McEntire as a special guest, but the notoriously politically private singer said she wasn’t going to show up.
“Last night, an invitation to a political fundraiser with my name attached was sent out without my knowledge or permission. I had and have no plans to attend this event and had told the event organizers as such,” McEntire tweeted Friday. “Throughout my career, I have stated that I do not get involved in politics and that remains true today.”
Noem’s camp told a different story. “The Kristi for Governor campaign follows standard operating procedure when it comes to confirming and listing hosts for the Governor’s events. That includes written confirmation,” a representative stated. “The procedures were followed in this instance.”
Late Night Diss
Caitlyn Jenner called out Jimmy Kimmel after he mocked her on his late night show. Kimmel referred to her as “Caitlyn Jenner Car-crashian” in reference to a 2016 car accident she was involved in that resulted in a fatality.
He showed a clip of Jenner’s recent appearance on “The View,” calling the interview “nonsense” and claiming she was “just trying to get attention.” He even snarked that she looked like “Donald Trump in a Caitlyn Jenner wig.”
“Because, I mean the resemblance is uncanny, really they’ve got all the same kind of moves,” he went on. “Caitlyn Jenner has a better chance of being the next Batman than the governor of California. She knows little to nothing about anything really.”
Jenner responded on Twitter, taking shots at Kimmel and “woke” liberals. “Last night
@jimmykimmel called me Donald Trump with a wig,” she wrote. “He obviously believes that trans women are simply men with wigs on. Where is the outrage from the left or LGBT community? Being WOKE must be optional if you are a Democrat.”
She went on to list all of Kimmel’s past public blunders, including the times he made a joke about killing everyone in China, asked women to fondle his crotch during a comedy bit, and wore blackface while impersonating NBA player Karl Malone.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 11, 2021
Modern Day Blacklist
Former “Saturday Night Live” performer John Lovitz said cancel culture is just like the 1940’s Red Scare that led to the infamous Hollywood Blacklist.
“I’ll just say it, it’s no different than McCarthyism,” he remarked. “As soon as you say to a comedian like me, ‘You can’t say that,’ the first thing in my head is, ‘Oh, and now I have to.’”
Though he noted there’s “a difference between making jokes and being outright mean,” Lovitz has advice for snowflake audience members. “If you don’t have the ability to laugh at yourself, don’t go to a comedy club. I’m not changing my act. If you’re watching TV and you don’t like the show, change the channel. It’s very simple.”
Musician Kid Rock landed in hot water for using a bigoted slur at fans during a concert, and decided to address his critics on Twitter.
“If Kid Rock using the word f**** t offends you, good chance you are one,” he posted. “Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day.” He signed the post as Bob Ritchie, which is his actual name.
Rock inflamed fans at a Tennessee concert last week when he saw them filming him onstage. “F**k your iPhone, yeah!” He then turned to the crowd at large and shouted. “You f**king f**** ts with your iPhones out!” Concertgoers posted the video online, and he has since received viral backlash.