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:
Golf champ Phil Mickelson questioned how public health officials were handling the latest COVID-19 variant, based on its low mortality rate.
“Serious question since I’m not a dr. If omicron is contagious but not deadly(25,000 cases in Africa with no deaths) why try and control it? Why not let it go and let people get it and develop immunity? Especially for those who won’t get vaccinated? Pls no hate, I’m just curious,” Mickelson asked Twitter last week.
Serious question since I’m not a dr. If omicron is contagious but not deadly(25,000 cases in Africa with no deaths) why try and control it? Why not let it go and let people get it and develop immunity? Especially for those who won’t get vaccinated? Pls no hate, I’m just curious.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) December 23, 2021
The query divided the social media platform, with critics screeching at him for posting “bad faith questions,” and supporters pointing out that “natural immunity isn’t profitable.”
“Please stop pretending you’re innocently floating an idea — we’re two years deep into this. Take some responsibility,” one commenter blasted.
No hate here, but you are contributing to deadly disinformation being used by fascists to destroy American democracy. … Delete this and apologize,” whined a keyboard warrior.
“Because Pfizer has better lobbyists than natural immunity,” countered a big pharma skeptic.
“Phil out here making more sense with one tweet than almost anyone in sports, media, or politics,” lauded Outkick’s Clay Travis.
Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania sent a box of presents to a seven-year-old girl who was critically injured after a tornado that tore through her family’s Missouri home, killed her nine-year-old sister, and put her mother in a coma.
“We are so encouraged by the strength and determination you have shown during this very difficult time. You will remain in our hearts for complete care and comfort as you continue to recover,” the signed letter that accompanied the presents read.
“With your steadfast spirit, and the unwavering strength and support of your wonderful family and many friends, your future potential is limitless.”
Avalinn Rackley’s grandmother took a video as she cheered in excitement about the gifts, while wearing a back brace for her broken vertebrae and the same matching pajamas as her father, Trent Rackley.
The package contained American Girl dolls, bracelets, pens, presidential blankets, and hats and books that were signed by the former first couple.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger bought 25 tiny homes for veterans who were homeless.
“Today, I celebrated Christmas early,” Schwarzenegger tweeted on Thursday. “The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA. It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes.”
The “Terminator” star donated $250,000 to nonprofit Village for Vets to build 64 square foot homes that feature two beds, a desk, and both heating and air-conditioning.
“All of you have the power to do something for someone else this holiday season,” he continued. “It doesn’t have to be big. Just give a few minutes of your time to help someone else.”
“Modern Family” star and Kansas City native, Eric Stonestreet, teamed up with his hometown police department to distribute 600 free hams to local residents in memory of his late father, who died last month after a four year battle with chronic myeloid leukemia.
“I reached out to Farmland Foods to see if maybe they would give us a deal on, or match a purchase of hams,” Stonestreet said. “Their response was ‘no but how about if we give you 600 hams!?’ Yes, 600!”
“Thank you Farmland for helping us honor our dad this holiday season,” he continued. “We know he got a good chuckle and smile out of people’s reactions to being given a random ham.”
“Wheel of Fortune” contestant Charlene Rubush lost out on a new car when she took a pause between words when solving the final puzzle.
“You know, this one’s tough because you said all the right words, including the word ‘word’ but, as you know, it’s gotta be more or less continuous,” host Pat Sajak explained to her. “We’ll allow for a little pause but not four or five seconds. I’m sorry. You did a good job in getting it, but we can’t give you the prize, and it was the Audi.”
But the German carmaker didn’t agree with the decision and decided to award her the prize themselves.
“In the spirit of the holidays, we are thrilled to gift Charlene with an all-new Audi Q3.” said Audi’s of America Chief Marketing Officer. “It is the season of giving after all and, technicality or not, we are always eager to share a bit of Audi magic and cheer!”
— Audi USA (@Audi) December 22, 2021
NASCAR driver Brandon Brown said he has been canceled over the anti-Joe Biden slogan “Let’s Go Brandon.”
‘It got extremely difficult for us,’ Brown said. “If you’re a national corporation, that means you sell to all consumers … and unfortunately, when you get dragged into the political arena, people want you to take a side.”
The rising star revealed he is a Republican in the interview. “I’ve never been put in a position where it’s, “OK, what side are you on? Left or right?” So it’s hard for a brand to want to attach to somebody who might be kind of divisive in their consumer base,” he continued. “If I’m going to divide Coca-Cola, why would they want to talk to me?”
“So the short answer is it’s been tough to connect with partnerships just because it’s kind of viewed as a ticking time bomb: “What is he doing to choose or say and how would that effect our consumer base?” It’s too much of a risk. I understand it on their side but it’s made it really hard to tie everything down.”
“Dancing With the Stars” Jojo Siwa almost got taken out while sitting courtside while Phoenix Suns torched the LA Lakers on their home turf.
Suns player, Jae Crowder, leapt into the crowd chasing after a loose ball and managed to get it back inbounds as he dove behind Siwa’s chair. She ducked and covered, then appeared delighted and astonished after the encounter.
“I just got trampled by a player,” she announced on her Instagram Story. “It was really cool. Also, I just saw my life flash before my eyes. “If I wouldn’t have ducked, I would’ve been out, down for the count. I think I would’ve got a broken neck… It’s honestly really entertaining. It really spiced up the day.”
Quite well. https://t.co/XeGkt0wD5s
— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) December 22, 2021