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:
Actor George Clooney blames the Trump administration for President Biden’s low numbers, after a new poll found that only 38% of Americans gave him a positive approval rating.
“It’s like taking a battered child and thinking everything’s going to be OK his first day in school. There’s a lot of things that have to be repaired, there’s a lot of healing that has to happen, and it’s going to take time,” Clooney remarked. “Poll numbers come up and go down, I would expect them to go back up again.”
He also knocked conservatives for rallying behind the former president. “It’s so funny, because he was just this knucklehead,” The “Three Kings” star said. “I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls. Every time you went out he’d be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’ That’s all he was.”
“And the idea that there’s this whole group of people that think he’s the champion, of which he certainly can’t stand in real life,” Clooney added, “but he’s gonna play this out for a while.”
He also addressed a potential foray into politics, noting that he would never run, “because I would actually like to have a nice life.”
Morgan Freeman shared that he is against reducing the presence of law enforcement and believe most officers are simply doing their jobs.
“I am not in the least bit for defunding the police,” Freeman commented in a recent interview. “Police work is, aside from all the negativity around it, it is very necessary for us to have them and most of them are guys that are doing their job, they’re going about their day-to-day jobs.”
“I know some policemen who would never pull their gun except you know in a range,” he added. “So, that sort of thing. I don’t know.”
Morgan Freeman REJECTS defund the police movement: 'Most of them' are 'doing their job' https://t.co/M82IcNjwAx
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Netflix CEO Tead Sarandos bucked critics calls to cancel comedian Dave Chappelle for his controversial transgender jokes.
“Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today, and we have a long-standing deal with him. His last special ‘Sticks & Stones,’ also controversial, is our most-watched, stickiest and most award-winning stand-up special to date,” Sarandos wrote in a memo.
He went on to explain that the streamer works to support the creative freedom of their talent, which means there will always be content the platform airs that will be controversial to a subset of viewers.
“Several of you have also asked where we draw the line on hate. We don’t allow titles [on] Netflix that are designed to incite hate or violence, and we don’t believe ‘The Closer’ crosses that line,” he continued.
“Particularly in stand-up comedy, artistic freedom is obviously a very different standard of speech than we allow internally as the goals are different: entertaining people versus maintaining a respectful, productive workplace,” Sarandos concluded.
“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness slammed Sarandos for the memo on Monday,” News flash, straight men don’t get to decide what crosses the line on transphobic speech 🙃 … really gross look #netflix.”
Van Ness, who has enjoyed tremendous success on Netflix, clearly realized attacking his network’s CEO was not a good career move, and deleted his tweet the same day.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden resigned on Monday after a report detailed that emails he sent to then Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen over a seven year period that ended in 2018, contained racist, misogynistic and bigoted language.
“I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction,” Gruden said in a statement Monday night. “Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”
In one particular email, Gruden said NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith had “lips the size of michellin tires.”
“I’m ashamed I insulted De Smith. I never had a racial thought when I used it,” Gruden continued. “I’m embarrassed by what’s out there. I certainly never meant for it to sound that bad.”
The former Raiders coach walked away from a 10-year, $100 million contract when team owner Mark Davis accepted his resignation. Assistant coach Rich Bisaccia will serve as interim head coach until a replacement is named.
Offensive to Aliens
Liberal popstar Demi Lovato has a problem with the word aliens… When referring to extraterrestrials. The genderless singer will attempt to make contact with alien life in her new Peacock docuseries “Unidentified with Demi Lovato.”
“I think that we have to stop calling them aliens because aliens is a derogatory term for anything,” they said. “That’s why I like to call them ETs.”
She also believes that if aliens wanted to eradicate humans from Earth, “it would have happened by now,” and posits that there are other civilizations and dimensions in space.
“I think that if there were beings that could harm us, we would have been gone a long time ago,” the singer continued.
“I also think that if there are civilizations that are of consciousness in other dimensions, which has given them the technology to be able to travel through space, I think that they are looking for nothing but peaceful encounters and interactions because like I said, if they wanted us gone, we would have been gone a long time ago.”