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:
“Guardians of the Galaxy” actor Dave Bautista went after Congressman Dan Crenshaw for criticizing anti-American Olympic athlete Gwen Berry.
Crenshaw, a former Navy Seal, called for Berry to be cut from the Olympic squad for shunning the flag during a medal ceremony. “We don’t need any more ‘activist athletes.’ She should be removed from the team. You know, the entire point of the Olympic team is to represent the United States of America,” he said.
Bautista retweeted a thread from former Florida congressional candidate Pam Keith addressed to Crenshaw. “You have no idea what Gwen Berry has gone through or what makes her feel as she does, and even less desire to learn about it,” she accused. “But what you did was attack a Black woman & unleash the well-known phony right-wing.”
The Marvel actor added his own dig at Crenshaw to the thread: “I really respect your service but otherwise you’re just a huge f***ing tw**.”
Singer Vanessa Williams caught major flack for closing out PBS’s “Capitol Fourth” concert with the “black national anthem.” Williams said her decision to finish the event with “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” was in celebration of Juneteenth.
“So we are reflective of the times,” she remarked. “We are reflective of the times and I’m happy to be a part of a tremendous show that the producers are aware and willing to make the changes that have happened within the past year and a half.”
“Vanessa honey, a BLACK national anthem is something a Black African Country would have, not a country like America that exists for everyone,” blasted Florida GOP candidate Lavern Spicer.
“We’re witnessing the unraveling of E Pluribus Unum in real time. The consequences will be dire,” remarked former CIA officer Brian Dean Wright.
Actor Matthew McConaughey said America was “going through puberty” in an independence day video.
“As we celebrate our birth as a nation, the day that kick-started a revolution to gain our sovereignty, let’s admit that this last year, this trip around the sun, was also another head-scratcher,” he said.
“But let’s also remember that we’re babies as a country,” McConaughey went on. “We’re basically going through puberty in comparison to other countries’ timeline, and we’re going to go through growing pains.”
He explained that we have to keep learning and maturing to make the nation greater by continuously evolving.
“We gotta keep realizing that we’re a place where our individual pursuits and desires need to be appreciative and supportive of our collective responsibilities as Americans,” he continued. “Sure, we’re each unique. We’re each independent. We each have innate abilities that others don’t have, as people and as states. But at the same time, we are all in this together, and if you don’t purchase that, move on. Go somewhere else.”
happy 245th birthday America – lets rock pic.twitter.com/MiLKZ0HN8y
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) July 4, 2021
Actor Seth Rogen slammed Team USA for refusing to let sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson participate in the Summer Olympics after testing positive for marijuana use.
“The notion that weed is a problematic ‘drug’ is rooted in racism. It’s insane that Team USA would disqualify one of this country’s most talented athletes over thinking that’s rooted in hatred. It’s something they should be ashamed of,” Rogen posted on Twitter.
The comedian, who owns Los Angeles-based cannabis brand Houseplant, joked “Also if weed made you fast, I’d be FloJo.”
Richardson apologized on the “TODAY” show, but accepted the one-month suspension without contest.
Henry Winkler got ripped by the internet for tweeting a well-intentioned, but tone-deaf call for unity on Saturday.
“We are So divided as a country… only a cataclysmic Event, that makes us depend on one another again, can bring us back together,” the “Happy Days” star wrote.
Twitter decided to remind him about the “events” the world is currently facing. “Sir, we’re in the midst of a pandemic, and look how that turned out…” wrote one respondent.
“There is a global plague and the ocean is on fire and infrastructure is collapsing and autocracy is rising and violent insurrectionists stormed the Capitol and none of those cataclysmic events united us,” said another. “So I’ll just assume you know something new about the UFOs and call it a day.”
Legendary director Richard Donner died at the age of 91. His long list of credits included “The Omen,” “Superman,” “Lethal Weapon,” and “The Goonies.”
“Richard Donner made the devil a child in ‘The Omen,’ invented the modern-day comic book movie with ‘Superman,’ and reinvented the buddy cop movie with ‘Lethal Weapon,’” director Kevin Smith wrote in memoriam. “I got to meet with him last year about a project. Guy was a natural-born storyteller. Thanks for all the flicks, Dick!”
Country singer Sanford Clark died at 85 from COVID-19. He had been receiving cancer treatment before contracting the virus and passed away at a Missouri hospital.
The rockabilly performer reached the Billboard Top 100 with his No. 7 hit, “The Fool” in 1956. Elvis Presley went on to re-record the song in the 1970s.
“Charmed” actress Alyssa Milano decided to trash the United States on the Fourth of July. She tweeted a video of herself wearing a bejewelled American flag t-shirt captioned with: “Reminder: the United States was founded on the unjust treatment of Native Americans, Africans, and other people of color.”
In a follow-up, she posted a quote from Fredrick Douglass that read, “What to the slave is the Fourth of July? The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn.”
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) July 4, 2021
In contrast, retired boxer George Foreman refused to disparage the nation, though he has been publicly pressured to stop singing its praises.
“For about 54 years, people have ask [sic] me not to keep saying ‘I love America,’” he wrote on the Fourth. “Well I do and I’m not ashamed. Don’t leave it; Love it. Happy 4th of July.”
Forman posted a photo of himself holding the American flag at the 1968 Olympic Games after he took the gold medal.