Wednesday Update: Barbara Streisand Says GOP Voting Laws ‘Silence People Of Color,’ Steven Seagal Joins Pro-Putin Party, Kate Hudson Thinks Matthew McConaghey Has ‘A Real Chance’ At Becoming Texas Governor

By Moody College of Communication from Austin, USA - Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice host conversation with film director and screenwriter Jeff Nichols., CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=86256727

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:

Fundraising Fight

Liberal actress Barbra Streisand claims new GOP voting laws are trying to “silence people of color.”

In a fundraising email for the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, she wrote: “If we do nothing, Republicans will continue to spread lies, pass voter suppression laws, and use this year’s redistricting process to ensure they keep power for a decade or more.”

CIting her civil rights activism dating back to the 1960s, she said it was “disheartening” to witness “attempts to silence people of color” sixty years later. 

“The tactics Republicans are using today to restrict access to voting may have different names, but it’s the same old strategy: Keep anyone who disagrees with you – or who might look different than you – from expressing themselves in the political sphere,” she went on. “That’s exactly what gerrymandering and voter suppression do.” 

 

Pro-Putin

Ex-pat action star Steven Seagal joined a pro-Kremlin party known as “A Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth” on Saturday, which supports Russian President Vladimir Putin’s continued reign. 

Segal, who was given Russian citizenship by Putin in 2016, called for environmentally destructive businesses in the country to face stricter penalties.  

“Without being able to arrest people, when we just fine them, they are probably making more money off the production of the things that are defiling the environment,” Seagal commented.  

 

A Real Chance

 Actress Kate Hudson thinks her “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” costar Matthew McConaughey could be elected governor of Texas if he decides to run. Though she was shocked when Rob Lowe brought up that McConaughey’s considering running for office, she thinks “he’d have a real chance.”

 “I guess it depends on what kind of, you know, platform he’s running on,” she said. “He’s a really interesting guy. If he does want to get into politics, I believe that … you probably wouldn’t get a politician who would care as much as he does, you know? I think he’s very authentic… But the governor of Texas is a big job.”

 

Snubbed 

Country singer Morgan Wallen reportedly failed to follow-up with the Nashville branch of the NAACP after expressing interest in a sit-down after his N-word controversy in February. Chapter President Cheryl Guinn said Wallen’s team went silent after an initial phone call. 

The singer, who has publicly apologized after a video was leaked of him drunkenly calling a friend by the racial slur, recently won three Billboard Awards for top country male artist, top country artist and top country album, despite not being allowed to attend the ceremony. 

 

Dropped

A Nashville hat store is apologizing for selling yellow Star of David patches with the words “not vaccinated” written in the center, likening COVID anti-vaxxers to Jews during the Holocaust.  

After protestors gathered outside of the store over the weekend, store owner Gigi Gaskins defended the patches by noting that without showing vaccine papers to schools, private businesses, and hospitals, citizens will not be granted entry. “All unvaccinated people will be segregated from society, marked, & must wear a mask. What comes next?

But when major vendors began pulling out after the online backlash, Gaskins issued an apology.  “In NO WAY did I intend to trivialize the Star of David or disrespect what happened to millions of people,” she wrote on Instagram. 

“That is not who I am & what I stand for. My intent was not to exploit or make a profit. My hope was to share my genuine concern & fear and to do all that I can to make sure that nothing like that ever happens again. I sincerely apologize for any insensitivity,” Gaskins concluded. 

 

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JCE
JCE
11 months ago

Matthew is too much like Beto the Dummy! Stay on the sidelines, dude, keep rooting for UT. According to Kate you smell bad.

Southern Gal
Southern Gal
11 months ago
Reply to  JCE

I’ve met him. She’s not lying about that. But he is a genuine, down-to-earth, very friendly guy who is not the Hollywood elitist some believe him to be. I seriously doubt he has what it takes to make it in politics, though he may surprise us all. His positivity and seemingly permanent smile will undoubtedly be lost in the trenches amongst the mud-slinging, power-hungry politicians. He should just stick to humanitarian causes and continue to do good for people where he can.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
11 months ago

First off all, I’ll say it again. To the great people of Texas, please look the other way if Hollyweird Matthew M runs for governor. He’s a LIBTURD and has minus zero experience.
As for the Nashville lady selling yellow stars, I agree with her idea. Believe it or not, this out of control government will eventually make sure that those who choose not to vax will be ostracized.
People, please wake up and let’s take our country back. It seems like eons ago that President Trump was in office.
Look where we are in just 4 short months. If this doesn’t wake people up, frankly I don’t know what will????

Kate Ferris
Kate Ferris
11 months ago

AMEN🙏

Kdub
Kdub
11 months ago

You are absolutely right Nine Island….I did not take the vaccine and if people want to try to shame me that’s entirely up to them….

I know that I will be just fine in a couple of years….unlike those who decided to receive the bioweapon called a vaccine…..depopulation is the goal….

Melvin Overholt
11 months ago
Reply to  Kdub

All those who have died after catching the Covid virus didn’t have the vaccine available and those fortunate enough to survive after catching Covid virus may have developed immunity to it. To be safe, at my age of 78 and with medical conditions I jumped and received the Moderna vaccine at my VA Medical Center here in Tucson, AZ in March of this year. As a result I can travel and vacation as I can show my CDC vaccination card to all travel providers when required. Pandemics cause depopulation like the Black Plague, Spanish Flu, Polio, and others. Not taking the vaccine puts you in a very risky place, so why chance it?

Chris
Chris
11 months ago

People are getting Covid & Pneumonia after being vaccinated…developing heart issues and even the kids are having heart issue, you don’t get it they want to control you like the Nazi’s..

BrewDubbs
11 months ago

I believe the saying is, “Better to keep your mouth shut and be though a fool than to open it and prove it.”

Sure seems like there are a lot of people who are good at acting that are totally against all the people who paid their salary (indirectly).

The “Not Vaccinated” thing – yeah, I thought about the same thing with “the mark” of the Jewish people and thought better to liken it to the scarlet letter. Now, if not fully vaccinated with proof, need to wear a mask…. with proof of vaccine, no mask…. There it is. “The Tag Of Shame” #tagofshame

Last edited 11 months ago by BrewDubbs
Kdub
Kdub
11 months ago
Reply to  BrewDubbs

Exactly….

Maria
Maria
11 months ago

More propaganda…

Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
11 months ago

Nope, sorry Matthew, the Gov they have is just way to good for a Hollyweird to defeat. Try running for Dog Catcher, then MAYBE, or better yet stay out of politics al together and stick with what you know, playing someone else.

Jamey
Jamey
11 months ago

Barbara Streisand is a hard-over racist and always has been. She tells horrid lies at the drop of a hat, and gives evidence of being strongly anti American. Maybe it’s time that Mother Nature deprived a thankful world of her disgusting presence.