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:
Days after calling anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers “schmucks” for refusing to protect fellow Americans, Arnold Schwarzenegger was spotted maskless as he hung out with friends in Beverly Hills.
On Friday, the former California governor admitted that “calling people schmucks and saying ‘Screw your freedom’ was a little much,” even though he stood by the sentiment.
In an op-ed, he wrote: “We don’t need to close our economies again, we just need to come together like the generations of Americans who came before us, and to give just a tiny fraction of what they gave.”
“We need to prove to ourselves and to the world that we can unite to defeat a common enemy,” he continued. “Because, trust me, the coronavirus is not the biggest challenge we will face this century.”
This country gave me everything. I often tell people not to call me self-made; I prefer to call myself American-made. My success would have been impossible without the principles of the United States and the generosity of Americans. https://t.co/UYVMaiqbcS
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) August 13, 2021
Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin filed a lawsuit against NASA in federal court over the space agency’s decision to award rival Elon Musk’s SpaceX with a $2.9 billion contract to build a lunar landing system.
Blue Origin alleged that the way NASA handled the bidding process for the contract was a violation of the law.
“We firmly believe that the issues identified in this procurement and its outcomes must be addressed to restore fairness, create competition, and ensure a safe return to the Moon for America,” the Blue Origin spokesperson commented. “This bid protest challenges NASA’s unlawful and improper evaluation of proposals.”
Actor Johnny Depp thinks he’s being boycotted by Hollywood after being forced to resign from the “Fantastic Beasts” franchise last year, when he lost his libel suit against a British tabloid for labeling him a “wife-beater” for allegedly abusing his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp called it an “absurdity of media mathematics,” that his newest film “Minamata” was released in the U.K., but does not have a box office date in the United States.
“Some films touch people and this affects those in Minamata and people who experience similar things. And for anything … for Hollywood’s boycott of me?” He remarked.
“One man, one actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, over the last number of years?” Depp continued. “But, you know, I’m moving towards where I need to go to make all that … to bring things to light.”
Rapper Cardi B stood up for singer Lizzo after she received “racist” and “fat-phobic” reactions to the pair’s new music video “Rumors.”
“When you stand up for yourself they claim your (sic) problematic & sensitive. When you don’t they tear you apart until you crying like this. Whether you skinny, big, plastic, they going to always try to put their insecurities on you. Remember these are nerds looking at the popular table,” the WAP rapper tweeted.
On Sunday, Lizzo posted a tearful Instagram live video about how overwhelming the “hurtful words” from internet commenters “triggered a lot of deep feelings.”
“I just feel like I’m seeing negativity directed towards me in the most weirdest way, like, people saying s–t about me that just doesn’t even make sense. It’s fat-phobic and it’s racist and it’s hurtful,” the “Truth Hurts” singer said.
“I’m going to continue to be a bad b***h,” Lizzo said. “I’m grateful that this song has even touched as many people as it’s touched.
“Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco trashed the German equestrian coach who punched a horse that wouldn’t listen to its rider during the modern pentathlon event at the Tokyo Olympics.
“I feel it’s my duty and heart to comment on this disgrace…This is not Olympic show jumping,” said the actress who is an avid horse rider. “This is a disgusting classless abusive representation of our sport in so many ways.”
“This team should be ashamed of themselves. You and your team did not do your country proud or this sport,” she accused. “You make us look bad. Shame on you and godspeed to any animal that comes in contact with you.”
She offered to buy the horse outright to show it the life it could have. “Name your price,” she jeered. “This rider and her ‘trainer’ are a disgrace.”
The coach, Kim Raisner, was issued a “black card” and disqualified from the event for striking the horse.
Actress Debra Winger revealed she quit Penny Marshall’s 1992 film “A League of Their Own” after training with the Chicago Cubs for several months, once she learned that Madonna had been cast in the project.
The “Terms of Endearment” star said that rather than honoring the real-life players of All-American Girls Professional Baseball League the movie turned out to be an “Elvis film.”
“As entertaining as [the final film] was, you don’t walk away going, ‘Wow, those women did that.’ You kind of go, ‘Is that true?'” she remarked. Her role of Dottie Hinson eventually went to Geena Davis, who Winger said “did OK.” As for Madonna’s performance she snarked that the “Like a Prayer” singer’s career “has spoken for itself.”