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:
Country singer Jason Aldean slammed California’s new coronavirus vaccine mandate, which requires all students 12 years and older to get fully vaccinated in order to attend in-person learning.
“So let me get this straight! It is no longer our decisions as parents (or free Americans) to make decisions about our kids, Gavin Newsom makes those decisions for us now??” Aldean posted on Instagram.
“You gotta be kidding me! People in California should be outraged and people everywhere else better start standing up and speaking out NOW. This is not how America and being free works.”
Last week he and his wife Brittany were criticized for posts of their young children wearing anti-Biden apparel, which the former “American Idol” refused to be sorry about.
“I will never apologize for my beliefs or my love for my family and country,” he said in a post. “This is the greatest country in the world and I want to keep it that way.”
Singer Robin Thicke crossed a clear line with supermodel Emily Ratajkowski when he allegedly groped her while they were filming the music video for his hit “Blurred Lines.”
In her upcoming memoir “My Body,” Ratajkowski details how the singer groped her topless breasts during the shoot.
“Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke,” she wrote.
“He smiled a goofy grin and stumbled backward, his eyes concealed behind his sunglasses,” she said of Thicke, who was inebriated at the time. “My head turned to the darkness beyond the set. [The director, Diane Martel’s] voice cracked as she yelled out to me, ‘Are you okay?’”
The model said that even though she was in various states of undress for the music video, that moment made her feel “naked for the first time that day.”
“I pushed my chin forward and shrugged, avoiding eye contact, feeling the heat of humiliation pump through my body,” she said of the incident. “I didn’t react – not really, not like I should have.”
Martel confirmed that Ratajkowski’s recollection of the event was accurate. “I remember the moment that he grabbed her breasts,” the director said. “One in each hand. He was standing behind her as they were both in profile. I screamed in my very aggressive Brooklyn voice, ‘What the f–k are you doing, that’s it!! The shoot is over!!’”
Martel said that Thicke “sheepishly” apologized after. “I don’t think he would have done this had he been sober.”
Liberal comedian Sarah Silverman questioned why progressives in Congress were against funding the Iron Dome missile defense system in Israel in a recent episode of her podcast.
“None of them talk about Hamas. No one in the squad is bringing up Hamas, it’s so bizarre,” she said. “Yes, the occupation is not right. There cannot be justice in a place where there are people who have no freedom of movement. But they elected Hamas!”
“Why do none of them even mention Hamas — a group that until just a few years ago had a mission statement that said ‘kill all Jews.’ A group that just congratulated the Taliban for taking over Afghanistan. No, Israel is not good for Palestine, but you are kidding yourself if you think Hamas is good for Palestine.”
She then chose to address members of the Democratic “Squad” directly.
“Please do not defund the Iron Dome. I know that it’s not — but just, just talking to the Squad here, you know, my family lives there,” Silvermans stated. “It just seems to prove the point that I didn’t think existed, which is, people really only like Jews if they’re suffering. Dead Jews get a lot of honor.”
Sarah Silverman wonders why The Squad never brings up Hamas. Says opposition to extra Iron Dome funding proves that "people only really like Jews if they're suffering." pic.twitter.com/HHB8yP59Jk
— Michael Arria (@michaelarria) October 1, 2021
“Xena: Warrior Princess” star Lucy Lawless thinks fans campaigning for her to take over Gina Carano’s role in “The Mandalorian” is actually hurting her chances of being cast in the “Star Wars” universe.
“Well to be honest with you, I was already in discussions about something on — it wasn’t ‘The Mandalorian’ — something Star Wars-affiliated,” the actress said. “[The fan campaign] might have hurt me in some way, because then [Lucasfilm] couldn’t hire me because it would seem to be pandering to … I’m just guessing here, I don’t know anything.”
Carano was fired from the Disney+ earlier this year after fans revolted in response to her controversial tweets.
“But, in some ways, it can be unhelpful, because if they pander to this fan group, then how are you going to pander to every other fan group, do you know what I mean?” Lawless continued.
She appreciates that the show’s fans are enthusiastic about her joining the series, but wants to be hired on her merit instead of politics.
“But that’s the way the world is and they meant it out of love, and I thank the fans for their fealty to me,” she concluded. “I haven’t thought about that since, so it hasn’t given me any pain, but that was my thought at the time, like, ooh, this makes me look like a political appointment, and not an actress.”
“Real Time” host Bill Maher defended Democratic senators Krysten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-W.VA) for refusing to back the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill.
“They’re mad at them because they’re not progressive enough — forgetting that they only got elected because they’re not progressives! They’re moderates,” Maher said during his Friday show.
“Here’s my question: Does spending more money make you a better person? Or a bigger moderate?” he questioned. “And maybe these two, Sinema and Manchin … might have their thumb more on the pulse on the average Democrat in the country.”
When the audience cheered in response to Congress managing to avoid a government shutdown by passing a continuing resolution, he scolded them.
“You’re cheering? Because we made it through ’til Dec. 3. That’s what they did!” Maher sniped. “This is the equivalent of putting duct tape on your shower nozzle until you actually call the plumber.”
Jerry Seinfeld, who co-wrote 2007’s animated “Bee Movie” jokingly apologized for a strange sexual aspect to the children’s film.
I apologize for what seems to be a certain uncomfortable subtle sexual aspect of the Bee Movie,” He quipped.
In the film, his character Barry, a bee, bizarrely appears to have a romantic infatuation with Renee Zellweger’s character, a human woman.
“[It] really was not intentional, but after it came out, I realized this is really not appropriate for children,” he continued. “Because the bee seemed to have a thing for the girl, and we don’t really want to pursue that as an idea in children’s entertainment.”