“As liberalism is conducive to college campuses as a result of impressionable and raw minds, a similar phenomenon persists in Hollywood, as actors never achieve maturity past their early twenties.”
The simple axiom describes the epidemic of malfeasance which continues to curdle and trickle down from the slimy and sleazy heights of the entertainment industry hierarchy, in the form of lowbrow rhetoric being militarized in the continued protest of the Trump presidency. Add talented actor Johnny Depp to the boycott list of celebrities who have all ingested a mescaline- laced Shaquille O’Neal portion of “foot meets mouth” over the last seven months, with the incessant, insane and intolerable whining.
Fox News reports that Depp not only berated Trump in a live appearance in the UK, but fired a metaphorical bullet directly at the commander-in-chief with this rather unsettling and veiled threat.
“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked, referencing John Wilkes Booth assassinating President Abraham Lincoln in 1865.“I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living,” Depp said. “However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”
Depp quickly took the coward’s way out with the stereotypical retraction, complete with the required duality of a disingenuous apology and the claim that the statement was made in humor- a combination that has been all too familiar in the mainstream media lifecycle of a celebrity political blunder. The audacity of those in high profile roles in the entertainment community in continuing to promote the practice of violence or worse on Trump is mind numbing, considering the fact that with each public indiscretion, an already declining revenue stream at the box office takes another hit, due to the alienation of 50% of the total audience. Voicing an opinion free from threats or violence is completely acceptable to the American people, but the line of decency and reason continually being crossed by the brats of the silver screen hints at a vulnerability and the subconscious realization in Hollywood that the days of the mega-star may be numbered.
Between the policy of the Trump administration and the evolution of the social network as a viable source for real-time and interactive entertainment, the idea of movie and television celebrity is completely being phased out in the younger generations for the novel and eloquent concept of “me”. And Hollywood is scared of the inevitable irrelevance and the reality of having to get a real job.
Read the Fox News article here.