One of the many, many mistakes the Democratic Party made leading up to Donald Trump’s stunning 2016 presidential election win was an over-reliance on celebrity and Hollywood endorsements.
Much like the celebrities they relied upon so much, the Democratic leadership seems to have lost all connection with the everyday American.
Whether it was Katy Perry or LeBron James stumping for Hillary Clinton, the American voters sent a loud and clear message through the election that these celebrities, and Hollywood elitists in general, had lost all touch with them.
That utter disconnect with the everyday American was on full display again Saturday night at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner, according to the New York Post.
Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway was present to accept the National Equality Award, and again exhibited that disconnect from reality.
“I really needed this,” Hathaway said during her acceptance.
She went on to describe just how “scared” she was about the current state of America.
“I think I’m probably walking around like most people right now. I’m pretty shell shocked by what I see every day, what I hear everyday. And I really don’t like to admit this, but I get scared,” she said.
Hathaway then unloaded on what she viewed as all sorts of “privileges” in America today and lambasted them.
“It is important to acknowledge with the exception of being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely-accepted myth,” she said in a bit of self-loathing.
“That myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.”
Wait, what? Straight, cisgender and white privilege are the actual myths.
At the end of the day, everyday Americans want a meritocracy. What you get in life should always be determined by what you put into life. Crying for handouts based on the circumstances of your birth is the antithesis of the American dream.
It doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, white or black. There is something inherently American about pulling yourself up by your bootstraps and getting things done.
And yet, Hollywood seems oblivious to that fact.
Not helping matters is the fact Hathaway is grousing about all of these privileges that helped her career net worth reach a lofty $35 million, according to TheRichest.com.
If Hathaway were so perturbed by all of these alleged privileges in America, couldn’t she easily denounce them by returning some of that $35 million to all of those poor, marginalized people?
What was once a mere divide between everyday Americans and the fringes of Hollywood elitisim has turned into a gaping maw of a chasm.
That’s abundantly bad news for the Hollywood-backed Democrats and seems unlikely to change anytime soon.
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