Rock star Ted Nugent is notable as one of the few celebrities to be outspokenly and unashamedly conservative. Naturally, Uncle Ted is constantly attacked for his views.
But is Ted really such an outlier in the uber-woke entertainment industry? Or is he just one of the few with the guts to say what he really thinks?
Nugent is adamant that it’s the latter case. Many rock musicians, he says, privately agree with his views – but they know it would be career suicide to say so.
If you’re a celebrity, then you better be a Leftie or be quiet. Any high-profile individuals, whether they be actors, sports stars, models, musicians or TV presenters, who stray from Leftist orthodoxy now risk being attacked, ostracised and ultimately cancelled. A new McCarthyism is here and challenging the groupthink can be career suicide.
Celebs spouting far Left nonsense can be as radical, inaccurate and divisive as they like without copping a barrage of bad press or being black-listed[…]
But if a high-profile artist utters a single centre-right opinion, no matter how mainstream and reasonable, they are mercilessly attacked by the media and have all sorts of campaigns launched against them by the activist class. It takes enormous courage to take a stand against the hate-filled mob.
Consider the once-revered celebrities who have been vilified, blacklisted and un-personed for the heinous crime of expressing un-approved opinions: J K Rowling, Ellen DeGeneres, Lana del Rey… and that’s just 2020.
Last month the lead guitarist for Mumford & Sons was cancelled for the crime of reading a best-selling book written by journalist, Andy Ngo, who has reported extensively on Antifa and has been the victim of a vicious assault by the far-Left group.
“Congratulations @MrAndyNgo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man,” Winston Marshall tweeted […] it wasn’t long before Marshall issued a pathetic, grovelling apology and stepped down from the band he co-founded 14 years ago. That’s how cancel culture works; it’s cruel, unfair and unforgiving.
On the other hand, leftists can be as hateful as they like and the honking elephant seals of Twitter will hoot and gibber in approval.
Speaking of which…
Comedian and activist Magda Szubanski who, like [Sam] Newman, is never shy about sharing her polarising comments on politics and cultural issues.
But her views are celebrated by the like-minded media and she has just scored a coveted gig with Nine as the host of the Weakest Link. On the weekend Szubanski mocked Senator Amanda Stoker’s Christian beliefs and her elevation to assistant minister for women. Szubanski tweeted: “This reshuffle has handed power to Amanda Stoker, another of the small but noisy ‘Christian Soldiers’ faction hijacking the national agenda.”The Herald-Sun
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised at the bile from the likes of Szubanski. After all, when your entire career has been based on being a modern-day sideshow freak, it’s hardly surprising that it engenders a bilious outlook on the world.
Vicious hypocrisy, though, is just one of the perks of being the very ‘Establishment’ you pretend to rail against.
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