Will Smith represents a cohort of petulant, elite celebrities who feign interest in social causes in order to stay relevant and maintain media acclaim, writes Jack Houghton.
Emotionally rickety man-baby Will Smith is no special case in Hollywood.
He represents a cohort of petulant, elite celebrities who feign interest in social causes in order to stay relevant and maintain media acclaim.
The Oscars have become fertile ground for modern snake oil quacks who use their ability to read the lines of a script to sell a product.
It speaks to a vast societal problem when a man, unhappy with the words spoken by another, has the confidence to carry out acts of violence in a play broadcast live around the world.
Even more tragically, just minutes after assaulting presenter Chris Rock, this cohort of self-proclaimed progressives gave Smith a standing ovation.
In any other workplace or professional event, Smith’s actions would result in instant dismissal.
But in this microcosm, Smith is crowned king and allowed to party with his Hollywood pals.
As British comedian Ricky Gervis notes, that’s no surprise considering half of Hollywood was happy to be pals with pedophile and sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein.
Yet, despite Hollywood’s clear moral ambiguity and unbearable culture of preachy woke, we in the media still have the nerve to turn to these individuals for information.
Our own taxpayer-funded ABC will quote their social or political campaigns telling ordinary people how to vote in elections.
This article from the 2016 US election campaign took time to explain to Australians what Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and The Incredible Hulk think of Donald Trump.
“Hollywood star Don Cheadle appears to be alluding to the Republican presidential candidate when he refers in the video to ‘a racist and abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society,'” the ABC reports.
“Actor Mark Ruffalo is even going so far as to promise to do a nude scene in his next film if all eligible voters turn out to vote.
“Save the Day was founded by Joss Whedon, director of two episodes of the hit The Avengers movies, among other works.”
Now, these actors seem like reasonably nice individuals, but what do they know about political politics?
What do they know of the difficulties of the average person beyond their own insular and elite social circles.
Smith’s inability to control his temper should remind us that celebrities are just people.
And in most cases, their views on morality should be dutifully ignored.