The Golden Globes 2017 awards ceremony is a lesson on why and how Donald Trump could become President of the United States for reasons you’ll hear in just a moment.
But firstly, let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room — Hollywood and politics. You knew from the very beginning it would be a politically charged three hours on Sunday night, Jan. 8.
After all, this is Hollywood, and those in the filmmaking business have been pontificating about causes and political beliefs at awards shows for decades.
But it did not take long for the Golden Globes 2017 edition to skew heavily left with jabs from celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Ryan Seacrest, and Hugh Laurie.
— Ryan Charchian (@ryancharch) January 9, 2017
While hardly an exhaustive list of those ripping on the President-elect, here is just a sample of what was said.
In Fallon’s case, via ABC News, the Golden Globes 2017 offer a place “where America still honors the popular vote,” a reference to Trump’s 2.9 million-vote loss to his Democratic opponent in the general election.
Fallon also compared the Republican to King Joffrey, one of the most hated villains in television history from HBO’s Game of Thrones, riffing on what it might be like if the boy king had never died with “well in 12 days we’ll find out,” which is a reference to the Jan. 20 inauguration.
For Laurie’s Golden Globes 2017 moment — hat tip to Mediaite — he made sure to accept his award “on behalf of psychopathic billionaires everywhere” after taking a few jabs at Republicans.
Radio and television host Ryan Seacrest, who was the most restrained Trump agitator at the Golden Globes 2017 ceremony, got in one Trump dig with a “locker room talk” segment alongside Milo Ventimiglia in which the two talked about salad — the reference drawing more heat towards Trump’s now infamous remarks on a 2005 hot mic about grabbing women “by the p***y.”
There were other instances Sunday night, but you get the point.
Hollywood doesn’t like Donald Trump, and they’re doubling down by doing all the things that made him so popular in the first place — creating a sort of elitist culture that looks down at the President-elect and any rubes dumb enough to vote for him.
It has not been a winning strategy for the last 18 months, and it paved the way for Trump to build a coalition of red states that were enough to capture an Electoral College victory.
That’s not to say Trump is above reproach or ridicule.
The 2005 video Seacrest referenced and Trump’s thoughts on revenge — detailed in this Inquisitr piece from earlier in the week — call to mind a calculating, crude, and sometimes vindictive man.
However, the Golden Globes 2017 ceremony took a turn for politics so quickly and with such frequency that it suggests the political left have learned nothing from their losses of the last eight years.
In spite of President Obama winning two terms as President, the Democratic party as a whole has been decimated, losing more than 1,000 seats at both the federal and state levels.
Americans may like Obama personally, but they have rejected his policies, and they are tired of a far-left culture that tries to paint them with a broad brush as “racists, bigots, and misogynists.”
By continuing to use their self-aggrandizing platforms — like the Golden Globes 2017, for instance — as vehicles for more of the same, they only make Trump voters that much more resolved to dig in their heels and give Trump the benefit of the doubt regardless of whether he deserves it.
All the Golden Globes 2017 banter has proven is that Hollywood and the liberal elite still do not understand why they really lost.
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) January 9, 2017
But what do you think, readers? Are awards shows like the Golden Globes 2017 too political? Sound off in the comments section below.