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Ricky Gervais mocks celebs in the ‘I Take Responsibility’ anti-racism PSA

Comedian Ricky Gervais had some fun at the expense of the A-listers who appeared in a new public service announcement attempting to combat racism. n a video for the “I Take Responsibility” campaign, multiple high-profile white celebrities are featured taking “responsibility for turning the racist tide in America,” denouncing police brutality and committing to learning more “about issues facing the black community.” Some of big-name performers include Julianne Moore, Sarah Paulson, Aaron Paul, Kristen Bell, Debra Messing, Justin Theroux, Stanley Tucci and Ke$ha. “Black people are being slaughtered in the streets, killed in their own homes. These are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our family. We are done watching them die. We are no longer bystanders. We will not be idle. Enough is enough.” The video also alludes to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Atatiana Jefferson, which have sparked global protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. “Going for a jog should not be a death sentence,” the celebrities continue. “Sleeping in your own home should not be a death sentence. Playing video games with your nephew should not be a death sentence. Shopping in a store should not be a death sentence. Business as usual should not be life-threatening.” Gervais, however, took to Twitter with a zinger. “Terrible lack of diversity in this video,” the British comedian jokingly pointed out. Gervais, 58, isn’t afraid to skewer Hollywood. In January he sent shock waves through social media when he shaded a room full of A-listers at the Golden Globe Awards. Gervais’ message at the time was that many celebrities were being too preachy and were much too out of touch to speak on issues plaguing the common man. And in April the comedian slammed celebrities for their words of advice during the coronavirus outbreak. “I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” Gervais said during an interview. “I think that people are just a bit tired of being lectured to. Now celebrities think: ‘The general public needs to see my face. They can’t get to the cinema – I need to do something.’ And it’s when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they’re doing something good, they’re sort of thinking, ‘I could weep at what a good person I am.’ Oh dear.”

Ricky strikes again, and i’s a beautiful thing.  These self-important, self-righteous, nauseating liberal celebs drive us crazy with their sanctimonious bloviating.  Thanks Ricky!!       🙂

Actor Robert Patrick Slams ‘Angry Mobs’ Destroying Businesses and Livelihoods

Actor Robert Patrick took to Twitter on Sunday to shred the “angry mobs” destroying the livelihoods of those “who have invested their live’s earnings into their businesses” as riots rage across the country. “As a business owner my sympathy is not with rioters, but the innocent people who have invested their life’s earnings into their business only to see them destroyed by angry mobs!” tweeted Patrick on Sunday in response to the rioting that has been taking place in cities across the country over the death of George Floyd in Minnesota on Monday. The violent rioting has involved looting, buildings being set on fire, businesses destroyed, the White House going on lockdown, and people being beaten and killed as videos showcasing what appears to be a state of perpetual chaos in cities across the country circulate on social media. The riots have prompted the mayors of several cities across the U.S. to issue curfews in an attempt to quell the riots, and even call on their state’s National Guard for help. Not every member of Hollywood, however, has reacted in the same way Patrick has to such occurrences. Meanwhile, celebrities like pop star Justin Timberlake, actors Steve Carell and Seth Rogen, model Chrissy Teigen, and more, are donating bail money for protesters, which many argue only facilitates the further destruction of businesses by releasing those who have been arrested back onto the streets. On Friday, the state of Minnesota announced that former police officer Derek Chauvin — who was seen pressing his knee onto Floyd’s neck before he died on Monday — was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter. Following Floyd’s death, days of protests ensued, which quickly devolved into the violent riots that are now taking place across the country. On Sunday, President Donald Trump announced that the United States will be designating the violent leftist group Antifa as a terrorist organization.

Kudos to Robert Patrick for taking the right stand and saying what needs to be said…regardless of how unpopular it may be in those silly, liberal HollyWEIRD circles.

Kat Timpf: Celebs, don’t preach – why Madonna, other rich elites shouldn’t lecture us on consumerism

More than 200 celebrities, scientists and Nobel Prize winners have signed an open letter rejecting the idea that things should “go back to normal” after the coronavirus pandemic ends – arguing that we must, instead, stop “the pursuit of consumerism.” Now, to be clear, I’m not attacking them for their success – or even for them enjoying it with lavish lifestyles. What I am saying, however, is that I can’t help but be irked by the unconscionable lack of awareness you’d have to have in order to sign something like this while you’re sitting in an extravagant home surrounded by servants. After all, if any of the super-wealthy people who signed this letter had any real interest in stopping the “pursuit of consumerism,” they would certainly have started with taking a look at their own habits in that area. The letter, which was published in the French publication Le Monde on Wednesday, states, in part: “The pursuit of consumerism and an obsession with productivity have led us to deny the value of life itself: that of plants, that of animals, and that of a great number of human beings. Pollution, climate change, and the destruction of our remaining natural zones has brought the world to a breaking point.” Many of these people – such as Madonna, Robert De Niro, Iggy Pop, Christian Louboutin, Penelope Cruz and Jane Fonda, to name a few – are incredibly rich and famous. Madonna, for example, is actually totally free to sell her multimillion-dollar mansion in Lisbon and give all of the cash to Greenpeace if she wanted to. No one is stopping her – and actually, with a net worth that Forbes estimated at $570 million in 2019, she could probably part with a lot of her assets and still live far more comfortably than the vast, vast majority of us could ever even imagine. I’m not singling out Madonna, either – because there were a lot of people on that list who probably haven’t exactly had to resort to eating boxed macaroni and cheese in a while. Celebrity Net Worth, for example, estimates Jane Fonda’s at about $200 million. Oh, and Robert de Niro? A cool $500 million. Perhaps what’s most insane of all is the fact that Christian Louboutin signed this letter, when it’s public knowledge that the most basic pair of Louboutin heels sell for nearly $700. Louboutin doesn’t hate consumerism – he lives and breathes it. Obsession with material status symbols isn’t just acceptable to him, it’s actually his entire business model. It’s the entire reason why he, the child of a cabinetmaker and stay-at-home mother, was able to launch a business that made him worth an estimated $85 million today. The thing is, I actually think stories like his are amazing; I’m not attacking any of these people for having success or money. Far from it. Madonna is worth hundreds of millions of bucks, but she has also worked very hard and is incredibly talented. (I’m serious. It’s hard to believe that “Like a Prayer” came out more than 30 years ago because it still gets me on my feet any time I hear it.) No, their money doesn’t bother me and neither does their fame. What does bother me, though, is the hypocritical virtue-signaling they all displayed in signing something like this. In fact, it’s hard to see it as anything other than an insult to the intelligence of the rest of us. After all, we’re not stupid, and we know these people aren’t schlepping it. We know that Penelope Cruz, for example, is in fact not sleeping on a bale of hay in an abandoned barn somewhere – and we also know that both capitalism and her devotion to productivity are two major reasons why. If you’re rich and you’re famous, go ahead and live like you are. You’ve earned it! But please at least respect the rest of us enough to not pretend that you’re devoted to minimalist living – after all, if you really were, you would start by trying it yourself.

No kidding!!  Thanks to Katherine “Kat” Timpf for calling out these self-righteous, sanctimonious, arrogant, elitist, and entitlement-minded HollyWEIRD celebs out for their brazen hypocrisy.  It’s truly nauseating.

Ricky Gervais calls out celebs amid coronavirus quarantine: ‘People are just a bit tired of being lectured to’

British comedian Ricky Gervais continues to roast Hollywood’s elites whom he believes are becoming lecturers to the general public amid the global coronavirus pandemic and should simply stop trying to tell others what to do. “I’ve got nothing against anyone being a celebrity or being famous,” he told the New York Times in an interview published on Thursday. “I think that people are just a bit tired of being lectured to. Now celebrities think: ‘The general public needs to see my face. They can’t get to the cinema – I need to do something.’ And it’s when you look into their eyes, you know that, even if they’re doing something good, they’re sort of thinking, ‘I could weep at what a good person I am.’ Oh dear.” Gervais, 58, sent shockwaves through social media when he shaded a room full of A-listers at the Golden Globe Awards in January. Gervais’ message at the time was that many celebrities were being too preachy and were much too out of touch to speak on issues plaguing the common man. He told the Times that he strategically navigates the fine line between putdowns and offered an interesting take what it means to be a “court jester” and admitted that while he can get away with the jokes he makes on stage, he knows he likely won’t be lambasted for doing so. “No, the world hasn’t changed. No one looks at me differently. And I’ve got nothing against those people, really,” he explained when asked of his growing conservative fan base. “I think that’s the mistake people make: They think that every joke is a window to the comedian’s soul — because I wrote it and performed it under my own name, that that’s really me. And that’s just not true. I’ll flip a joke halfway through and change my stance to make the joke better.” He continued: “I’ll pretend to be right-wing, left-wing, whatever wing, no wing. I’ve got to go after the richest people in the room, and NBC and the Hollywood Foreign Press [Association, which organizes the Golden Globes]. I’ve got to be a court jester, but a court jester’s got to make sure that he doesn’t get executed as well. I’ve got to make all the peasants laugh at the king, but the king’s sort of got to like it.” The funnyman said he was taken aback by the uptick in support from right-leaning backers but said he wasn’t aware of it until “a couple of disgruntled liberal elites suddenly said, ‘Oh, Gervais is alt-right now.’” “And I went, what? What’s right-wing about taking the mickey out of the richest, most powerful corporations on the planet?” Prior to Gervais’ conversation with the Times, numerous celebrities have showered the internet with videos starring themselves from the confines of their homes or their chosen quarantine quarters.

And NOBODY cares about them…which they don’t get….but Ricky does.    🙂

Ricky Gervais bashes rich celebrities complaining about coronavirus quarantine: ‘I just don’t want to hear it’

Ricky Gervais has some choice words for rich celebrities who are complaining about being under coronavirus quarantine in multimillion-dollar mansions. The 58-year-old comedian took notice of stars that have been reacting negatively to being in isolation in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19. Ellen DeGeneres returned to do her talk show from home where she caught backlash for joking that being in quarantine is like a prison. Meanwhile, Sam Smith and Kelly Ripa got emotional during video interviews while talking about the struggles of staying at home. In a new interview with The Sun, Gervais pulled no punches in lambasting the affluent celebrities for struggling under the new conditions. “After this is over I never want to hear people moaning about the welfare state again, I never want to hear people moaning about nurses again. Or porters,” he explained. “These people are doing 14-hour shifts and not complaining. Wearing masks, and being left with sores, after risking their own health and their families’ health selflessly. But then I see someone complaining about being in a mansion with a swimming pool. And, you know, honestly, I just don’t want to hear it.” After his seemingly angry rant, the comedian pivoted to a lighter tone, noting that he’s doing fine under quarantine given that he was always more of an introvert. “I didn’t go out much anyway, and there’s always too much booze in the house. It’s always been the 6 p.m. watershed for as long as I remember. Obviously, I am looking at the watch,” he joked. Gervais explained that, despite the fame, success and money he’s earned today, he remembers the humble beginnings that he came from, noting that he “had no money growing up, I didn’t have any until I was 40.” He was especially grateful for his hardworking mother, who he says made sure his family wanted for nothing, except cash. “Men worked hard, but women worked miracles,” he told the outlet. “Because when my dad finished his work that was his own time. But my mum didn’t stop working, women didn’t stop working. Carers didn’t stop working, all the women in my family were carers in some respect.” This is hardly the first time that Gervais has used his platform as a celebrity to tear into fellow actors and actresses. In January he hosted the Golden Globes for the fifth time and made no bones about criticizing the Hollywood elite at the event. He even called out the many stars in the room for their relationship to large corporations like Apple, Amazon and Disney. “Apple roared into the TV game with ‘The Morning Show,’ a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing made by a company that runs sweatshops in China,” he said at the time. “So you say you’re ‘woke’, but the companies you work for, Apple, Amazon, Disney… If ISIS had a streaming service you would be calling your agents.”

HAHAHA!!  We posted what all Ricky said that night at the Golden Globes back in January.  Glad he’s still at it, telling his fellow entitlement-minded, out-of-touch,  HollyWEIRD liberal elitists to shut the hell up.  It all kinda started with Arnold S. posting some video of him soaking in his hot tub, smoking  a cigar and telling us all to just stay home and relax.  As much as we love the former Governator, it showed a breathtaking lack of relatability to the rest of us peasants who don’t have a gazillion dollar mansion, and the only worry we have is if our housekeeper can’t come to clean up after us during this lockdown.  Millions of Americans are suffering, and now unemployed trying to figure how they’re gonna pay for groceries or make the next rent/mortgage payment.  It’s like Colin Kaepernick whining how he’s all “oppressed” with his three mansions, and so on.  Yeah right..  Can I please be that “oppressed?”  Thanks Ricky for calling these pampered idiots out!  Excellent!!     🙂

Alyssa Milano Says ‘Stop the Coronavirus Gun Surge’ After Admitting to Owning Guns for Self-Defense

Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano is telling people to stop buying up firearms during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the “coronavirus gun surge” must come to an end. Her warning comes just a few months after the former Charmed star admitted that she owns two guns for self-defense purposes. Alyssa Milano posted a video on Twitter late Thursday in which she admonished gun owners for stockpiling weapons and ammunition during a time of crisis — and while criminals in states across the country are being freed from prison. “I know that we are all scared and stressed out during these really uncertain times. But that is exactly why stockpiling weapons , you know, could have dire consequences for our own personal safety and those around us,” the actress said. “The weapons that people are buying today could end up being used in households, schools, churches, bars, and on our streets in the future. So we all have to look out for each other. Milano concluded: “We can’t lose anymore lives to guns during this pandemic, or after it’s over.” But the Hollywood star admitted in a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in September that she personally owns firearms. “I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know,” she said. Do as I say, not as I do. Milano has proposed universal background checks, restricting access to AR-15s, and background checks for bullet purchases. At the same time, she has insisted that she is a defender of the Second Amendment. Breitbart News has reported that gun sales are surging during the Chinese conronavirus pandemic, overwhelming both state and federal background check systems. Alyssa Milano has recently come under fire for downplaying a sexual harassment allegation against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who has been accused by a former staffer of using his fingers to penetrate her against her will. Milano has been a major supporter of the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements, even attending the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and declaring that women must be believed. But she recently said on Twitter that accusations against men must now be investigated “with due process.”

Alyssa is a nauseating, self-righteous, elitist, liberal hypocrite.  She wants you to do as she says, but not as she does herself.  She thinks its ok for her to have multiple weapons in her house…but not ok for you to do the same.  Why?  Because she thinks shes better than the rest of us peasants…and that we don’t “need” them.   And, then her duplicitous handling of Joe Biden’s sexual harassment allegations versus how she sat right behind Justice Brent Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearings and said that women needed to be believed first…and yet Joe Biden should have “due process?”  Really?  Why is that, Alyssa?  Because he’s a Democrat?  Hmm?  Alyssa is the poster child for HollyWEIRD, self-righteous, entitlement-mined, arrogant, liberal elitists who look down at the rest of us and tell us how to live, while they do just the opposite.  Ironically, she was ripped by conservatives for the video, including by actor James Woods, who thanked her for the “reminder” to stock up.  “Thank you for the reminder,” he tweeted.   “When the looting starts, always be prepared. Buy more ammo!”  Agreed!!  Thanks James!      🙂

Dennis Quaid praises Donald Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘He’s involved’

Dennis Quaid praised President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and broke with many in Hollywood by calling on the country to rally behind the government during this historically difficult time. The “Parent Trap” actor has been watching the COVID-19 situation’s effect on the nation’s healthcare system closely. He became a patient-safety advocate after his newborn twins almost died in 2007 after they were accidentally administered an overdose at a hospital. Speaking with The Daily Beast, Quaid praised Trump and his administration for taking early action such as the travel ban despite many of the president’s critics arguing that he didn’t take warnings of the pandemic that came as early as January seriously until March. “Well, to tell you the truth, I think the president is handling it in a good way. We see him on television every day, he’s involved, and the travel ban early on was a great idea–which he did in spite of protest about that. But I don’t want to get into the protest,” Quaid said when asked about the government’s response. “I’m an independent—I’ve voted both ways throughout my life, swinging like a pendulum toward what the country needed at the time—and I think this might be an opportunity for the country to come together again. World War II did that for that generation, and this might be our defining moment of a generation. It’s going to be a different world, for sure, when all this is over, and hopefully we can all be a bit more unified.” The actor defended Trump’s decision to send medical supplies to China in February after being briefed that the virus was likely to hit U.S. shores within weeks by saying that he was “trying to defeat the virus at its source at the time.” He echoed the president’s words by criticizing the state of New York, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S., for not buying “thousands of ventilators at a very good price like two years ago.” However, he praised Gov. Andrew Cuomo for “doing a great job out there working for the people of his state. He went on to further extend praise to Trump. “I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states—and all of the American people—what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over. I don’t want to get into petty arguments about it.” Several continue to blame Trump for the country being underprepared for a pandemic-level crisis, with reports indicating that he was warned about the potential scale and death toll in January but failed to act until the travel ban. The actor blamed Congress for hindering Trump’s response following the president’s impeachment trial, which ended in the Senate on Feb. 5. “You know, the world has never experienced this, and I don’t think it’s a time to be political. I think it’s just time to get behind our government and have everybody do what they can. If you want to point blame after, that’s another story, but right now I think we all just really need to come together on this,” Quaid concluded. “I do appreciate that Trump is giving the briefings and on television every day giving out the information, and I think they have great people handling it. Just one more thing out side of that: Despite presidents, Congress, and political parties, this is the United States of America, and we’re a very adaptable people in situations like this, and I think we’re all going to get through it. My heart goes out to everyone.”

Good on Dennis for having the courage to say this.  Not too many in HollyWEIRD would have that kind of courage.

Dom Perignon, Virgin Housecleaning, 80s Hits: Celebrities Star in Tone-Deaf Coronavirus Videos

Hollywood celebrities clearly haven’t gotten the memo that their coronavirus-themed social media videos are falling flat with the public. Despite widespread derision, the stars keep pumping out stay-at-home dispatches that, in some cases, reveal a startling disconnection from reality. Stars including Jessica Chastain, Minnie Driver, Mark Duplass, and Rita Wilson have posted new videos revealing glimpses into their homes, as well as inadvertent glimpses into their attention-craving Hollywood mindset. While working class families around the world face economic uncertainty, actress Chastain celebrated her birthday with a bottle of Dom Pérignon rosé champagne, which typically sells for more than $200. In what was likely meant to be a humorous video, actress Minnie Driver, a self-declared “virgin housekeeper,” explained how she fell in love with the Swiffer as a result of being stuck at home. Actress Eva Longoria used the worldwide pandemic to promote the sitcom One Day At a Time, which now airs on Pop TV after being canceled by Netflix. Singer Jason Mraz recorded himself urinating outdoors for no apparent reason. Actor Mark Duplass performed 80s hit singles including “The Finer Things” by Steve Winwood, on his melodica. Actress Rita Wilson, apparently still in COVID-19 isolation, invited her fans to text her on a private cell phone with music requests that she will perform. Click here to see those videos and more:

Typical HollyWEIRD..  They idiots are SO out-of-touch with those of us peasants that pay money to see them act.  Unreal…  Scroll down to see Ryan Reynolds’ response to these narcissistic tools…

Ryan Reynolds mocks fellow celebrities for their coronavirus response in new PSA

Ryan Reynolds shared a public service announcement to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Canada in which he poked fun at fellow celebrities feeling self-important amid the ongoing crisis. The Canadian actor shared the brief one-minute video on his Twitter page Monday in response to a social media chain launched by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In it, the actor struck a serious tone while asking fellow Canadians to stay at home in an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19. “Thank you, Prime Minister Trudeau,” Reynolds says in the video of himself sitting on the couch and speaking directly to camera. “We need to work together to flatten the curve and fight off COVID-19.” For the sake of levity, that’s when the 43-year-old “Deadpool” star joked about the many ways in which celebrities are seizing the current world health crisis for attention on social media. “I think in times of crisis, I think we all know that it’s the celebrities that we count on most,” he deadpanned. “They’re the ones that are going to get us through this… right after health care workers, of course… First responders, people who work in essential services, ping pong players, mannequins — they’re great — childhood imaginary friends, sure. Like 400 other types of people.” The actor then concluded his message on a serious note by asking his followers to practice social distancing and encouraging them to look ahead to the future. “Look, stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands. We are going to get through this thing, we’re going to get through this thing together,” Reynolds concluded. Trudeau, whose wife tested positive for the virus, started the social media chain calling on high-profile people to help him “plank the curve.” Reynolds ended his video by nominating Canadian musician Steven Page, his brother, Terry Reynolds, and fellow actor Seth Rogen. Click here to watch Ryan’s video.

Awesome!!  Ryan used his almost Deadpool-like sarcasm to poke fun of his fellow HollyWEIRD actors making all of these mind-numbingly out-of-touch videos and comments on social media.  We love Arnold S..  BUT, the one of him sitting in his hot tub and smoking a cigar and telling everyone to relax.  Really?  Those of us who aren’t gazillionaires like the former Terminator are worried about our jobs, putting food on the table, and paying our bills.  All Arnold has to worry about is whether his maid won’t show up due to quarantine.  These HollyWEIRD liberal elitists have no clue..  Thanks Ryan for slapping them.  Excellent!!     🙂

Anthony Mackie Says Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Doesn’t Need Black Director: ‘They Didn’t Get a Horse to Direct Seabiscuit’

Avengers star Anthony Mackie does not believe that Marvel’s upcoming Black Panther film – the first in the cinematic superhero universe to feature an African-American lead – needs an African-American director behind the camera. In a wide-ranging interview with the Daily Beast, Mackie said a director’s race is not an important factor in the success of a film. “I don’t think it’s important at all,” the actor said. “As a director your job is to tell a story. You know, they didn’t get a horse to direct Seabiscuit! The thing is I don’t think the race of the director has to do with their ability to tell a story. I think it’s all about the director’s ability to be able to relate to that story and do it justice. I think men can direct women, and two of my greatest work experiences were with female directors. So I think it all depends. May the best man—or woman—win.” Chadwick Boseman (Get On Up, 42) is set to star as T’Challa, prince of Wakanda, who becomes the superhero Black Panther after his father is assassinated. Marvel had courted Selma director Ava DuVernay to take the reins of the project, but she passed on it, citing creative differences. The search is now on to find a director for the film, which is set for release in 2018.

Gotta give credit where credit is due..  And, despite his stereotypical, anti-Republican party, very liberal, HollyWEIRD politics..   Anthony is exactly right for saying this about whoever is to direct this film.  So, kudos to him for this.  It’s not a popular, or very pc thing, to say in his industry..