Skip to comments.Eastwood Family’s Vulgar Display of Wealth
Posted on 06/04/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
Let me tell you about the very rich, F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote. They are different from you and me.
He was absolutely right. And we need look no further than Dina Eastwood for confirmation.
On a recent episode of her new E! reality show, Mrs. Eastwood & Company, the wife of famed actor Clint Eastwood stood idly by as her stepdaughter Francesca and her photographer beau destroyed a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag to make an artistic statement.
To flaunt wealth in such a manner is nothing short of obscene.
Especially, when there are so many needful people throughout the fair land including Californias Monterey County, where more than a quarter of children are living in poverty right outside the gates of the Eastwood familys $20 million, 15,000-square-foot palace.
Dina Eastwood, who, as a teen growing up in the working-class city of Castro Valley,California, held minimum-wage jobs at McDonalds and cleaning apartments, obviously has forgotten where she came from.
Otherwise, theres no way she would have stood for the destruction of a handbag that costs more than the average American earns in more than two years.
The star of Mrs. Eastwood & Company, which also features Francesca, her stepdaughter, and Morgan, her biological daughter with Clint, sounds especially disingenuous when she professes herself a person of compassion.
I must volunteer on nonprofit projects to feel fulfilled, she told Carmel Magazine.
She also told the magazine that, while she and hubby Clint are been blessed with great wealth, they are inconspicuous consumers.
It is a value to me and it is a value to Clint, she said. I love purses and shoes as much as anybody else, but we do most of our shopping at Marshalls, Ross and Mervyns. Clints very non-flippant with money. Hes a Depression-era baby.
Apparently, the very rich couples values did not trickle down to daughter Francesca.
Otherwise, she wouldnt have gone along with photographer-boyfriend Tyler Shields when he decided that they should burn the red crocodile Hermes bag and attack its charred remains with a chainsaw.
Shields explained that destroying the bag was a way to demonstrate that material objects dont define a person.
But a far better way for the envelope-pushing photog and girlfriend Francesca to make that point was to sell the $100,000 bag a coveted favorite of such celebrities as Kim Kardashian and Victoria Beckham and donate the proceeds to a charity serving the needful.
Dina Eastwood insists that she did not approve of the artistic statement by her stepdaughter and her stepdaughters beau. But she didnt stop it. And she even gave the two young vulgarians undeserved publicity on her surreality show.
That makes her no less guilty than they.
AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FINANCIAL RECORDS FROM SOLYNDRA THAT THE FBI CONFISCATED IN THEIR RAID THE DAY AFTER THE NEWS BROKE????
Obama White House favorite for weekly (daily?) wingdings.
From an Internet source: Filet Mignon Steak A 5 Kobe Beef 10 oz. Filet Mignon Steak Imported from Japan - A 5 Kobe Beef A5FM1001Regular price: $2,599.99.
$100,000 / $2,500 = 40 guests. What? They have a couple hundred per wingding?
(Pssst.. it's racist to talk about this.)
I saw the handbag episode. Dina Eastwood makes it very clear to Francesca her feelings about the price of the bag. To say she stood by and watched isn’t true. Francesca’s boyfriend presumably bought the bag or somehow otherwise obtained it.
>>>>$100,000 purse ???<<<<
You have to be a special type of moron to buy a $100,000 handbag
I wonder how the author spends his “disposable income”?
How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Luke 6:42
Would love to see them sitting around a campfire burning $100 bills, roasting hot dogs.
“....charity serving the NEEDFUL”??? I have not heard this before. When did it stop being the “needy”? Guess I am behind the times.
The bag ain’t worth hundreds of thousands...probably “worth”
200 bucks...in terms of labor, maybe the materials are
expensive cuz they’re rare, but not because they confer
any longevity or stoutness to the product...
Typical celebrity idiocy. But who is stupider, the
celebrities or the idiots who report their every
exhalation or excretion or the idiots who watch shows
or buy products associated with those celebrites?
Making compost is better than watching those celebrities
Mervyn’s went out of business about five years ago.
I agree. The way he treated her was disgraceful. It looks like with this wife he went beyond low.
How is destroying a handbag “art?”
And how much was the value of the cars trashed during the "cash for clunkers" program? Where was this author then? Unlike this handbag stunt, that program actually destroyed goods of use to the working poor.
I think you are missing it. It was a handbag. The guy who made it got a $100,000 payoff, and then they destroyed the bag. Basically it was a $100,000 transfer payment to the maker. They could have just given him $100,000 for doing nothing and it would have been the same result. Would you find that problematic?
The Sondra Locke thing bothered me, too. He destroyed her career. He hooked up with Francis Fisher on the set of THE UNFORGIVEN. I thought he married some young t.v. weather girl after that.
Anyone who uses words like “needful” should be ignored.
Envy is evil. Using the needy as cover does not make it ok. Envy is a byproduct of excessive vanity. It matures into hate. The reason the wealthy rarely flaunt their wealth is because the envious at some point will kill them. The purpose of limousine liberalism is to pacify the envious. It is highly effective but it has its limits.
I find it funny that people are upset about a bag being destroyed. Haven’t they seen an episode of Swamp People? Where do they think Hermes bags come from?
And you’re just the guy to decide exactly what’s expected of them. Right?
Yeah, I'll believe that when I see you driving around in a '76 Pinto station wagon.
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