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Celebrity Hypocrites
RCP ^ | 11 Dec 2013 | John Stossel

Posted on 12/12/2013 5:30:43 AM PST by Rummyfan

I’m annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich.

Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants “a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth.”

Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but “not capitalist democracy.”

Actor Martin Sheen says, “That’s where the problem lies … It’s corporate America.”

And so on.

On my TV show, actor/author Kevin Sorbo pointed out that such sentiments make little sense coming from entertainers. “It’s a very entrepreneurial business. You have to work very hard to get lucky, mixed with any kind of talent to get a break in this business. I told Clooney, George, you’re worth $100 million — of course you can afford to be a socialist!”

It’s bad enough that celebrities trash the only economic system that makes poor people’s lives better.

What’s worse is that many are hypocrites.

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1 posted on 12/12/2013 5:30:43 AM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
To fill the gap, Jason Mattera, author of "Hollywood Hypocrites," confronts hypocritical celebrities.

He and his cameraman located Harrison Ford after the actor had himself filmed getting his chest hair waxed.

Ford said the pain of ripping out his chest hair should make us think about the pain the earth feels when trees in a rainforest are cut down. Chest hair, rain forest -- get it? But that environmental message came from a celebrity who owns seven airplanes. Ford once even flew his private jet to get a cheeseburger!

2 posted on 12/12/2013 5:33:43 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan; GraceG; Kip Russell
Do the Prequels expose Lucas as a Shallow emotionless business man?

I'll Let YOU decide

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIWKMgJs_Gs

But the Answer is "Yes"

3 posted on 12/12/2013 5:34:52 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion
He is the Sith.
4 posted on 12/12/2013 5:37:13 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Rummyfan

When “they” pony up and give all but, say $100,000, for living expenses, then “they” can talk. Otherwise STFU. Sadly, I forgot that “they” are expected to live a certain way and with a certain style because “they” are “stars”. Can’t do that on a measly 100k/yr.


5 posted on 12/12/2013 5:42:05 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Rummyfan

They are godless, greedy losers and believe THEY are special and smarter and more important than the rest of us; they believe they should keep their money therefore and take from us (which they do every time we see one of their movies) and give to some one else. Notice when they do charity work it’s never/rarely parting with their millions but rather charity concerts, recordings, etc. (Remember, “We are the world, we are the children...”)


6 posted on 12/12/2013 5:45:35 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (“Some animals are more equal than others" - George Orwell)
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To: Rummyfan

The motto of all liberals is “With my guilt and your gelt we can do anything!”


7 posted on 12/12/2013 5:46:09 AM PST by allendale
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To: rktman

The same should go for any rich libs that support Obamacare -

if it’s such a good idea, I’m sure you were voluntarily paying the insurance premiums of some poor strangers BEFORE it was law,

right?


8 posted on 12/12/2013 5:47:05 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Rummyfan

They feel guilty because they know they get a lot of money for generally crappy work. They just can’t put it that way, so why not make friends with the lib agenda and blame The System of Unfairness.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 5:52:32 AM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Rummyfan
*Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently announced, “I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.”*

His constant stream of nonsensical statements make it so I don't want to watch Titanic with my wife!

I'm surprised he doesn't light an oil fire in Kuwait to destroy the evil fossil fuel. He could light it with one million dollar bills and brag the he started the fire with green kindling.

If the rest of us had tens of millions of dollars and only had to go to “work” a few days a year, I suppose it wouldn't bother us if it cost $10 a gallon someday because of some hoax-based carbon tax.

Most of us aren't rich enough to live a greennie lifestyle. Most of us have to work for a living, EVERY DAY!

10 posted on 12/12/2013 5:53:33 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: allendale

I believe they are this way because, largely, they are people who find themselves in a situation where they make so much money so easily, they feel guilty.

And thus they try to expunge their guilt by transferring it on the rest of society. They assume that anyone who has money acquired it as easily as they did, and therefore they must help to redistribute it to those less fortunate. But not at the expense of their own lifestyle, of course.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 5:54:18 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: MrB

Of course. “We” just don’t know what they do behind the scenes.

Notice that the little girl selling mistletoe is making enough now to pay for her braces and I think I heard that she has enough to pay for some other kids braces as well now. Smart little girl. We need more like her. Plus she’s hired over 2 dozen folks at $9/hr. She better be careful or the obiecare cops (irs) are gonna be taking a closer look at her operation. That would be a REAL lesson.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 5:55:43 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: CincyRichieRich
*They are godless, greedy losers and believe THEY are special and smarter and more important than the rest of us*

“It's very good that you want to make the common people suffer under draconian scam-based EPA laws, Anthony. Please don't wish me into the cornfield!”

~All the hypocrite celebs are like the Twilight Zone kid. Only they are about destroying REAL people's lives in order to pretend that they are some kind of “superhero” for saving the Earth from a fake crisis.

13 posted on 12/12/2013 5:57:55 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Rummyfan
Some of these actors are smart enough to know they would UNEMPOLOYED if they did know tow the line...

But I would not discount the possibility that many of them are just dumb-asses...

How much of his wealth did Brand ‘redistribute’ personally?

14 posted on 12/12/2013 6:01:09 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: Rummyfan

I’m an actor who just moved from Los Angeles to the Chicagoland area. I spent 18 years in Los Angeles, and they’re the biggest bunch of phonies you’ve ever seen, much more so than you’ve read about. There’s also more anti-Semitism in that town than I ever imagined, even the Jewish actors, it’s as if thy’re embarrassed to be Jewish, because their gentile friends hate Jews. I’m Catholic and couldn’t believe what I would here them say about Jews.

They hate other actors who are doing well too. If some actor get a big part or a TV role, they’ll go off about how much he sucks. They’ll watch movies just to make fun of their friends who are in it. They’ll tear every scene apart. It’s comical.

But most of all they are hypocrites about socialism. Most are cheap bastards too.

Most don’t have a clue about politics. I saw this gay production assistant on a set wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt and told him how Guevara use to hate gays and would have them executed. The guy said, “I just love what he stood for. Revolution, that’s what we need hear in this country.” I just smiled and walked away.


15 posted on 12/12/2013 6:01:30 AM PST by Beave Meister (Die Hard Cubs Fan.....if it takes forever.)
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To: PATRIOT1876

A lot of Hollywood hypocrites indeed wish that just like Anthony Fremont they could point their finger at any racist sexist bigot homophobe capitalist pig, and turn him into a jack-in-the-box.....a jack-in-the-box that still has his bad face.

“Play some more music”

;^)


16 posted on 12/12/2013 6:04:02 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: PATRIOT1876

It’s not “superhero” status they’re really looking for,
it’s righteousness.

Every human viscerally knows there’s a judgment and an eternity spent in that judgment.

They’re seeking their own righteousness, or at least trying to fool themselves into believing they’re righteous.


17 posted on 12/12/2013 6:07:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Beave Meister

So glad you escaped the Left Coast, but sad to see you are in Obummer’s & comrades’ home zone. I wish a similar investigation into the hypocrites in the MSM would be done so that naive audiences (”sheeple”) might open their eyes and see just how bad things REALLY are.

God keep you safe & blessings on you & yours! Merry Christmas!


18 posted on 12/12/2013 6:33:00 AM PST by sassy steel magnolia
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To: Rummyfan
Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants “a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth.”

He's British! He already HAS one!

19 posted on 12/12/2013 6:41:33 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: Rummyfan

Like so many, I too, have nothing but contempt and disdain for these Hollywood Half-wits. But I gotta say it, some of the fault rests on those of us who treat these actors as if they were demi Gods.


20 posted on 12/12/2013 7:13:13 AM PST by navymom1
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To: Beave Meister

When I lived in CA back in the 80s, I knew a girl who had been to Prince’s orgies. She said he’d choreograph them. I also knew a makeup artist who explained that if you thought it was a cut throat business just try daytime soaps.

Good luck with your career in Chicago! Please never, no matter the great success you achieve, sink to become a Hollywood Halfwit!!


21 posted on 12/12/2013 7:18:37 AM PST by navymom1
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

And you must remember, with actors it’s all ego-—an intense need to have a giant ego stroked, constantly to affirm their worth. So, they surround themselves with people who insulate them, tell them what they want to hear, and never say no to them. Fan adoration only reinforces the whole ego deal and in time they begin to believe their own press.


22 posted on 12/12/2013 7:21:59 AM PST by navymom1
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To: KC_Lion

Just wait to the Micky Mouse sequels


23 posted on 12/12/2013 8:06:54 AM PST by Sybeck1
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To: MrB

*Every human viscerally knows there’s a judgment and an eternity spent in that judgment.*

I agree, But I think the celebs just can’t quite put a finger on what it is they want.


24 posted on 12/12/2013 8:16:21 AM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Rummyfan
Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants “a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth.”

Nothing's stopping Russell Brand from giving away his money...

The reality is he probably goes out and hires the best CPA in town to keep his own personal taxes low. Just like the rest of Hollywood's liberal elite blowhards.

25 posted on 12/12/2013 8:21:02 AM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: Rummyfan

ALL of these idiots actually think that THEY are “Average” Americans.

They have NO concept that they are the rich and famous. They have So taken that for granted for so long that they don’t realize what they are saying.


26 posted on 12/12/2013 8:39:32 AM PST by joethedrummer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I believe they are this way because,

They lie for a business. They pretend to be what they aren't. They live fantasy lives. Need I go on?

27 posted on 12/12/2013 8:40:33 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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