It’s been a good long while since we saw any significant pushback against Hollywood liberals, who are typically given free reign to say anything of any level of outrageousness as long as the target is President Trump, a member of the Republican Party, or anyone who would even think of voting for the aforementioned two. But when “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack went after Trump donors in a couple of recent tweets, we were pleasantly surprised to see that there ARE limits after all. And apparently bringing back 1950s-style McCarthyism is where those limits lie.
Hollywood, apparently, wants to keep its blacklist of conservatives a little more secret than that. Messing and McCormack, we’re guessing, are guilty of nothing so much as saying the quiet part out loud.
To be sure, most of the pushback came from “out of the closet” Hollywood conservatives like John O’Hurley, the former Seinfeld star and Family Feud host. He appeared on Fox News to say that Messing and McCormack had “embarrassed” themselves with their weak effort to expose and name-shame (if not actually blacklist) anyone who attended a Trump fundraiser. But there were others, like avowed liberal Whoopi Goldberg, who also blanched at the reprehensible attempt to push conservatives out of the industry.
This week, former “Cheers” star Kirstie Alley joined in the chorus, accusing leftists like Messing and McCormack of hypocrisy.
“I refuse to be part of the Hollywood asshats who can’t see that ‘NOT working with Republicans’ is as stupid and NASTY as ‘REFUSING to do business with gay people,’” Kristie tweeted. “STOP ACTING above the FRAY ya damn hypocrites…WE are the same species! let’s help each OTHER ya damn yahoos.”
We’re sure plenty of liberals will make much of Alley’s comparison of Republicans and gay people, but she’s actually right on the money. They just won’t see that because they believe that homosexuality is an in-built, unchangeable part of one’s molecular structure whereas being a conservative is a choice. We’re not sure about that dichotomy, actually, but when it comes to being accused of intolerance, liberals are willing to make it up as they go along.
“Tolerance isn’t standing up for what’s popular,” Alley continued in another tweet. “Tolerance is understanding and implementing human rights to all humans even though you don’t necessarily agree with their views. Human rights is a good place to start when seeking tolerance for one’s self & others.”
Well said, Kirstie. But when you’re talking to people whose entire identity is built on considering themselves the MOST tolerant humans to ever walk the earth, it’s difficult to pop the bubble.