This morning I received an interesting response to my post about Robert DeNiro. Here is the main part of the comment that I intend to address with this post: “His politics has nothing to do with his acting.” Another comment followed that said, “I am sure at this point that he is not worried about what the critics think.
While I agree with the second comment, I truly don’t think he cares what his critics think, I have to take umbridge with his first comment. Unfortunately, DeNiro’s politics have EVERYTHING to do with his acting. With PC culture and cancel culture in full swing, he either doesn’t get it or doesn’t care that probably a full 50% of his audience are not progressives. Those 50% don’t agree with his beliefs and they don’t agree with his vitriolic rants against anyone who supports Trump.
Whatever happened to the 1st Amendment?
So why exactly would I keep spending money to either rent or buy a movie with a person in it who has spent more than four years telling me what a POS I am because I don’t think the way that he does? I won’t. I refuse to. Never once have I heard DeNiro or any other leftist Hollywood moron present an actual argument against Trump. It’s always the same old tiresome invectives.
Now remember, while these same folks don’t have any problem with saying the most vile things about someone on the right, they will cower in fear and issue multiple apologies if they are thought to have insulted someone who is gay, trans or whatever the flavor of the day is. And most of the time, in reality, they haven’t said anything to offend anyone. They immediately are afraid that they will become the latest victim of the “cancel culture.” Watching the ensuing ass kissing would actually be worth the price of an admission.
At this point in our history we have multiple groups of people who can’t stand the fact that people actually don’t agree with every twisted and deranged idea that they come up with. But unlike the left, the right doesn’t engage in infantile and violent protests with vagina hats.
So yes, without a doubt, politics plays a part in every aspect of our lives. No matter what you do, your politics will affect what happens to you. Especially if you are vocal and on the right. I am lucky in that I can pretty much say whatever I want at this point because I am retired and the foolish ultra liberal administration that I used to work for can’t do squat.
For those of you on the left, it doesn’t bother you that these actors and actresses have demonized half of our population? It doesn’t bother you that the left has basically tried to strip us of our 1st Amendment right? If it doesn’t, it really should.
And while it mainly happens on the right, sometimes someone on the left goes way to far and a company or business has no choice but to take action. But that is only as a case of last resort.
For me, I see it as more of shame that these Hollywood elitists truly don’t care about half of their audience. They send an incredibly strong message to those of us on the right every time that they go on a news show and let half of the country know how exactly how they feel about them.
So as an American who firmly believes in the 1st Amendment and definitely not in PC culture, I have made the choice not to watch, rent or buy anything that DeNiro has had a hand in. I will spend my money elsewhere and continue to speak my mind, just as Bobby D. and the rest of his ilk does.
It all comes down to the freedom to make choices. Bobby D. has made his and I have made mine.
What do you think?