Hollywood is notorious for its hypocrisy and moral preening.
Celebrities wag their fingers at the rest of the country while covering up for all kinds of terrible behavior within their own industry.
But one actress just upped the ante of obnoxious moral outrage with one unfair assault on Ivanka Trump.
Not Funny Anymore
Comedian Amy Schumer used to be a rising star in the world of standup. She came to national prominence with her sharp performance at the Charlie Sheen Comedy Central Roast.
Schumer quickly transitioned into acting in films, but her star has been on the decline since.
Problems first began when Schumer was accused of stealing jokes, a cardinal sin in the comedy world. Claims of joke-stealing essentially ended the career of comedian Carlos Mencia, but Schumer was able to weather the storm.
Next, Schumer was accused of racism because of off-color jokes she’d told in old routines. Schumer apologized for the jokes and maintained her sketch show and film career.
Her film “Trainwreck” performed well at the box office, but since then, her movies have received more harsh criticism and made less money.
Schumer’s low point was perhaps when she blamed negative reviews of her widely panned Netflix special on “right-wing trolls.”
From Comedy To Politics
Along the way, Schumer teamed up with her distant cousin and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on a political project, which has made her more strident in her views.
Schumer has since joined a cadre of “comedians” and other Hollywood celebrities to become a part of the #Resistance.
Schumer’s latest move was to go after Ivanka Trump.
Children used to be off-limits in politics, but Democrats fighting with no holds barred. The mainstream media and celebrities have savaged Ivanka, and even Trump’s adolescent son Barron.
Comedian Samantha Bee crossed the line when she called Ivanka a “feckless c*nt,” and now Schumer is jumping on the dogpile.
Schumer and other celebrities penned an open letter calling on Ivanka to publicly defy her father and call for the resignation of Homeland Security chair Kirstjen Nielsen:
347.6k Likes, 9,762 Comments – @amyschumer on Instagram: “@ivankatrump”
The move by Schumer and her cohorts is nothing more than a cheap political stunt. In the left’s bizarre fantasy, Ivanka is going to rip into her father and join the #Resistance.
Virtue-Signaling Is En Vogue
If these celebrities truly cared about children on the southern border, they would’ve said something when the kids were being put in cages under the Obama administration.
Instead, public figures on the left simply deleted the pictures of kids in cages once it became clear the abuses happened on Obama’s watch.
Genuine concern has been replaced with virtue-signaling. This new phenomenon has completely destroyed comedy.
Comedians like Schumer, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman used to be legitimately funny. They used to be edgy and irreverent.
Now they’re just shells of their former selves who rage against Donald Trump all day and think they’re being “woke.”
Instead, they’re just putting their former fans to sleep.