Why do Hollywood elitists continue to endorse political candidates as if the rest of us are supposed to care?
Legendary actor and prolific director, Clint Eastwood, shocked everybody when he recently announced his support for Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg and denounced President Trump’s Twitter demeanor.
But there’s another A-list star who has become increasingly political recently and it’s turning everybody off.
Harrison Ford is one of the most cherished actors of all time playing iconic roles like Han Solo, Jack Ryan, and Indiana Jones.
Harrison Ford and Samuel L. Jackson used to trade back and forth for the title of the highest-grossing box office actor of all time for years. Both have been in some of the biggest franchises of all time.
Ford, obviously, with “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” making the brunt of the money, but sprinkle in the success of “Air Force One,” “Blade Runner” and “What Lies Beneath” as well.
Jackson was also in the prequel “Star Wars” Episodes 1, 2 and 3, but it’s his role as Nick Fury in the Marvel films that separate him from Ford. Also, Jackson is in the majority of Quentin Tarantino’s movies as well.
But Ford has recently been on a political tear lately and it’s becoming increasingly obnoxious.
In a recent interview with CBS News promoting his new Disney film “The Call of the Wild,” based on the famous book of the same title, Ford noted, “I think it’s come to the point where we gotta start talking politics. But we gotta talk about it in a positive way. We gotta regain the middle ground. We’re in these ideological enclaves. But the truth is in the middle. Progress is made in the middle.”
Actually, the truth is in whatever is successful. Look at our economy right now under President Trump. The stock market has never been better and has nearly tripled under Trump’s first term. Do you think any other presidential candidate can come close to that kind of success?
But regardless of a seemingly noble comment about each side attempting to put aside our differences for the sake of “progress,” Ford’s sentiment is hypocritical.
Ford appeared on Trump-hating late-night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and called Trump a “son of a b-tch.”
Kimmel held up a fake promotional poster with fake quotes from Trump about the movie saying, “it was the perfect call.” This was, of course, joking about how Trump repeatedly called his call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky “a perfect call,” which he was eventually impeached for by the do-nothing Democrats in the House of Representatives.
Ford bellowed a laugh while saying, “That’s the first thing that son of a b-tch has done for me… ever.”
That’s divisive. There’s nothing that says “progress” like calling the President of the United States a curse word.
Earlier this month, Ford said in Mexico City, “Our position in the world is tenuous because of our lack of moral leadership, basically. I certainly applaud with what Greta [Thunberg] is inspired by, her activism or her role in representing the interests of young people, and I admire her… her courage, her fortitude and also admire her capacity to express herself.”
This is a liberal celebrity’s modus operandi – pretend we need to come together while also attacking what they don’t agree with. We’re all sick of it. It doesn’t make sense why they would risk alienating audiences either.
Disney must be furious with Ford for getting political while promoting this big-budget movie.