Hollywood is notorious for preaching to the masses.
And the message from liberal elites gets more and more tone-deaf each year.
Now Joe Rogan ripped Hollywood for putting out one hypocritical message.
The establishment left has been attempting to take out Joe Rogan for at least a year.
He became “problematic” when he told people that he took Ivermectin as part of a treatment for COVID.
Despite his liberal-leaning politics, Rogan is willing to have talks with right-wingers, and he holds some views that Democrats find abhorrent.
For example, Rogan is a supporter of the Second Amendment.
During a discussion with fellow comedian Tim Dillon, Rogan called out Hollywood for its hypocrisy about guns.
The two comics discussed the plight of Alec Baldwin shooting cinematographer on the set of the western Rust, and the conversation moved to the topic of mixed messaging from Hollywood regarding guns.
Rogan said, “Isn’t it f*cking wild that Hollywood, in general, is very anti-gun, but they promote guns more than any other media on the planet … All their best movies, whether it’s The Gray Man, or whether you’re watching The Terminal List or Mission: Impossible. It’s all — ‘guns save the day.’ Guns kill aliens, guns kill werewolves, guns kill everyone. Everyone bad gets killed by guns…but guns are bad and you shouldn’t have guns.”
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Dillon agreed and mentioned, “Well, these are also the same people that live in these 20,000 square-foot homes and fly private jets, but talk endlessly about climate change.”
Dillon is entirely correct.
They fly in private jets, live in palatial estates that guzzle energy, and own beachfront properties while warning about apocalyptic rising sea levels.
The hypocrisy is too much for the average person to stomach.
Dillon theorized that the liberal elites in Hollywood have tricked themselves into believing that they are exempt from the policies for which they advocate.
Dillon said, “They don’t view that as hypocrisy. They view it as like, ‘Yeah, guns are bad, but we can make them good’…[T]hat’s literally the way they think — ‘Guns are not good, but in our hands, they’re great because we can craft a narrative that makes them justified to have.’”
Hollywood’s renewed interest in gun control came in light of the horrific mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Actor Matthew McConaughey, a Uvalde native, called for feckless new laws after the tragedy.
Many considered his stance hypocritical considering his career.
“In movies and TV, McConaughey has repeatedly glamourized the use of firearms, often as a necessary problem solver—you shoot a guy, problem solved…McConaughey’s hypocrisy on this issue is even worse than that. After two decades of running around romanticizing guns, he stood in the White House briefing room and lectured the media about the ‘sensationalized media coverage’ of mass shootings and shooters.”
As usual, Hollywood does not have a leg to stand on when it comes to lecturing the rest of America.
The entertainment industry is one of the most unscrupulous businesses in the country, so the moral preening falls flat.