Hollywood celebrities are constantly spewing far-left nonsense.
Movie stars are expected to be mouthpieces for the Democratic Party.
And a superstar actress put her foot in her mouth when one “woke” comment backfired.
The left thrives on grievance politics.
Leftists for groups that have been aggrieved in the past, and they use that grievance as a justification for more power.
The problem with grievance politics is that grievances must be kept at the front of mind at all times.
That’s why Democrats are always talking about how American society is the most racist it’s ever been when the opposite is true.
Democrats also scour the past in search of grievances to highlight or relitigate in the court of public opinion.
One of the consequences of this is that actual societal progress must be downplayed or memory-holed altogether.
This is the trap that actress Jennifer Lawrence fell into during a recent interview.
Lawrence admitted that she grew up Republican and voted for John McCain in 2008, but has since become obnoxiously “woke.”
Vogue recently reported that “much of [Lawrence’s] disappointment was directed at certain relatives back in Louisville, Kentucky, where she’d grown up, including her father. The 2016 election had torn open a rift in her family. Repairing it was an ongoing process. Particularly since having a baby, she had been trying to heal. She even discussed with her therapist the recurring nightmares she has about Tucker Carlson.”
In a discussion with fellow actress Viola Davis, Lawrence claimed, “I remember when I was doing ‘Hunger Games,’ nobody had ever put a woman in the lead of an action movie because it wouldn’t work — because we were told girls and boys can both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead. And it just makes me so happy every single time I see a movie come out that just blows through every one of those beliefs, and proves that it is just a lie to keep certain people out of the movies. To keep certain people in the same positions that they’ve always been in.”
"We were told girls and boys could both identify with a male lead, but boys cannot identify with a female lead," Jennifer Lawrence says of taking on the role of Katniss in #TheHungerGames. https://t.co/TqYPwDLCC4 pic.twitter.com/1qyqqkh8aX
— Variety (@Variety) December 7, 2022
The Hunger Games was released in 2012, so it did not take much effort for people to point out several action films with female leads that came out before then.
NBC News reported that “Critics on social media quickly pounced on Lawrence’s comments, noting that several other women have starred as leads in action films — including Sigourney Weaver in the ‘Alien’ films; Angelina Jolie in ‘Salt’ and ‘Tomb Raider’; Uma Thurman in ‘Kill Bill: Volume 1’ and ‘Kill Bill: Volume 2’; and Michelle Yeoh in several films, including ‘Supercop,’ ‘Magnificent Warriors’ and ‘Yes, Madam!’ Variety appeared to delete a tweet it had posted promoting Lawrence’s comments after several Twitter users noted the inaccuracy of her statement.”
Variety just deleted this tweet, which contained a very stupid quote from Jennifer Lawrence, who apparently doesn't actually watch movies. pic.twitter.com/7KWz0jX4Uv
— Jon Miltimore (@miltimore79) December 7, 2022
There have been many more action films with female leads that came out before Lawrence was even born.
Since Lawrence was born in 1990, perhaps it’s excusable that she didn’t know films from the 1970s or 1980s, but the film Haywire with Gina Carano came out the year before The Hunger Games.
Leftists have to bulldoze accomplishments in order to keep their grievance politics alive.