Conservatives Applaud Ricky Gervais For Going After “Hollywood Elites”
To make a conservative happy, just attack those evil Hollywood stars (but not Mel Gibson). Ricky Gervais’ Golden Globes humor seems to have scored with the right-wing crowd (h/t Mediaite). The Hollywood Reporter screams the headline: Conservatives Rally Behind Ricky Gervais.”
Delighted at the sight of Gervais belittling Hollywood elitists who they maintain do likewise to them regularly, the right-wing blogosphere lit up with positive reviews, even while more traditional media was critical of Sunday’s telecast.
Had Gervais “been as relentless in ripping apart Sarah Palin, her young children, Jesus Christ or George W. Bush, today the comedian would be celebrated as ‘edgy’ and ‘courageous’,” noted John Nolte, editor of the website Big Hollywood.
At Pajamas Media, a conservative and libertarian news organization, CEO Roger Simon wrote that Gervais “has been roundly attacked for being rude to practically everyone, including the HFPA, whose event it was. Problem is: he was right, particularly about the HFPA.”
“HFPA” stand for “Hollywood Foreign Press Association.” Conservatives hate Hollywood, things that are not American (i.e. “foreign), and the press. And maybe the word “association” sounds communist.Click here for reuse options!
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