Adam McKay, Chelsea Handler Mum on Funding Attacks on Art, Society
Celebrities excel at taking strong stands, often backed by their considerable coffers.
A growing number either can’t defend those positions, though or rarely get pressured on the issues in play.
Take the “Defund the Police” movement following the 2020 death of George Floyd. Stars like Natalie Portman, John Legend, Lizzo, Brie Larson, Common, Tessa Thompson, Jane Fonda and more rallied behind the cause. Talk show hosts, including Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah used their bully pulpits to push for less police, too.
What happened next? Crime exploded nationwide, forcing far-Left cities to begrudgingly re-invest in police.
Yet the assembled stars kept quiet about their disastrous policies. Both Bee and Noah no longer host late-night shows.
Celebrities like Seth Rogen and Steve Carell also threw millions at the Minnesota bail fund which backfired in spectacular fashion. A few of the bailed-out protesters went on to commit bigger crimes, including allegedly murder. This reporter reached out to several stars who wrote checks for the organization to see if they feared just such a scenario.
Celebrities like Chelsea Handler, “Succession” star Jeremy Strong, “Don’t Look Up” director Adam McKay and comic actor Thomas Middleditch (“Silicon Valley”) have funneled millions into the Climate Emergency Fund.
The “extremist” group trains eco-terrorists to disrupt public events and sabotage priceless works of art to gin up attention for their cause.