C'mon Hollywood #181
... stop with the political advice!
Iím proud and very thankful that I live in a country that allows for a free election and gives people the right to say whatever they want, whenever they want. So in some sense, I guess I should be thankful that Hollywood actors and actresses are taking it upon themselves to make political videos and to voice their opinions on the upcoming election every chance they get. But with the notion of free speech in mind, allow me to share something with Hollywood: I donít care who youíre voting for or what your political beliefs are, so donít give me political advice!
The single best thing to happen in this yearís election.
If I want to know how to lose 20 pounds in 6 weeks, or who the best plastic surgeon in LA is, Iíll be more than willing to listen to what actors have to say. If I want to know who will be the next President of the United States, Iím not going to ask someone that dropped out of high school and thinks a delegate is someone that gets their coffee for them. Obviously, Iíll vote for the guy with the nicer tie, like any red-blooded American.
On some level, I can actually appreciate the intentions behind a movie star throwing out their political opinion during an interview. Maybe they were asked, or maybe they sincerely feel the issue is important enough for them to say something. Even though itís annoying, I get it, I really do. What I donít appreciate are these ridiculous voting videos they have actors doing these days. Check out the video below. Yes, itís better than Puff Daddyís ďVote or DieĒ campaign, but did it make you want to vote? Whoís the target audience for this video? Do actors really think that making a video like this is going to get more people out at the polls?
You also have to put a lot of blame on the media for giving movie stars the voice to make them think their opinion in political matters is actually important. If youíve gone to the web pages of CNN, Fox News, USA Today or any other news website, youíve probably seen a headline proclaiming that a certain actor has given support to a candidate. First, no one gives a ratís ass if Tom Selleck is voting for McCain or if Rosie OíDonnell is voting for Obama. Second, is it an actual news story when every moderately famous celebrity ďannouncesĒ they are supporting a candidate? Seriously? Has the media really gotten so pathetic that this constitutes a news story? Wait, donít answer that.
I love ya Matt, but I donít care who youíre going to vote for.