Celebs help those who helped themselves … to whatever they could loot
The author and social media personality Michael Malice tweeted on Saturday night, “We’re about 72 hours from the riots getting corporate sponsors.”
He didn’t have to wait that long.
As the riots continued to rage on Sunday, Amazon, Viacom (which owns CBS), Netflix, Nike and Twitter had all announced in some form that they were in solidarity with the “protests” condemning racism and injustice.
It’s one thing for major corporations, which have an interest in appealing to all consumers, to take such a position, since the one thing the entire country seems united on is seeing justice is done for George Floyd.
What is disgusting, though, is watching individual celebrities give money toward bailing out of jail those who chose to riot, loot, injure and pillage in the name of Floyd’s memory.
Model Chrissy Teigen and her husband, singer John Legend, anted up $200,000, which drew attention to the cause. But they lead a star-studded cast that includes actors Steve Carell, Janelle Monae, Seth Rogen, Don Cheadle, Jameela Jamil, Cynthia Nixon and Patton Oswalt, former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, singer Halsey and rapper Lil Nas X.
And if it wasn’t enough to give financial support to looters, you had celebrities like Michael Moore lending moral support. Moore, who has become incredibly wealthy by relentlessly denouncing America, praised the “good citizens” who burnt down a Minneapolis police precinct.
And it wasn’t just entertainers. Reuters reported that at least 13 members of Joe Biden’s campaign staff had donated to this effort. Chelsea Clinton also encouraged people to contribute to groups that would help bail “protesters” out of jail.
Ironically, in supporting this latest cause of the Black Lives Matter movement, some who believed Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s claim that white supremacists were instigating the riots pointed out that by contributing these celebrities were actually helping free Nazis and other white-power promoters.
Of course, the one-percenters who entertain us can do whatever they want with their money. And it’s not just stylish for Hollywood types to get behind left-wing causes. It’s the price of admission for their clique.
But we might hope they would see both sides of this disaster.
As LawEnforcementToday.com columnist Gregory Hoyt wrote, “In this instance, guess what most of these arrests are likely going to be linked to? Perhaps looting, rioting; and dare I say… arson?”
“People are certainly free to spend their money however they so desire, but it is odd to levy concern over bail related issues when there’s literal destruction of private property and small businesses within the city. Sadly, Minneapolis is looking less like an American city and more like a war-torn third world country at the time being.”
Correct. And it’s not just Minneapolis. As this violent cancer sped across the country, hundreds, if not thousands, of small businesses belonging to innocent store owners were destroyed by thugs whose real concern was looting, not justice.
Now, some popular entertainers are coughing up money to release these goons back into the community they just terrorized.
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