Celebrities have just eliminated racism.
Celebrities including Julianne Moore, Debra Messing, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sarah Paulson, Kristen Bell, Aaron Paul, Justin Theroux and Stanley Tucci are all in a new video, hashtag “I take responsibility” saying they will now take responsibility “for every unchecked moment” for all the times they apparently didn’t in the past.
The celebrities did it. They ended racism. pic.twitter.com/YtVqc4U2eg
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 11, 2020
Julianne Moore then claims “black people are being slaughtered in the streets.”
“I will no longer allow an unchecked moment,” Stanley Tucci says, saying he will no longer allow racist jokes to be uttered in his presence.
They then list various situations saying those situations “should not be a death sentence.”
So some takeaways? Can we say how incredibly cringeworthy this is?
So you mean you were good with racist remarks before? You only now have to check yourself? It just makes me think how hypocritical they all are.
Then a little factcheck. Moore’s comment that “black people are being slaughtered in the streets” suggests there’s a systemic mowing down of people in the streets by the state as opposed to some bad cops wrongfully killing people.
That’s a huge distinction to make and falsely painting the situation makes people not deal with real issues in real ways. It wrongly demonizes police and stokes the leftist trope that cops are systemically bad while the real facts are that police killings are not common and the greater danger to a young black man is another young black man.
Yes, police brutality is a real thing that needs to be addressed wherever it is found. But how does this cringeworthy “white knighting” do anything to help black people or eliminate police brutality? All it does is virtue signal so actors feel better.
Once again, as it always is, this is less about black Americans and real issues, than it is about the celebrities saying what they think makes them feel better because it’s always about them. Well, sorry folks, maybe it isn’t really about you.
Folks on both sides of the aisle pretty much hated the video.
Okay here’s the game. It’s the Cringe Challenge. Watch this celebrity PSA for as long as you can until the cringe overwhelms you and you have to stop because the secondhand embarrassment is too painful. Post your time in the comments. I got 47 seconds.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 11, 2020
White celebrities, in the moments before they cancelled their private security service (ADT, etc), moved out of their doorman buildings and Malibu safe houses, put their children in the local public school and joined the revolution. Inspiring! https://t.co/3TIFDoe4vr
— Caitlin Flanagan (@CaitlinPacific) June 11, 2020
I'm glad to see the entire internet can still unite in mocking celebrities.
— Bridget Phetasy (@BridgetPhetasy) June 11, 2020
True. If there’s one thing that can bring us all together is laughing at what a waste of space celebrities are.
Keep going, celebrities. I think a third video will solve it
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) June 11, 2020
Terrible lack of diversity in this video. https://t.co/TY7zZGVcjd
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) June 11, 2020