If Elon Musk needs proof of Twitter’s liberal bias, look no further Bette Midler’s account.
The progressive star’s history of being hated is no secret, but Twitter’s Trust and Safety Council continues to look the other way. However, The Divine Ms.M’s latest Twitter stumble has revealed something else about both her and her celebrity friends.
Call them the “Let Them Eat Cake” elite.
I love @BetteMidler She is an amazing woman!! Unfortunately, her tweet failed to recognize the socioeconomic and health issues that prevent some mothers from breastfeeding. I hope she does a little more research on this before posting on the subject.
– Carly Reim (@CarlyReim) May 14, 2022
Midler, trying to defend the Biden administration earlier this week, tried explain the nation’s infant formula shortage.
“TRY EAT HYGIENE! It’s free and available on demand,” she tweeted, ignoring countless women who struggle to breastfeed for often heartbreaking reasons. Surely a 70-year-old woman has met several mothers in her life who share their struggles as a mother.
The Biden administration claims it has been working on the issue for a while, with seemingly no or no real results. Tell that to mothers who are struggling to find formula for their babies.
That collective suffering did not concern Midler. Why?
It could negatively impact President Joe Biden in particular and Democrats in general. So Midler set their concerns aside to gain some cheap partisan points.
Feed them cake.
Jimmy Kimmel may have satirized Team Biden over the baby formula incident. He’s a late-night comedy host, and his monologues skewer politicians, at least in theory. Some of his viewers may have their own problems finding the recipe for their new recipe.
It’s a Truth to Power moment for any self-described satirist. Or, at least one person doesn’t see a particular party.
Instead, Kimmel frames the story as Republicans trying to score political points, not mothers desperate to feed their babies.
Feed them cake.
“Republicans are trying to shift the focus away from taking equal rights from us, by blaming Joe Biden for the nationwide shortage of baby formula. But the President doesn’t have it. Not only pushing back, he has a plan to deal with this personally.”
Kimmel revealed a fake advertisement for “Maw-Maw Biden’s Baby Chow“After criticizing the GOP for noticing the problem.
“Hey guys, I know times are tough. With rising gas prices, and now a shortage of baby formula… But we’ve been through tough times before, and we’ll get through them again. With Maw-Maw Biden’s tangerless Chow! ”
“This is the same porridge that my dear mother cooked in the storm cellar when I was no bigger than a stunted tree. Every can is chopped, boiled twice and soaked by myself, Uncle Joe. ”
Can anyone decipher what gag means, other than a crooked tooth at Biden’s age, perhaps? Are crazy mothers now a hedge? Can Kimmel forgive an alleged government misunderstanding shipping pallets of formula to illegal immigrant families while American mothers suffer?
Suffice it to say that late-night hosts despise that factor as well.
And Colbert championed another “cake” closeup earlier this year after more headline gas price hike.
“Today, the average gas price in the US hit an all-time high of more than $4 per gallon. Okay, that hurts, but a clear conscience is worth a penny or two… I’m willing to pay. I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Damn, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla. ”
Mary Antoinette would be proud, assuming you believe in historical myths.
Of course, this “let them eat the cake” attitude is not new.
This trend boomed during the pandemic, perfectly captured by the star-studded cast of Gal Gadot who gathered to sing “Imagine” via viral video early in the crisis.
The song mocks both faith and materialism, as the tone deafens as much of a message as can be given from the source. The assembled stars are millionaires many times over. Plus, when friends and loved ones are at risk, God-fearing Americans lean on their faith for comfort.
The left and the right enjoy a rare moment of solidarity in the mocking video.
It only got worse from there.
“Will & Grace” Aluminum Debra Messing, like many of her famous colleagues, has cheered on Dr. Anthony Fauci week after week while he recommends keeping the country free in the midst of the pandemic.
We now know that lockdowns did nothing, if anything, to stop COVID-19 while causing significant damage to businesses and lives across the country.
First, rates of drug abuse and suicide skyrocketed, not to mention the closures that had devastating effects on school children.
However, it doesn’t take a medical degree to realize how many people will suffer from prolonged lockdown. For Messing and co, being locked up indefinitely is not a burden. They made millions and were able to stop the pandemic indefinitely.
Most Americans are not so lucky.
Even some modest government support can’t pay all the bills nor save hanged family businesses.
The strike protesters during that time vented their fury through public demonstrations. Agree or disagree… can you blame them?
Stephen Colbert used his “Late Show” podium to fake lockout protesters want to start a business again. Their greatest crime, according to Colbert’s estimate? Support President Donald Trump. Colbert’s team discovered a Confederate flag in the mix, offering him an easy comic.
“Because nothing says ‘never surrender’ like the Confederate flag,” Colbert said with a wink. It’s worth noting that Colbert’s annual salary, according to Business Insider, is $15 million.
Not to be outdone, Kimmel also pressured protesters to lock their doors.
The host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” called them “Suicide” and dumb because I want to go back to work.
“People are getting restless, especially those who are not so bright,” he began.
The presenter added: “A big reason these protests have increased is because our president is encouraging them. “Despite everyone working for him telling everyone to stay home, despite the White House’s official authority to ‘shelter in place,’ over the weekend the White House executive tweeted, ‘LIBERATE MICHIGAN’ ,’ ‘LIBERATE MINNESOTA,’ and ‘LIBERATE VIRGINIA.’ This from a man who even refused to free Melania. “
If you are curious about the definition of “punch downIn comedy, look no further.
Pop singer Pink didn’t have a late-night show to preach, so she used social media to mock Americans eager to make a living…again. “I feel like I’m living in the movie IDIOCRACY,” she wrote online.
Comedy legend Albert Brooks compare the protesters to the Nazis at the same time targeting President Trump.
“The scariest thing about the Trump-inspired rallies today is people shouting “Fire Fauci! “Trump has to watch this and feel like he’s invincible. He actually got his crowd to blame science. Even Germans are “holy” [bleep] I think we got away with this.
Not to be outdone, the comic left Patton Oswalt evoke Anne Frank to look down on people eager to resume something close to normal life.
‘Anne Frank spent 2 years hiding in an attic and we’ve only been home a little over a month with Netflix, food delivery and video games, and there are people at risk of dying from the virus when they storm the stores. state capitol building and shouting, “Open Fuddruckers!”. ‘
The “View” hosts delivered a “let them eat cake” moment by bashing businesswoman Shelley Luther for opening her salon against their will. The Dallas businessman was briefly jailed for not “apologizing” to the judge in the case.
While expressing sympathy for her case at Friday’s performance, the freelance hosts completed 180 degrees while speaking to her on Monday, insisting she should apologized and even blamed her for causing the spike in coronavirus cases in her state.
Whoopi Goldberg can’t wait to continued with a final lecture.
… I want to hear you put some anger and passion there towards governments that don’t care about the people because that’s what they’re supposed to do. So I want you to go out there and fight for all the people who aren’t getting what they’re supposed to, and aren’t getting the information they need, and then I think I’ll feel better watching you. tell people ‘I’m feeding my people.’
An irony in this scenario needs to be told. A core tenet of acting is empathy, the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes to build the most realistic performance possible. Even the stars tasked with playing serial killers understand the wisdom behind the technique.
However, empathy doesn’t seem far away in the minds of these stars. However, cake is not far from their thoughts.
Post was originally published May 12, 2020. Updated May 14, 2022.