Darn! Lena Dunham Not Going Anywhere
In fact, the threat to leave the U.S. was the easiest way for these empty-headed celebrities to prove to the masses just how committed they were to the cause. But now that Trump has won, celebrities who promised to leave are criticizing those who are calling on them to make good on their promise:
Miley Cyrus, Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer now have a different message after vowing to leave the country if Republican Donald Trump won the presidency: Never mind.
The comedian Handler, who said in May that she had bought a house “in another country just in case,” reversed course Thursday, explaining that she plans to stick around for the good of the nation.
“Yesterday my staff reminded me that voices and platforms like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting #keepfightin,” said Ms. Handler on Twitter.
In an interview six months ago on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” however, Ms. Handler said, “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t—I really will leave that country.”
Meanwhile, the comedian Schumer dismissed Tuesday her pre-election comment on BBC about moving to Europe, saying it was made “in jest,” and blasted those calling for her to take a hike.
“Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser,” said Ms. Schumer in a post on Instagram.
Ms. Cyrus, who said on Instagram in March that “I am moving if he is president” and “I don’t say things I don’t mean,” posted messages on social media indicating that she would accept Mr. Trump as president.
“If we want Donald Trump to accept us … we must be accepting towards his presidency & his promise to ‘unify’ our country and ‘make America great,’” said the pop singer, a judge on NBC-TV’s “The Voice,” in an Instagram post Wednesday.
“Happy hippies, we adjust and we accept everyone who they are and so Donald Trump, I accept you and deserve to say that I even accept you as the president of the United States and that’s fine. That’s fine because I think now I want to be a hopeful hippie,” said Ms. Cyrus in a tearful video Tuesday on Twitter and Facebook.
Handler needed her staff to jog her memory about what's important in life. Schumer wants to shoot the messenger for reminding her of her promise. And little Miley Cyrus really, really means it this time when she says we should accept Trump as president -- even though she didn't mean what she said she meant about leaving.
But these people don't have to worry about being called out for their illogical, flagrantly stupid about-faces. They are comfortably cocooned in Hollywood, walled off from ordinary people who might question their explanations.
Still, it's nice to dream that several of the more insufferable Hollywood types would take a hike to Canada or wherever. The nation would be better off if they did.