One of the truly frustrating things about election seasons are the celebrities who come out from under the nearest rock, have no idea how “regular people” live, and tell us how to vote. Actor Mark Wahlberg agrees that celebrities need to stay out of politics — himself included.
In an interview with Task & Purpose about his upcoming movie “Patriots Day,” Wahlberg said of the majority of celebrities, who are kneejerk (emphasis on jerk) liberals:
You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway. They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.
If you don’t believe that these people live in a bubble, take a look at some of the demands they negotiated in their contracts with film studios and other entertainment conglomerates:
- Cher, who promised to go to Jupiter if Trump won (she hasn’t left yet), contractually demands a separate dressing room just for her wigs.
- Maria Cary, who trashed Donald Trump, has a contract demand that Louis Roderer Cristal Champagne (which runs around $300 a bottle) be on hand in her dressing room, along with a bendy straws from which to sip it. She also insists on two air purifiers, an assistant to dispose of her gum when she’s finished chewing it, another to help her on staircases, and couches in dark colors with “no busy patterns.” Carey also demans that her room be at 75 degrees F, and filled with two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles.
- Adele, a Brit who said she was embarrassed for America after one Trump debate performance, isn’t embarrassed about her contract demands, which include Marlboro Lights, candy bars, European lager beer, and sandwiches without tomatoes. Additionally, the songstress requires that anyone receiving free tickets to her shows donate a minimum of $20 to Sands, a UK-based charity.
- Katie Perry, who was effusive in her support of Hillary Clinton and wept publicly when Hillary lost, has these down-to-earth demands. Her contract has a 45-page rider that requests two cream-colored egg chairs, one with a coordinating ottoman, a refrigerator with a glass door, ornate French lamps, and someone to wash and cut her fruit and vegetables, Oh, and no one on staff is permitted to speak to her.
- And of course there’s Barbra Streisand. Her long list of demands includes that the toilet bowl be filled with rose petals, a police K-9 team sweep concert venues before performances, three “torchiere-style” floor lamps, metal detectors at every door, and all security personnel follow a strict dress code — “no T-shirts at all please.”
Not many regular folks go to work expecting that the office toilet will be filled with rose petals. Maybe it’s high time Tinseltown understood this.
There’s one more limousine liberal with rock star status on the Left who deserves to be included in this list because she’s (1) filthy rich and, (2) like her pals in Hollywood, given to excessive demands when she makes public appearances. Among these demands are round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet “e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet,” round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers who will arrive up to three days in advance; the presidential suite of a luxury hotel; and a $500 travel stipend to cover out-of-pocket costs in addition to her $200,000-plus fee for appearing.
The name of this celeb? Hillary Clinton.
Cross-posted in altered form at The Lid