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Discussion in 'Politics & Government' started by Ken Anderson, Sep 27, 2017.
That one would be funnier if it wasn't Tom Hanks. Hanks has been more politically engaged than the majority of A-list "stars," contributing significantly to liberal causes both monetarily and artistically.
But @Beth Gallagher there's a ton of these with various themes featuring Forrest Gump. People can relate to it based on his signature line "life is like a box of chocolates....etc".
Yeah, most of those have been around for years now. Tom's liberal leaning has only recently become apparent, and he needs to get back to his role as an entertainer, IMO. I'm sick and tired of actors hiding in their gated mansions and dictating to the rest of us. My favorite quote...
The United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance. -- Robert Heinlein
@Beth Gallagher did you catch the golden globe monologue by Ricky Gervais? I think that summed up what a lot of real people think about entertainers/sports figures who us their fame to insert themselves into our lives.
I think that it is a shame about the Forrest Gump memes, too; but now that all of the information has come out linking Tom Hanks with Jeffrey Epstein (and also alluded to by Gervais at the awards introduction), I find it hard to disassociate the very moral and upright Forrest that we all love, with the actual character of the person who portrayed him in the movies.
I always liked Kevin Spacey, too; but not so much after the accusations, and at least three of the accusers suddenly turning up dead.
Yes; in fact I started a thread about Ricky's monologue but it didn't draw much interest. He did an OUTSTANDING job, in my opinion. (I never even watch those "awards" shows but I saw all the commotion about his monologue and watched it on Youtube.)
Seems that many of the "revered" have feet of clay.
I did see that you started a thread about Ricky’s monologue, and have been debating about how to respond. I listened to one of the YouTube versions, and i never watch the award shows either, so the introduction is all l that I heard. He gets into a lot that might fall into the conspiracy section of the forum, and I didn’t want to get too far into that in one of the regular sections of the forum.
Ricky is a comedian. I believe his monologue was simply a way to gouge the politically correct and hopefully get a laugh or two. The pained expressions on some in his audience was comedic gold to me.