Following a long, hot summer, we’ve arrived at my favorite season of the year… award season!
Award season is that glorious time between November and February when the Hollywood self-absorbed, wait, that’s redundant, errr, when Hollywood fellates itself, brags about gowns that cost more than the average person makes in a year, and spews tone-death rhetoric aimed at showing their fellow elites just how smart, and socially conscious they are. At the same time, it proves to the rest of us just how smug, autocratic and out-of-touch they really are.
Donald Trump is elected president and as sure as death and taxes, there’s intolerance, hate, and bullying. No, not from him but from the Hollywood elite.
At Sunday’s American Music Awards, we bore witness to displays of arrogance so juvenile that it often resembled a 9th grade talent show, but not nearly as entertaining nor intelligent.
One of the hosts, model Gigi Hadid, with the intellect one would expect from a minor league Kardashian, began the night’s proceedings with an excruciatingly bad “impersonation” of our soon-to-be First Lady, Melania Trump.
It was as good as you’d expect.
Mocking an immigrant. How progressive! It’s totally hilarious coming from a woman too crass or too dimwitted to recognize that her own father is himself an immigrant with a thick accent. Imagine if a conservative mocked him, or for that matter, Michelle Obama.
Hypocrisy thy name is Gigi.
How about the American idiots known as Green Day? The long-in-the-tooth-trying-to-stay-relevant pop-punk band performed their song “Bang Bang,” but changed some of the song’s lyrics and chanted, “No Trump! No KKK! No fascist USA!”
So edgy! Nothing says punk rock more than shouting a maxim shared by everyone in the room. Remember when the essence of punk rock was having the guts to rail against what’s popular?
Punk rock takes testicular fortitude. Green Day had none. Had the band chanted, “Trump! Makes! America! Great!” that would have been edgy. That would have been punk rock. I’m sorry, Billy Joe Armstrong, but preaching to a choir? You have no balls.
If you enjoyed this year’s American Music Awards, and you voted for Hillary, fantastic! But if you didn’t, button up the butt-cheeks because for the next three months, at every award show, you’ll be subjected to pretentious displays of ignorance and intolerance disguised as unfunny jokes and "caring."
‘Tis the season.