A smug leftist actor implies that a former politician is evil incarnate, U.S. Congresswoman and daughter of the man he’s mocking tells him that he shouldn’t be throwing stones.
Glass houses and all that.
First things first, I’m a huge Christian Bale fan but that doesn’t mean that I like him as a person. This is the thing that many leftists don’t seem to comprehend — you can love someone’s work and still not approve of their personal behavior. I say that because of the constant leftist push to have one approved worldview. Look at the big hullaballoo over ancient Kevin Hart tweets. Or worse, the way the leftists piled on about the ‘insensitivity’ of the ‘Cowboys and Indians’ theme for Hart’s one-year-old son’s birthday party. If you don’t agree with them all the way on every issue, then you’re either evil or complicit with evil — which, incidentally, is also evil. (See: Ellen DeGeneres under attack by LGBT community for supporting Kevin Hart.) This is precisely why we don’t like out entertainment (Ted Nugent and Kid Rock aside) mixed with our politics.
But back to Christian Bale…
The 44-year-old actor won the Golden Globe last night for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for his role as Dick Cheney in Vice. During his acceptance speech, Bale thanked his wife, his children, the director of Vice, Adam McKay, and… Satan for his ‘inspiration’ on how to play the former Vice President.
I guess Bale didn’t learn about ‘judge not lest ye be judged‘ part of the Sermon on the Mount when he played Jesus in a made-for-TV movie in 1999.
He also took a swipe at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY) by claiming that his role as Cheney allowed him to corner the market on playing reviled ‘charisma-free a**holes.’
“(‘Vice’ director Adam McKay) said, I’ve got to find somebody who can be absolutely charisma free and reviled by everybody and so it’s got to be Bale in it.
“I’ll be cornering the market on charisma free a—-,” Bale added, with the last word bleeped out by network censors. What do you think, Mitch McConnell next?”
The speech did little to dispel the criticism leveled on the biopic by conservative critics, who see the film as a two-hour, 12-minute liberal attack ad, while still largely praising Bale’s performance.
“’Vice’ is a cartoonishly biased film, and it took a movie that could have been compelling and turned it into a simplistic screed,” Christian Toto, editor of HollywoodInToto.com told NBC News Sunday night.
“Bale’s speech is icing on the cake. These award shows are not even meant to entertain anymore, they seem to be meant to scold and lecture.”
Source: NBC News
The Cheney role must have been a cakewalk for Bale, after all, he only had to work on the charisma-free part because he apparently has the a**hole and reviled parts down pat.
Can you imagine the outrage if someone had said that they studied the works of Roman Polanski and Woody Allen to prepare for their role as Creepy Joe Biden in a movie? Nevermind. There wouldn’t be any outrage because all three of those guys are beloved in Hollyweird.
Watch Bale’s stupid acceptance speech:
It looks like Bale didn’t take his wife’s advice enough. To be fair, it takes someone with incredible willpower to resist the temptation to virtue signal when given a mic and free reign to say whatever they like instead of having the words written for them. Actors aren’t especially known for their restraint.
Bale was reminded that he should exert a little self-control by a sitting Congresswoman.
Rep. Liz Cheney(R-WY) and daughter of Dick Cheney, didn’t like that her father and a former Vice President of the United States was likened to Satan, so she trolled the Welsh actor on Twitter:
Satan probably inspired him to do this, too. Christian Bale arrested for 'assault on mother and sister'| The Independent. https://t.co/kesnNno9Zv
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) January 7, 2019
That. Was. Perfection.
So, a domestic abuser who hits women is attempting to claim the moral high ground over a devoted husband, father, and former Vice President?
Christian Bale is notoriously difficult to work with, and frankly, unlikable.
Remember his absolute freak out on the set of Terminator Salvation?
Would you like to work with a guy that goes off like this at the drop of a hat?
Yeah, me neither.
Lemme tell you, none of that would fly in my drama class, but then, I work with actual children, not the spoilt man-child actors that get upset because the green Skittles weren’t placed in a separate bowl in their dressing room.
Yeah, I do still like Christian Bale as an actor, but he’s not at the top of the list anymore. Chris Pratt has moved up leaps and bounds in my view. He didn’t thank Satan during his speech, but thanked God. Frankly, Pratt could give Bale a lesson or two on how to give an acceptance speech.
The left doesn’t like Chris Pratt very much. The more I read about their dislike, the more I like him.
Hello Star Lord!
Oh, and by the way, check out Christian Toto’s review of Vice, it’s solid. It’s also really nice to see movie reviews with a conservative perspective.
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