One thing is crystal clear in this video–actors are narcissistic attention whores.
They’re also terribly out of practice for their craft probably due to lockdowns preventing filming and performances.
This video is so awful on multiple levels.
First and foremost, it’s factually incorrect. African Americans are not “slaughtered in the streets and killed in their own homes” in the United States due to “systemic racism.” There is indeed a crisis in many black communities, but that is black-on-black crime which the Black Lives Matter movement seems to be content to ignore.
Second, they’re all reading a script. Watch their eyes. This isn’t speaking from the heart, someone wrote these words and they’re just reading them and inserting the emotion. Is it real? How can we tell? They’re actors after all. (Let’s just assume they’re all actors, it’s really hard to tell who some people are without their hair and makeup done.)
Third, they’re making it all about themselves. Surely, hijacking a movement that had as its catalyst the death of a black man and is centered around black identity isn’t a great look for woke, white celebrities, right?
Finally, this is just virtue signaling B.S. that accomplishes absolutely nothing.
Watch the super-serious woke celebs making the issue of anti-black racism all about themselves.
Today, #ITakeResponsibility for my role in eradicating racism in America. Unless white America acknowledges its privilege, systemic racism will persist. Act Now. What will you commit to? https://t.co/OjSR23y7lp. @NAACP @itakeresponsibility #itakeresponsibility #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/NYH2WQyiKP
— Julianne Moore (@_juliannemoore) June 11, 2020
Look a the intensity.
Look at the black and white artistic video.
They probably chose black and white to be symbolic.
These people are self-important jackasses that don’t seem to remember what it’s like to not be a celebrity.
But there’s even more virtue signaling going on.
Country band Lady Antebellum is changing their name to “Lady A” because the word “antebellum” is apparently hurtful.
The word “antebellum” is literally just Latin for “pre-war.” It is also a style of architecture.
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Dear Fans, As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge…inclusive of all. We’ve watched and listened more than ever these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases Black women and men have always faced and continue to face everyday. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed. After much personal reflection, band discussion, prayer and many honest conversations with some of our closest Black friends and colleagues, we have decided to drop the word “antebellum” from our name and move forward as Lady A, the nickname our fans gave us almost from the start. When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern “antebellum” style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us…Southern Rock, Blues, R&B, Gospel and of course Country. But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before The Civil War, which includes slavery. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us. We feel like we have been Awakened, but this is just one step. There are countless more that need to be taken. We want to do better. We are committed to examining our individual and collective impact and making the necessary changes to practice antiracism. We will continue to educate ourselves, have hard conversations and search the parts of our hearts that need pruning—to grow into better humans, better neighbors. Our next outward step will be a donation to the Equal Justice Initiative through LadyAID. Our prayer is that if we lead by example…with humility, love, empathy and action…we can be better allies to those suffering from spoken and unspoken injustices, while influencing our children & generations to come.
This is just a bunch of virtue-signaling B.S.
But hey, whatever you think you need to do, though, guys.
There are a couple of videos that these woke celebrities should watch.
Here’s the first one:
Celebrities posting from their mansions and talking about social justice issues:
What I hear as my mind develops immunity to political correctness and virtue signaling and my radar for hypocrisy becomes infallible:
— z00lander (@z00lander2) June 10, 2020
The second is in this recent ClashDaily article:
Perhaps they’d even get the hint just from the headline, but don’t hold your breath on that.