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The Backlash Against Politically Active Celebs Is Silly, Given That We Elected a Reality Star

The Backlash Against Politically Active Celebs Is Silly, Given That We Elected a Reality Star

The Donald Trump resistance is star-studded. Meryl Streep made waves by using her Golden Globes Lifetime Achievement Award acceptance speech to bash Trump. Variety’s “Inauguration Week” issue cover features Lena Dunham leaning on Michael Moore, with Hamilton star Brandon Victor Dixon, CNN’s Van Jones, and Chelsea Handler. And the Women’s March on Washington on January 21 will feature an “Artist Table”—aka a group of celebrities who have signed on to lend their support and star power to the massive protest. Among those involved are Cher, Julianne Moore and Katy Perry. After seeing how little celebrity endorsement did to help Hillary Clinton during the election—and the fact they may actually have hurt her—it seems like a strange and potentially tone-deaf path for liberals to forge ahead on. Remember: one of the biggest complaints about the Democratic party is that it’s full of “coastal, liberal elites” who are “out of touch” with the working-class Americans whose economic…

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