In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, actress Tina Fey described her resentment while watching the Oscars Sunday night and feeling preached to the entire time.
"This is some real Hollywood bulls***," she said she was thinking at the time, adding:
Everyone is telling me what to do, and people are yelling at me about rape and corporate greed and climate change. It's like, guys, pick a lane.
They’re like, "We’re going to fix everything tonight." Like, you’re all rich. Why are you yelling at me about corporate greed?
And she was right, as Reason.com pointed out, what with Leonardo DiCaprio's climate warning, Lady GaGa's performance of a rape survivor anthem, and The Big Short's Adam McKay railing against money and politics during his acceptance speech.
"Let's face it, actors are very stupid," she added, although she did defend DiCaprio against Stern's accusations that the actor is a misogynist because he sleeps with a lot of supermodels: "Is it misogynistic to sleep with a bunch of women who want to sleep with you?" asked Fey. "I don't think it's misogynistic. I think everybody there is up for it."
Fey, along with many of her liberal comic friends, including Chris Rock, who also chided Hollywood for its hysterical activism as host of the Oscars, and Jerry Seinfeld, have all expressed annoyance at how politically correctness is ruining comedy. Both Rock and Seinfeld refuse to play college campuses for that very reason.
Las year, Fey complained that the PC culture is way out of hand and she will no longer apologize for her material:
I feel like we put so much effort into writing and crafting everything, (the shows) need to speak for themselves. There’s a real culture of demanding apologies, and I’m opting out of that.
Though it seems that the voices calling for more political correctness are getting louder, there are those on the left who are finally realizing that the unintended consequences associated with such a sympathetic plight are coming home to roost and affecting their careers.
Ain't it funny how liberals suddenly turn into conservative capitalists when it's their money at stake?
Thank you, Tina Fey. We give you our Hollywood's Unlikely Voice of Reason Award for the day.