Will the entertainment world's pompous virtue-signaling never end? Spoiler alert: no.
First, Deadline.com reports that over the weekend, Stevie Wonder took a knee before performing at the Global Citizen Festival, saying, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” Nobody knows what that means, but Wonder is a singing legend, so the audience just applauded.
Then he added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn’t come here to preach, but I’m telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.” That does sound a little preachy, but again, no one quite knows what it means; at least he didn't lecture everyone about America's supposed white supremacy.
Then recording artist Pharrell Williams knelt during his performance at the “Concert For Charlottesville” benefit saying, “If I want to get on my knees right now for the people in my city…for the people in my state — that’s what that flag is for.” That's actually not what the flag is for, but if you want to virtue-signal for your city, go for it.
Now comes perhaps the most ridiculous example of all: The X-Files costars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny took a break on the set of their show and actually posed for an Instagram photo of them kneeing and linking arms in solidarity with those who believe that the United States "oppresses people of color," as Colin Kaepernick put it.
The two actors, so white they're nearly translucent, were careful to make sure that a chair labeled "The X-Files" was positioned behind and between them to promote the show.