The tired and monotonous anti-Trump rhetoric that has plagued our nation in recent months has turned from merely annoying to a recognizably cheap way to get a reaction.
Much of this transformation has to do with the cult of celebrity, around the globe, becoming the de facto public “resistance” to the U.S. President. At this point in time, if you’re looking to stay relevant in Hollywood or in the music industry, you had better be ready for a game of one-upmanship with your famous liberal colleagues. Simply removing oneself from the political fray is no longer an option, and Hollywood agents are certainly pressing their clients to stay “cool” by joining the misguided and malfeasant millennials in chastising the Commander in Chief. After all, these celebrities’ livelihoods depend on staying “with it”, “hip”, or “current”.
So, it comes as no surprise that a number of musical artists are doing the same, tiredly dogging The Donald in an attempt to merge with the current cultural trends of the left. While these publicity stunts are easily debunked as nothing more than required sideshow attractions for aging rockstars, the American people are growing bored of it, as evidenced by the reaction that Pink Floyd alumni Roger Waters received in New Orleans after hopping onto the “resistance” bandwagon.
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“While Waters performed ‘Pigs (Three Different Ones),’ several images were displayed for fans to see, according to the New Orleans Advocate. Concertgoers were shown images of Trump as a baby, another of the president being held by Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of Trump wearing a KKK hood, and another image of a naked Trump with a small penis. The images ended with the words ‘Trump is a pig’ on the screens, as a giant pig floated over the audience.
“Fans booed the politically-charged performance, while several others may have walked out on the show, the Advocate reported.
“The former Pink Floyd bassist’s Houston, Texas, show saw a similar reaction from fans, with some blasting the performance’s overtly political tone, according to WBRZ.”
Waters’ stunt is just the latest carefully choreographed political statement exploited by a celebrity hoping to maintain their edge.
Kathy Griffin, a CNN personality whose comedy career had long been over, recently attempted a similarly transparent tactic during a photoshoot with a realistic mockup of Donald Trump’s severed head. Griffin and her team likely believed that the stunt would ruffle feathers long enough to return the D-list actress’ name to the limelight, however, Griffin’s gruesome imagery caught condemnation from a majority of Americans and likely inspired James T. Hodgkinson – the crazed liberal responsible for the heinous rifle attack on a baseball field full of republican congressmen.