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Director Todd Phillips Says He Made Joker Because “Woke” Hollywood Killed Comedy

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Joker director Todd Phillips says that “woke” Hollywood and Twitter mob outrage culture has killed comedy.

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Phillips said he turned to other themes because he found it increasingly difficult to make comedies in a new “woke” Hollywood that scrutinizes every joke through the lens of identity politics.

“Go try to be funny nowadays with this woke culture,” said Phillips. “There were articles written about why comedies don’t work anymore—I’ll tell you why, because all the fucking funny guys are like, ‘Fuck this shit, because I don’t want to offend you.’ It’s hard to argue with 30 million people on Twitter. You just can’t do it, right? So you just go, ‘I’m out.’ I’m out.”

This is reflected in the script of the Joker, the plot of which centers around “an alienated white guy whose failure to be funny drives him into a vengeful rage.”

Indeed, many have expressed concerns that the media’s new found obsession with treating the Joker as a white incel propaganda movie will lead to actual incel violence on the day of its release.

But aside from this, Phillips is right.

Just like numerous other forms of art and entertainment, most comedians have eschewed actually being funny to pursue the amplification of social justice and identity politics narratives in an effort to receive a pat on the head from the new “woke” establishment.

Phillips began trending on Twitter after making the comments to Vanity Fair, prompting the outrage mob to come after him and thereby proving his point.

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Multimillionaire Celebrities Call For End to Capitalism From The Comfort of Their Luxury Mansions

They’ll continue to live like royalty while you eat bugs.

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Multimillionaire celebrities have signed a petition calling for an end to capitalism from the comfort of their luxury mansions.

The petition, called ‘Please, let’s not go back to normal’, says the COVID-19 pandemic is a “tragedy,” but that the “ongoing ecological catastrophe is a meta-crisis.”

“The pursuit of consumerism and an obsession with productivity have led us to deny the value of life itself: that of plants, that of animals, and that of a great number of human beings,” states the letter. “Pollution, climate change, and the destruction of our remaining natural zones has brought the world to a breaking point.”

The petition urges world leaders to not allow everyone to “go back to normal” after the coronavirus pandemic is over.

Signatories include Madonna, Robert de Niro, Cate Blanchett, Jane Fonda, Marion Cotillard and Monica Bellucci.

This is yet another example of the sheer disdain these celebrities have for ordinary, working aspirational people.

When they talk of ‘ending consumerism’ – they’re not talking about people not watching their movies or buying their music (God forbid), they’re talking about a reduction in everyone else’s living standards while they, the celebrity elite, continue to live like royalty.

While they dance and their giant kitchens and virtue signal about how “we’re all in this together” during the lockdown, people in the real world are losing their businesses and jobs.

They want to create a vertical economy of princes and paupers where no one outside of their bubble is allowed to elevate themselves.

Meanwhile, once the lockdown is over, they’ll continue to travel the world in private jets and buy expensive beachfront property while lecturing you about the necessity of eating bugs to save the planet.

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Cruz: Hollywood Is ‘Complicit’ In Chinese Censorship; Introduces Bill To Restrict Production

Cruz’s legislation would ban Hollywood productions from using “Pentagon assets” if they enable Chinese censorship.

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Senator Ted Cruz has introduced legislation that would see Hollywood productions severely limited if they are found to be bowing to Chinese censors.

Appearing on Fox News with Tucker Carlson Tuesday, Cruz charged that Hollywood is “fully complicit” in enabling Chinese censorship.

“The problem of censorship is a massive problem within China. China’s own censorship and coverup of this [coronavirus] pandemic helped produce a 257,000 deaths worldwide and when it comes to Hollywood, Hollywood is not an innocent bystander here.” Cruz urged.

“Hollywood works with the Chinese censors; Hollywood has been willing over and over and over again, there’s so much money at stake.” Cruz noted, explaining that studios regularly change production elements in order to please the communist state so they can make money in China.

The Senator gave examples of the recent Top Gun sequel, wherein China demanded the flags of Taiwan and Japan be removed from the lead character Maverick’s flight jacket.

“What are we saying to the world? That Maverick is afraid of the Chinese communists?” Cruz posited.

Cruz also highlighted how in regards to the musical film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” China demanded that all reference to Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality be purged entirely.

“Pause to think about how many Hollywood producers like to virtue signal about their courage and free speech and artistic integrity and yet they happily try to edit out the fact that Freddie Mercury is gay?” Cruz proclaimed, adding “It’s extraordinary.”

The Senator continued, noting “I pointed this out the other day and several LGBT magazines began attacking me: ‘How dare Ted Cruz stand up and fight for gay rights.’ Listen, I am against censorship and against Chinese communists and by the way, I believe in truth,” Cruz said.

Cruz’s bill, called “The Stopping Censorship, Restoring Integrity, Protecting Talkies Act” (SCRIPT Act), would ban Hollywood productions from using “Pentagon assets” if they enable Chinese censorship.

Many big budget action films require facilitation with the Defense Department to use the latest equipment and technology.

“We aren’t going to facilitate Chinese communist censorship,” Cruz asserted.

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Republican Congressman Accuses Joe Biden of “Simping” For China

Meme is dead.

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Some are lamenting the death of the “simp” meme after it was used by a Republican Congressman to criticize Joe Biden’s fealty towards China.

Although its original meaning was “suckers idolizing mediocre pussy, “Simp” is normally used as an insult directed at men who overly praise or lust after e-girls on the Internet.

The growth of OnlyFans and other platforms where girls as young as 18 are encouraged to sell explicit photos and videos to thirsty men led to the popularization of the ‘Simp’ meme at the end of last year into early 2020.

Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz posted a tweet in which he stated, “Joe Biden has spent 50 years simping for China even as we’re going through this coronavirus.”

The fact that the term has become so popular that it has now seemingly entered political lexicon is the death knell for the meme according to some.

“Simp” has made it to Congressman twitter,” remarked one Twitter user. “Time to kill the meme.”

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