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Anti-Brexit PC Christmas Movie Monumentally Bombs At Theaters

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An anti-Brexit Christmas movie (yes, really) has bombed at theaters, forcing Universal, the studio that produced it, to cut its losses and pull the plug.

In a short sighted attempt to promote “kindness” at Christmas, the film, which was co-written by British actress Emma Thompson, adopts a lecturing ‘woke’ attitude, and heavily pushes an anti-Brexit theme, as well as other PC talking points.

The reviews tell the tale. The Sun’s wrote that “Last Christmas is the worst festive film I have ever seen … It’s a woke, remoaning, overly politically correct mess of a movie that manages to suck every inch of fun, joy and togetherness out of the season where we should be jolly.”

The now left leaning Rolling Stone wrote that “Last Christmas is bad. Incredibly, shockingly, monumentally bad…The kind of bad where you might literally hear the tolerance messaging — same-sex unions, homelessness, anti-immigrant prejudice, Brexit — being ticked off a checklist were it not drowned out by the sound of everyone patting themselves on the back.”

Oof, that stings.

US Weekly posited that “Perhaps actress-co-screenwriter Emma Thompson realized the romance was a dud. This would explain why she decided to cram in about 12 assorted subplots — including the plight of homelessness, a closeted lesbian sister, alcoholism, serious cardiovascular issues, Yeoh’s romance with a Swedish man who likes sauerkraut and immigrant shame in the age of Brexit.”

Other reviews called the film “brutally unfunny” and “a beautifully wrapped Christmas gift that’s filled with rotten turkey leftovers”

One of the only positive reviews came from NPR. which still only managed to describe it as ‘pleasant’. Go figure.

Thompson, who also managed to find time to star in the film in between flying thousands of miles to lecture people on the streets of London about a ‘climate emergency’, attempted to defend the shambles, arguing that it would have been “psychotic” not to have included Brexit in the Christmas film.

“I think [the political references] are very lightly brushed in. Because our main character is the daughter of immigrants, it would be very difficult to tell this story without mentioning, at least, the fear that people have who are immigrants with Brexit.” Thompson claimed.

“Because it’s set in a very particular time as well, it’s set in 2016, we couldn’t avoid it. Having it not there would’ve been slightly psychotic. And I think what’s more important about what’s under the fun of the movie is a message about kindness.” she added.

It’s quite clear, however, that people simply do not want a lesson in how to be politically correct injected into their entertainment.

The film, which had a budget of $30 million, pulled in just $11 million in its opening month. After a fortnight it had only recouped $27.9 million, forcing Universal to remove it from over 1,000 theaters at the weekend.

The old adage ‘get woke, go broke’ proves correct once more.

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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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