Celebrity Opinions: Who Cares? Argue With Them

If there’s one there the world certainly can’t live without, it’s celebrity opinions. Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter, we have been treated to so many more of them . . . and they are exponentially less informed than ever before.  

Last week, in a virtue-signaling rampage, Alyssa Milano dropped one of her most intellectually deficient tweets ever, stating that she was finished with all things Musk:  

 

Equating the push for free speech on social media to “hate and white supremacy” would, in a typical rant, be par for the course for a D-list TV actress, but this one was a bit extra special because of her reference to Volkswagen.

For anyone unaware, Volkswagen was founded on May 28, 1937, by the then government of Germany—which, at the time, was run by people Milano (and others like her) enjoy comparing to conservatives and Republicans. Milano, in her greatest self-own since tweeting an image of herself wearing her crocheted mask, essentially said she’d stop faux hate and white supremacy by purchasing a car from a brand begun, “literally,” by Adolf Hitler. 

This isn’t the first time a celebrity has owned him or herself with an utter lack of knowledge about a subject. Rob Reiner, another notable leftist Twitter troll and Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer, admitted recently on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” that he still didn’t believe the Hunter Biden laptop story, even though it had been confirmed by multiple corporate media outlets in the weeks before and by the New York Post ahead of the 2020 election.

Maher quipped at Reiner that he was completely uninformed because “all he watches is MSNBC.”

It’s easy to lose focus and simply dunk on celebrities for being so aggressively ignorant. Still, we need to consider another question entirely: Why are they treated as experts on anything to begin with?

What does Alyssa Milano know about free speech?

Why should we waste precious time and synapses listening to Rob Reiner on global political issues and possible government corruption?

What makes Henry Winkler—yes, the Fonz!—such a reliable source that he received thousands of likes on a now-deleted tweet attempting to “fact-check” Elon Musk’s response to Alexander Vindman posting a copy-paste line about who controls comments on Twitter?

The answer is absolutely nothing. And conservatives need to bear that in mind when they realize exactly what and who we’re up against.

Sadly, many Americans still view celebrity—which in the case of Milano, Reiner, and Winkler simply requires memorizing lines, reading them in front of a camera, and occasionally shaking their butts—as some type of qualification to expound on questions about the limits of your rights and, even worse, complex policy matters.

There are two ways to combat this brand of ignorance. The first is to remain informed yourself. The second is to run your own mouth.

Social media, incredibly, has become a much more even playing field now that Elon Musk has taken over Twitter. Conservatives have a better chance, not only on that platform but now on other ones because competitors that know their corrupt business model was just blown wide open by free speech. It will be all for nothing if you don’t use your newfound freedom to yell in opposition to the Left’s uninformed propagandists.

In that sense, you’re no different than a celebrity other than the fact you’re probably smarter. Your opinion matters more now than ever and you shouldn’t waste your abilities. Speak freely and argue with people who haven’t been famous since the 1980s for anything other than their stupid tweets.

 

About Tim Young

Tim Young is the media and culture critic for American Greatness.

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