Disrespect for Police Common in the Entertainment Biz
We know this post might drive you crazy, but it is so important that we speak out against the massive anti-police movement in our country, perpetuated not only by gutless politicians, but by hypocritical celebrities who use their platforms as entertainers to denigrate the brave men and women of the law enforcement community. From filmmakers to music icons, the venomous hate these celebrities have toward police officers makes our communities less safe, both for citizens and the police officers who protect them. Here are a few of the more outlandish examples of celebrities who seemingly hate America’s law enforcement community.
Music icon John Legend is no stranger to controversy when it comes to his views on America’s police officers. Legend, a staunch supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement which has helped give rise to anti-police bigotry in the United States, makes his views on police known quite often. One particular tweet from Legend, however, stands out from the rest.
Please stop calling the police on black people who are just trying to live. Please. Stop. Police shoot us for no fucking reason at all. Please. Stop. https://t.co/HOqZ6t76ca— John Legend (@johnlegend) April 23, 2018
Legend’s vulgar tweet should tell you everything you need to know about what this superstar thinks about the police. Maybe think twice before you watch the next episode of The Voice.
Michael Moore makes his living on controversy. It’s what he does and what has made him one of the most famous documentary filmmakers of all time. However, Moore went off the deep end in 2015 when he infamously called for America’s police officers to be “disarmed” after calling for all non-violent, African American offenders to be released from prison. Read the tweet and decide for yourself if you think Moore finally went too far.
Next demand: Disarm the police. We have a 1/4 billion 2nd amendment guns in our homes 4 protection. We’ll survive til the right cops r hired— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) April 30, 2015
Obviously, Moore’s “demand” is nothing more than utter stupidity but he is only one voice out of many who would agree that we should disarm all law enforcement officers. Yeah, let’s see what happens to our neighborhoods if that were to happen. C’mon Michael!
In 2016, at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement, Beyonce came under fire for what many have called an anti-police music video. In the video for her song, Formation, a young black boy dances in front of a group of white police officers who surrender their hands before the camera pans to a wall which has “Stop Shooting Us” written across in graffiti. The video drew outrage from law enforcement across the country, and yet Beyonce still headlined the Super Bowl Halftime show shortly after the release of the video. Classy, Beyonce. Real classy.
Need we say more? Thankfully, at the time of the writing of this post, the infamous cop-bashing former NFL quarterback remains just that; a former NFL quarterback.
Politicians across the country are taking advantage of the growing anti-police culture in our society by throwing police officers under the bus whenever it suits their political needs. Don’t believe us? Here are three examples of opportunistic politicians throwing cops under the bus for political points.