One of the truly frustrating things about election seasons are the celebrities who come out from under the nearest rock, have no idea how “regular people” live, and tell us how to vote. Actor Mark Wahlberg agrees that celebrities need to stay out of politics, “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills.” A look at the contracts of some of the Trump supporters, prove their lifestyle is so different than ours, they can’t understand how the average American lives.
The movie star from the Boston area, was being interviewed about his upcoming movie “Patriots Day,” began to talk about the crowds of celebrities who ran to any camera switch to the “on” position so they could denounce Donald Trump before and after election day.
“You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway,” he continued. “They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table. You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family. Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”
Wahlberg these celebrities are so far into the bubble that they have no idea (or interest in how we live). Just look at what some of these celebrities put in their contracts, how could they understand our problems.
- Cher who promised to go to Jupiter if Trump won (she hasn’t left yet) contractually demands that she has a separate dressing room just for her wigs.
- Maria Cary who trashed Trump has a contract demanding Cristal to drink, and bendy straws from which to sip it, as well as two air purifiers, an assistant to dispose of her gum, another assistant to help her on staircases and couches in dark colors with “no busy patterns.” Carey also requests her room be at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and filled with two dozen white roses and vanilla aromatherapy candles.
- Adele who said she was embarrassed for America after one Trump debate performance, isn’t embarrassed about her contract demands for Marlboro Lights, candy bars, European lager beer and sandwiches without tomatoes. Additionally, the songstress requires that anyone receiving free tickets to her shows donate a minimum of $20 to Sands, a UK-based charity — and there are no exceptions to that rule.
- Katie Perry who was effusive in her support of Hillary Clinton, and cried when Hillary lost has these down-to-earth demands. Her contract has 45-page rider that requests two cream-colored egg chairs, one with a coordinating ottoman, as well as a refrigerator with a glass door, ornate French lamps and someone to wash and cut her fruit and vegetables … and no one on staff is permitted to speak to her.
- And of course there’s down to earth Barbra Streisand. Her long lists of demands includes that toilet bowl be filled with rose petals; a police K-9 team to sweep arenas before performances; 10 ‘torchiere style’ floor lamps; metal detectors at every door and that all security personnel follow a strict dress code—including “no T-shirts at all please.”
Not many regular folks go to work insisting that the office toilet be filled with rose petals. Mark Wahlberg spoke the truth, celebrities need to get out of the endorsing politician business. They have no idea about the needs or wants of the average American. Perhaps that’s why their endorsements do not work.