It’s no secret that liberal Hollywood has opposed Trump since the campaign trail, yet celebrities are becoming more brazen in their opposition.
Talk show host Seth Meyers was inspired by an ultimatum Eminem gave his fans in a recent rap video and decided to give the same ultimatum to his own fans. On his late-night comedy show, Meyers rapped, “My name is Seth and I’m here to say, that if you like Trump then go away,” before flipping off Trump supporters.
CNN reported on the bold statement Eminem issued his fans at the BET Hip Hop Awards. In a four-and-a-half-minute long rant via a freestyle rap session, he bashed Trump using various vulgarities and offensive language like “racist grandpa.”
After the lyrical tirade, he gave his fans this ultimatum, “And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand a line, you’re either for or against and if you can’t decide who you like more and you’re split on who you should stand beside, I’ll do it for you with this.” He then raised his middle finger and stated, “F*** you.”
This isn’t the first time anti-Trump celebrities have used any podium they can find to attack President Trump. The LA Times reported that a number of celebrities used the limelight of the Producers Guild Awards to randomly strike out at Trump.
John Legend, the co-star of La La Land, went off script to voice his criticism of Trump. “Our vision of America is directly antithetical to that of President Trump. I want to specifically tonight reject his vision and affirm that America has to be better than that.”
Todd Black, the producer of Fences, likened Trump’s vision of America to “Nazi Germany” during his speech, “I’m a Jew. If you remember Nazi Germany, we have to be very mindful of what our crazy, crazy president is doing right now. And you can quote me on that.”
Like the Left did with the Producers Guild Awards, Eminem leveraged the publicity of the BET Hip Hop Awards to take shots at the president.
Meyers, a frequent critic of Trump, used his own limelight to show Eminem’s video to his viewers last night, saying, “[Eminem] ended the video by calling on any of his fans who still support Donald Trump to decide between Trump and himself.”
He said the video inspired him to do the same, “I was inspired by that. So tonight I would say to any fans of this show who are also big fans of Donald Trump: It’s time to make a decision guys. Get off the fence. Do you support him or do you support this show that constantly mocks and denigrates everything about him?”
So Seth Meyers hates Trump AND Trump supporters. Are these folks getting more brazen?
Meyers then used his own rap lyrics to convey to fans that if they supported Trump, they needed to “go away.”
While everyone is free to have their own political opinions, it’s unfortunate that these celebrities are now extending their ridicule and hatred of Trump to include his supporters. Many of those who voted for Trump are average Americans simply seeking a better life for themselves and believe having Trump in the White House could help that goal.
It will be interesting to see what will happen to Meyer’s viewership and ratings after this direct insult to the portion of his own fans who may support Trump.