Few would disagree that America's highly partisan political environment needs fixing – but Ben Shapiro says liberal Hollywood celebrities are definitely not the ones who should do the fixing.
With a Republican in the White House, Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation seemingly going nowhere, and college students complaining that they're offended when conservative speakers come to their campus, movie star Jennifer Lawrence said recently she wants to take a year off from saving the virtual world and take a shot at the real one.
Lawrence: "I'm going to take the next year off. I'm going to be working with this organization that I'm a part of, trying to get young people engaged politically .... Fix our democracy." (Entertainment Tonight, Feb. 16, 2018)
Conservative author and speaker Ben Shapiro told Fox News on Tuesday he's not buying what she's selling. "The folks in Hollywood are so consumed with their own political agenda they don't understand how off-putting they are politically," said the commentator.
Shapiro points out endorsements by Hollywood elites didn't help Hillary Clinton in 2016 and predicts it won't work any better a year and a half later. "Nobody in Ohio was voting for Hillary Clinton because she was trotting out Lena Dunham at the DNC," he said.
Shapiro says Hollywood needs to fix itself and let those more in touch with reality worry about democracy – if it needs fixing at all.
"People in America are not all that interested in hearing the political perspectives of people who read other people's lines for a living," Shapiro ended.
A Time, Inc. website reported Wednesday that despite her statement about taking a year-long sabbatical to focus on activism, it appears Lawrence will return to work when her next project is ready to go.
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