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Hollywood Wins Oscar for Hypocrisy on Guns, Malkin Says

by The Daily Signal | 3.7.18

Chrissy Clark / March 06, 2018

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Hollywood hypocrisy on gun control is alive and well, CRTV host Michelle Malkin said Monday, the day after the movie industry’s annual Oscars gala.

The 90th annual Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Sunday evening, hosted by late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel. At the event, some Hollywood elites, including rapper Common, spoke out on gun violence, urging Americans to push for stricter gun control. Many wore orange pro-gun control lapel pins.

Perhaps ironically, there were more than 500 armed law enforcement officers, from local police forces and the FBI, protecting the gathering of glitterati at the annual awards ceremony.

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“Armed security for ‘we’ but not for ‘thee,’” is how Malkin, in an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” morning show, characterized the seeming double standard.

The gun control debate flared anew after a Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed.

“Can you imagine if every school [were] as protected as the Oscars event?” Malkin asked.

The host of the online CRTV network’s “Michelle Malkin Investigates” series expressed her frustration with what she called the Oscars attendees’ “virtue-calling” on gun control, noting that many of those same people travel with armed personal security details.

The celebrity elites also live in gated communities with large walls surrounding their homes, Malkin said, but have the audacity to disparage those who want to protect their Second Amendment rights.

She called the difference between the glitterati and the average American a “chasm” and said she thinks that conservatives and average Americans alike feel shunned by Hollywood liberals.

Just as they did after the NFL became politicized over the past two seasons, Malkin predicted, people will start tuning out the awards shows as well.

In fact, according to Variety magazine, the audience for ABC’s broadcast of the 2018 Oscars hit an all-time low. Viewership dropped 16 percent from 2017 to 2018.

Malkin said actors, actresses, and other filmmakers are given a platform to entertain, not to preach about politics. “Why can’t these people just entertain without thinking of themselves as unelected politicians in this country?” she asked.

Kimmel encouraged attendees to use their platforms to discuss political issues.

Malkin said Kimmel gets his talking points directly from the Democratic Party and from Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

In late September, for example, in one of his nightly monologues, Kimmel criticized a health care reform bill sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and attacked not only the bill, but Cassidy as well.

The ABC talk show host was widely reported to have been in touch beforehand with Schumer’s office for information about the legislation.

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