Conservatives, we need to stop obsessing over celebrities.
Roseanne Barr is not one of us. Barr has never been one of us. She is an extreme Leftist on social issues and she is pro-abortion. She is certainly not a fiscal conservative. Roseanne Barr screeched that people who eat at Chick-Fil-A deserve to die a slow, horribly painful death because the deceased founder of the restaurant chain opposed government recognizing same-sex marriage. That’s right: Roseanne wished an agonizing death on many of the very same people who love her TV show and hailed her as a “hero” for conservatives.
I understand why many conservatives were drawn to her TV show. Hollywood is dominated by Leftists and has been for generations. So when we see an actor expressing support for a Republican President, we take notice. It is even more unusual when that actor creates a TV show where the main character supports that same Republican President. But Roseanne was always a poor fit for the conservative movement. This was always going to blow up in our faces. Now it has.
We also need to recognize that Donald Trump is not all of conservatism. Just because someone likes Trump does not mean she is a conservative. Embracing Roseanne Barr because she likes Trump while opposing conservatives on virtually every issue is not a stand taken on principle. This is just more of the cult of personality surrounding Donald Trump, and this idolatry is wicked.
Now, let’s be clear. Barr’s TV show was not canceled because she blurted out a stupid racist “joke” on Twitter. The speed at which Disney moved to cancel her show shows that they were looking for an excuse to drop the show. A lot of that is Barr’s support for Trump, to be sure, but cocktail sipping, caviar eating limousine Leftists in Hollywood cannot stand working class white people. The show was doomed before it started.
By all means, conservatives, we should support conservative entertainment and conservative entertainers. We should expose the hypocrisy of Leftists, especially in Hollywood – where the fact that Harvey Weinstein was a sexual predator was known for years. But we should not throw away our principles and embrace people who hate us and literally want us to die slowly and painfully because our enemy is wearing a MAGA hat.